Drawing upon the voices of cultural leaders to protect and assist the vulnerable, marginalized and displaced.
We've taken two trips in the last few months to the disputed region of Abyei bordering North and South Sudan. Throughout this time, we've been sounding the alarm that Abyei was likely going to be a flash point for violence.
Sadly, our concerns are now becoming a reality.
A “21st century statesman” is what Newsweek is calling board member George Clooney for his long-standing efforts to push for high political engagement in Sudan—the most recent of which was detailed in the magazine’s cover story this week.
"About 600 people died in fighting in the Sudan region of Darfur in May, the highest monthly toll since peacekeepers were deployed in 2008, officials say."
"Nine people were killed on Wednesday in clashes between south Sudan army forces and insurgents, a southern army official said accusing Khartoum of instigating the violence."
"Three top officers who quit south Sudan's army over alleged fraud in national elections are coordinating attacks in the oil-producing region, a renegade general said Monday, but the army played down the threat."
"The Sudanese army clashed today with two rebel groups in the western region of Darfur, the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission said."
"Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been sworn into office again, following his controversial win in last month's elections."