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Feb 2, 2012
U.S. military advisors have a real chance to end the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict, but only if the Obama administration and European countries help them with more intelligence and transport support, according to a new Enough Project paper.
Satellites Catch Apparent Artillery Barrage as Sudan Armed Forces Create Choke Point on Refugee Route to South SudanJan 27, 2012
Satellites monitoring flashpoints in Sudan’s border region of South Kordofan caught an apparent artillery barrage, in a visually striking image released by the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP). The DigitalGlobe satellite image, analyzed for SSP by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, shows a line of six grey smoke plumes on a ridge above the town of Toroge. The image is consistent with reports of recent fighting in the area. SSP’s new satellite imagery also shows that civilian structures in the town appear to be abandoned and that Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, has created what appears to be a choke point, with apparent artillery, main battle tanks, and infantry fighting vehicles controlling the main evacuation route for refugees attempting to flee into South Sudan. In addition, the latest SSP report includes a new satellite image of a plane in flight. It appears to be consistent with an An-24, or Antonov, a type of aircraft reportedly used by SAF to indiscriminately bomb Nuba civilians.
Jan 26, 2012
In the wake of recent inter-communal violence that has killed hundreds and displaced 60,000 people in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, robust action is needed on the part of the government in Juba supported by the international community to deescalate the immediate crisis, address the systemic causes of the violence, and sustain peace between communities, according to a new Enough Project report.
Jan 25, 2012
In apparent preparation for a final assault against the Nuba people who live in Sudan’s southern state of South Kordofan, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) has cut off the main evacuation routes for refugees fleeing areas already bombarded, has encircled the remaining local civilian population in the last rebel strongholds of the Nuba Mountains, and is building roads and lengthening the closest airstrip within striking range, according to new imagery released by the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP).
Jan 23, 2012
WASHINGTON – As relations between Sudan and South Sudan continue to remain icy since southern independence in July, the two countries’ regional neighbors are critical in promoting peace between the two Sudans, according to a new Enough Project report.
Jan 13, 2012
Donors and stakeholders from Somalia and the region must craft a plan for who will govern southern Somalia if and when Kenya's intervention to oust the jihadi group al-Shabaab succeeds in order to create stability in the highly contested region, according to a new Enough Project paper by Ken Menkhaus.
Jan 9, 2012
As reports continue to emerge concerning the aftermath of a recent resurgence of inter-communal violence between the Lou-Nuer and Murle communities of Jonglei state, the government of the Republic of South Sudan, supported by the international community, must redouble its efforts to address the more systemic causes of this and other such instances of inter-communal violence throughout the new nation, the Enough Project said. Without robust government intervention, violence between the communities and attacks on civilians will continue.
Press Statement: Enough Project Perplexed by Arab League's Selection of General Al-Dabi to Head Human Rights Monitoring Team in SyriaDec 22, 2011
Statement of Enough Project Sudan analyst Omer Ismail in response to the Arab League's selection of Sudan's General Mohamed Ahmad Al-Dabi to head a human rights monitoring team in Syria:
"It is perplexing that the Arab League chose the Khartoum regime's General Al-Dabi to lead its team monitoring the Syria regime because of his record of turning a blind eye to human rights crimes, or worse. When he served as Sudan's former head of Military Intelligence and when he oversaw implementation of the Darfur Security Arrangement, alleged war crimes including genocide were committed on his watch. Instead of heading a team entrusted with a probe of alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity by Syria, the general should be investigated by the ICC for evidence of similar crimes in Sudan."
Dec 19, 2011
The undersigned organizations and individuals, are deeply troubled by the lack of critical engagement that the international community has shown throughout the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Dec 18, 2011
Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) and the Enough Project call on President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton to help resolve the growing crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Dec 15, 2011
WASHINGTON – The United States and the international community must play an active role in negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan in order to achieve a comprehensive peace deal, according to a new Enough Project paper.
Dec 9, 2011
The Enough Project commends the citizens of Congo for their participation in the 2011 national election and condemns the violence and fraud associated with the electoral process. Despite the challenges faced, the passion and patience demonstrated nationwide by Congolese to cast their vote shows a deep commitment to the democratic process and clear demand for free and fair political representation.
Dec 7, 2011
The Enough Project applauds the recent appointment of Ambassador Barrie Walkley as the Department of State's new Special Representative to the Great Lakes Region of Africa, and is hopeful that the appointment will spur increased engagement and commitment from the U.S. in working with regional partners to mitigate the violence, instability, and corruption that currently plagues the region.
Enough Project Praises ICC Action Against Alleged Darfur War Criminal, Cites Evidence of War Crimes on South Sudan BorderDec 2, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has identified evidence indicating that the Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, intentionally razed civilian structures in the village of 'Amara in Blue Nile State, Sudan.