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South Sudan’s Identity, In A Song

South Sudan’s Identity, In A Song
Establishing a country requires more than just drawing lines on a map (obviously). As the international community prepares to welcome what will be the newest nation in the world, the citizens of South Sudan are formalizing their own distinct national identity, built upon a pride rooted in the long journey to independence. The soon-to-be Republic of South Sudan has released its national anthem - fittingly written by young people, who will be so critical to the country’s future ...
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North Kivu Civil Society Engages on Conflict Minerals

North Kivu Civil Society Engages on Conflict Minerals
Born out of the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in eastern Congo, a group of prominent civil society organizations recently formed a coalition to address the linkage between natural resource exploitation and human rights abuses in the region ...
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Emergency Call-In Day for Sudan

Emergency Call-In Day for Sudan
The condemnation expressed by U.S. government officials over the recent violence in Sudan must translate into meaningful action toward those most culpable, to force them to rethink their calculations. Call the White House at 1-800-GENOCIDE and urge Obama to impose consequences against the government of President Bashir ...
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Getting Serious about Sticks for Sudan

Getting Serious about Sticks for Sudan
"We can issue statements, but where's the leverage?" a despondent Western diplomat complained to a journalist after the Sudan armed forces invaded Abyei, driving more than 100,000 people from their homes and upending the faltering peace agreement that ended Sudan's long-running north-south war, which will culminate in the separation of Southern Sudan on July 9 ...
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Senator Johnny Isakson: Fulfilling an Obligation

Senator Johnny Isakson: Fulfilling an Obligation
“I believe that I have an obligation as a husband, father, grandfather, and U.S. senator who is the ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs to ensure that innocent women and children in Africa are protected from conflict and violence," writes Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), describing his Enough Moment ...
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Sudan: Tragedy Unfolding Before Our Eyes

Sudan: Tragedy Unfolding Before Our Eyes
Have we learned nothing from watching past mass atrocities unfold, and only fully acknowledging the severity of the tragedy after many lives have been lost? Congressman Frank Wolf wrote this guest blog post to express his outrage and the lack of urgency conveyed by the international community -- and the Obama administration in particular -- as widespread atrocities occur in Sudan ...
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New Report: Peace in Both Sudans

Long before the outbreak of fighting along Sudan’s North-South border broke out last month, partners at Sudan Now were identifying a series of conditions fundamental to lasting peace in the two Sudans and formulating key recommendations for the U.S. government. The dire humanitarian conditions along the border – that show no signs of letting up – provide a devastating illustration of the stakes: “Unless the United States approach toward Sudan changes on multiple fronts, increasing violence in Sudan will become an international conflict that could threaten the wider stability of the region and will continue to cause new levels of ...
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Air Defense for South Sudan is a Less Bad Option than the Alternatives

Air Defense for South Sudan is a Less Bad Option than the Alternatives
In a recent post for Think Progress, guest blogger Lauren Jenkins raises some salient concerns about the provision of air defense capabilities to the Government of Southern Sudan. Given that Enough endorsed this approach in a press release that same day, it’s worth taking a moment to address some of these concerns. Providing air defense capabilities to the South Sudan government is neither an ideal response to the rising violence in Sudan, nor a step that should be undertaken rashly. But the chilling reports coming out of the Nuba Mountains suggest the wider potential for mass violence in the region ...
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Signs Point to Ever Worsening Conflict in Sudan’s South Kordofan

Signs Point to Ever Worsening Conflict in Sudan's South Kordofan
Aerial bombardments, restrictions on humanitarian access, and the targeting of civilians continue to take place in the Sudanese border state of South Kordofan, amid continued fighting between the Sudanese army and elements of the SPLA. Churches, aid workers, and NGOs have described the Sudanese government’s actions as ethnic cleansing. Now, the latest satellite images analyzed by Satellite Sentinel Project and confidential U.N. reports reported in the news indicate that a major ground offensive by the Sudan Armed Forces may be in the works, suggesting that the violence may be far from over ...
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On World Refugee Day, Focusing on Schools and Solutions in Sudan

Unfortunately, when we hear about Sudan these days, it is usually about the escalating crises between North and South Sudan and in Darfur. But as we pause to recognize the millions of refugees around the world today on World Refugee Day, we also want to point out that all is not gloom and doom. There are ways we all can get involved to make a difference in the lives of those forcibly uprooted from their homes in Sudan ...
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