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last update: may 31st, 2011

may 31st, 2011

Board Members George Clooney and John Prendergast Joint Op-Ed: "Dancing with a Dictator in Sudan"

As far as the eye could see, thousands of displaced people were scattered, accompanied by what little they had left in the world.This surreal vista, which we saw visiting Abyei in January, had no shelters but had big beds and suitcases and dresser drawers sitting in the open or under trees.After years of displacement, thanks to the north-south war that raged in Sudan from 1983 to 2005, thousands of Sudanese had begun the long journey home. They hoped to vote that month in the referendum on southern independence.

 

But they never voted, because the government in Khartoum wouldn’t allow the plebescite to take place in Abyei, and they never resettled, because they had no support to return after so long. So thousands hunkered down in this Connecticut-size region between North and South Sudan, two historically separate territories that were lumped together at independence in 1956 and whose racial and religious divides have chafed since. Last week the long history of tensions ignited when Khartoum sent its army and allied militias to forcibly occupy the area. The regime engaged in aerial bombing, tank and artillery attacks. Its militias looted and burned villages.

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may 26th, 2011

Sudan Armed Forces Mass Additional Troops, Tanks, Artillery Within Striking Range of Abyei

The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has identified Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) equipped with heavy armor and artillery at the El Obeid Barracks, approximately 270 miles from Abyei town, possibly preparing for deployment to southern areas. Based on analysis of available transportation logistics and the formation of the units, SSP has concluded that the forces there are capable of imminent forward movement.

 

The force includes troop units of at least company size, towable artillery pieces, main battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and Heavy Equipment Transports capable of reaching Sudan’s North-South border or Abyei town in less than a day.

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NEWS

last updated august 30th, 2010

august 30th, 2010

Three Russian pilots abducted in Darfur

"Three Russian pilots working for a Sudanese aviation company have been abducted in the Darfur region, officials said Monday."

august 27th, 2010

Sudan's Bashir defies arrest order to visit Kenya

"Sudan's genocide-accused President Omar al-Bashir arrived Friday in Kenya, which is obliged to cooperate with the International Criminal Court seeking his arrest for crimes in Darfur."

august 23rd, 2010

Sudan 'deliberately' weakening southern economy

"South Sudan's fledgling economy is being 'deliberately' weakened by former civil war enemies in the north who are paying Juba's share of oil revenues in local currency, the southern finance minister said on Monday."

august 18th, 2010

Update: Sudan to deport foreign aid workers

"Sudan's government confirmed Wednesday it will expel a number of international aid workers from the restive western region of Darfur for unspecified 'violations.'"

august 17th, 2010

Update: Jordanian UN officers abducted in Darfur freed

"Two Jordanian officers from the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur (UNAMID) who were abducted at gunpoint have been freed, Jordanian and Sudanese officials said on Tuesday."

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