Blog Posts in Sudan and South Sudan

Posted by Enough Team on Aug 26, 2015

The Enough Project welcomes the decision by the Government of South Sudan and President Salva Kiir to sign the compromise peace agreement, adding his signature to that of armed opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar and other stakeholders, to hopefully bring their country’s brutal civil war to an end.

Posted by Enough Team on Aug 26, 2015
Saving South Sudan from Kleptocracy

South Sudan’s belligerents have signed a peace deal, but it is far from certain that the brutal 20-month civil war is over.  If the next steps the parties take are simply to restore the status quo that existed before the war’s eruption, the odds are wildly in favor of a return to deadly conflict.  However, if the implementation of the agreement is seen as a chance to restart the construction of a viable state in the world’s newest country, dismantling the violent kleptocracy that it’s become since independence in 2011, then South Sudan has a chance for peace.

Posted by Enough Team on Aug 25, 2015

The U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Ambassador Donald Booth, is traveling to Khartoum, Sudan this week. Today, the Enough Project released a statement to the Special Envoy encouraging him and the U.S. government to use this trip to enhance U.S. policy on Sudan by employing a much broader strategy of financial pressure to target the individuals and entities that profit from corruption and illicit financial activities and benefit from ongoing conflict.

Posted by Enough Team on Aug 12, 2015

August 17 is the deadline set for South Sudan's warring parties to reach a final political settlement to end their country's twenty-month civil war. Today, 5 days until the deadline, the Enough Project released a new brief outlining the 7 key elements for an effective Plan B.

Posted by Enough Team on Jul 30, 2015

The spectacle of failure in South Sudan is saddening. A nation that was brought to independence with the enthusiastic support of the United States, ending a long civil war, is now being torn apart by its own leaders. Millions in South Sudan are enduring hunger and disease. In the annals of nation-building experiments, this one may be remembered as ill-fated and short-lived. President Obama is now threatening further punishment of warring parties in a nation he once helped to its feet...