Drawing upon the voices of cultural leaders to protect and assist the vulnerable, marginalized and displaced.
On Sunday, as Sudanese voters participated in the first day of a week-long referendum on self-determination, CNN’s "Fareed Zakaria GPS" aired an interview with board members George Clooney and John Prendergast.
The pair of human rights activists told CNN (and as many as 280 million CNN-I viewers around the world) about the use of satellite imagery to detect and deter human rights crimes in Darfur and southern Sudan by denying deniability and promoting greater accountability.
Follow the link for a recap of the interview, and visit www.satsentinel.org for a full overview of the Satellite Sentinel Project, as well as daily updates.
Sudan is preparing to vote on January 9 to decide if the South will become independent from the North. The referendum is part of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in 2005 ending the Civil War, which lasted 22 years and led to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people. Analysts fear the possibility of renewed violence.
Follow the link to find out how you can help build a better map of Southern Sudan, and visit www.satsentinel.org for a full overview of the Satellite Sentinel Project, as well as daily updates.
"US special envoy Scott Gration will travel Thursday to Sudan to try and unsnag peace efforts in the war-torn western region, and to Uganda, where recent bombings killed 73 people, the State Department said."
"South Sudan's president Salva Kiir will contact Darfur's two main rebel leaders in an unusually high level attempt to persuade them to join the region's troubled peace process, his party said on Wednesday."
"Sudan’s army drove fighters from the Justice and Equality Movement from a base in the western region of Darfur yesterday, army spokesman Al Sawarmi Khaled said. The rebel movement denied the claims."
"A total of 221 people died in tribal fighting and other violence in Sudan's Darfur in June, peacekeepers said Sunday, as the region's two main rebel groups continued to shun peace talks."
"The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant on Monday for Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for orchestrating genocide in the Darfur region, where as many as 300,000 people have died since 2003."