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last update: july 25th, 2017

july 20th, 2017

A Question of Leadership: Addressing a Dangerous Crisis in Sudan’s SPLM-N

 

Note: This report is published by the Enough Project.

 

A worsening recent political divide within the leadership of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N, or “movement”), traditionally based in South Kordofan and Blue Nile (the “Two Areas”), is increasingly likely to lead to a change of leadership of the movement. Of grave concern, the political divide has already led to violent clashes with strong ethnic undertones between units of the movement’s armed wing (the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North, the SPLA-N) in parts of Sudan’s Blue Nile state that are controlled by the movement and in camps hosting refugees from Blue Nile just across the border in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state.

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june 15th, 2017

Yes, We Have Leverage: A Playbook for Immediate and Long-Term Financial Pressures to Address Violent Kleptocracies in East and Central Africa

 

Note: This policy brief was first published on the Enough Project website.

 

“We have no leverage.” “All of this leader’s money is parked elsewhere in Africa, in Dubai, or Europe.” “Sanctions do not work.”

These are just a few of the views one often hears from observers of crises in Africa and, more worryingly, senior U.S. and foreign diplomats assigned to try to resolve them. Through the Enough Project’s engagement with these officials, my colleagues and I regularly encounter such opinions. It is increasingly clear to us that there is a broad lack of familiarity with the array of tools that policymakers have at their disposal to address seemingly intractable conflicts or murderous warlords. These tools have not been a consistent part of the policy discussion concerning how to resolve crises, or when they have, the institutional barriers to action have been too high. So it is no wonder those tools are often used improperly, ineffectively, or not at all.

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last updated december 13th, 2009

december 13th, 2009

Mugabe says Zimbabwe power-sharing has 'short life,' signals new elections

"Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says the fragile power-sharing government in his country 'was given a short life' and he intends to reclaim control through new elections."

december 12th, 2009

Update: Jailed American in Burma in 'poor health'

"A jailed U.S. citizen, on a protest hunger strike for more than a week in military-ruled Burma, was not able to appear in court because of poor health, his lawyers said Saturday."

december 9th, 2009

US urges restraint after Sudan unrest

"The United States on Tuesday condemned political violence and arrests in Sudan in the wake of unrest in the troubled African country, and urged Khartoum to 'allow freedom of expression and peaceful demonstrations.'"

december 9th, 2009

Burma junta official meets Aung San Suu Kyi

"Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met a government minister in Rangoon in the third such meeting since the beginning of October."

december 8th, 2009

Detained US Citizen On Hunger Strike

"Nyi Nyi Aung, the Burmese-American arrested in September, has been on a hunger strike in Insein prison since Friday in protest against prison injustices, family members told The Irrawaddy on Tuesday."

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