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Bashir Visits South Sudan Ahead of Sunday's Vote

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was Juba yesterday, delivering a conciliatory message to southerners who turned out in droves to bid him, as one spectator put it, "his last farwell."

By Mayank Bubna

January 5, 2011

Pittsburgh to March Ahead of South Sudan Referendum

On January 5, four days before the referendum, we will be out in force in the streets of downtown Pittsburgh, carrying signs of villages destroyed in Darfur and in South Sudan, writes David Rosenberg in this guest post.

By Enough Team

December 23, 2010

South Sudan Overcomes Hurdle Ahead of Referendum

A week out from the conclusion of the registration period for South Sudan’s referendum, domestic and international observers are beginning to agree that the process, though not perfect, was credible.

By Amanda Hsiao

December 17, 2010

South Sudan’s Foregone Conclusion?

The countdown to independence is on – literally, in the glowing red digital clock in a central roundabout in town that ticks off the time left until January 9 in days, minutes, and seconds.

By Laura Heaton

December 9, 2010

The Making-of South Sudan?

After an extended five-day conference between South Sudanese political parties, civil society, and religious groups in Juba, a faint vision of the type of state southern secession may bring has emerged.

By Amanda Hsiao

October 21, 2010

South Sudan Referendum Prep in Numbers

With less than 100 days until southern Sudanese go to the polls to vote for unity or secession, here's a snapshot of how referendum preparation is coming along.

By Amanda Hsiao

October 4, 2010

A New Militia Rises in South Sudan

A decision by the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly to arm and train the so-called Arrow Boys underlines the inability of South Sudan’s army to protect civilians while raising the risk that the new militia could constitute an effective private army for local politicians seeking influence.

By Ledio Cakaj

September 30, 2010

South Sudan Referendum Moves Past Secretary General Impasse

After months of deadlock over the appointment of the secretary general for the South Sudan Referendum Commission, the SPLM has conceded to what is largely viewed as an NCP nomination for the position, announcing Monday that it would allow a northerner to take the post.

By Amanda Hsiao

August 24, 2010

Field Dispatch: To the Referendum and Beyond- South Sudan’s Lesser Known Flashpoints

In less than six months, the people of southern Sudan will vote in a self-determination referendum that is expected to result in the secession of the South roughly a year from now. The dynamics shaping the historic and dramatic changes in Sudan are fluid, yet some of the core issues facing southern Sudan will endure regardless of the outcome of the referendum. In this field dispatch for Enough, southern Sudan field researcher Maggie Fick identifies some of these key, lesser recognized, flashpoints.

By Maggie Fick

July 29, 2010

South Sudan News Clips—The “Attractiveness” of Unity?

Despite the recent efforts of the National Congress Party to “make unity attractive” to southerners anxious to cast their votes in the upcoming self-determination referendum, the resounding sentiment of southerners still seems to rest in the “separation” camp.

By Maggie Fick

July 6, 2010

Rogue General in South Sudan Claims Support from Other Leaders

Renegade South Sudan General George Athor, whose forces have clashed with the South Sudan army several times in the last two months, said he is coordinating further attacks against the army with two other militia leaders who are also disgruntled with the recently held elections

By Amanda Hsiao

June 1, 2010

LRA Launches Spate of Attacks in South Sudan

The most recent LRA attack in South Sudan happened yesterday, May 16, 2010. A source on the ground told Enough that between 30 and 40 LRA rebels attacked near the town of Tambura, close to the borders with the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

By Ledio Cakaj

May 17, 2010

Tensions Mount Between Defeated Candidate and South Sudan Army

Hostilities continue to mount between South Sudan’s army, the SPLA, and a renegade army general who last week announced that he was amassing a personal contingent of soldiers in order to challenge election results in the southern state of Jonglei.

By Amanda Hsiao

May 7, 2010