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july 17th, 2013

Satellite Imagery Shows Sudan Maintains Infantry in Border Zone

New satellite imagery reveals that in Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, maintains military units within the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone in violation of Sudan and South Sudan’s September 2012 agreements to remove all armed forces in the zone. DigitalGlobe imagery taken in July 2013 shows infantry presence in the Sudanese towns of Keri Kera and al Miquenis.

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june 13th, 2013

Satellite Imagery Confirms Sudan’s Indiscriminate Bombardment of Civilians

WASHINGTON -- New satellite imagery confirms that Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, indiscriminately bombarded a marketplace and civilian residential areas in the Abu Kershola district of South Kordofan, Sudan, where rebel forces had overrun a SAF garrison in April. The May 15 imagery, analyzed for the Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, by DigitalGlobe’s Analytics Center, shows 20 craters – including four apparently caused by artillery shelling and 16 consistent with aerial bombardment – along with damage to and destruction of civilian infrastructure.

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last updated december 14th, 2009

december 14th, 2009

Two UNAMID staff freed in Darfur after kidnap ordeal

"Two civilian employees of the UN-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's war-torn region of Darfur were freed on Sunday after more than 100 days in captivity, a UNAMID spokesman said."

december 14th, 2009

Sudan police tear-gas opposition protesters

"Sudanese police have fired tear gas at stone-throwing protesters, who were demanding democratic reform."

december 14th, 2009

2,000 die in 2009 south Sudan violence, group says

"At least 2,000 people have died and 250,000 have fled their homes following violence in southern Sudan this year, worsening a humanitarian crisis in a region seeking its independence, officials from a medical aid group said Monday."

december 14th, 2009

Burmese rebels grow more opium to buy arms - report

"Ethnic groups in northeastern Burma have stepped up opium cultivation to buy weapons to defend themselves against possible attacks by the country's military, a United Nations report said on Monday."

december 14th, 2009

Video: Sudan leaders reach referendum deal

"Old enemies from Sudan's north and south say they have reached a deal to allow a vote for independence."

You can watch BBC video coverage of the deal after the jump.

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