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The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, released two new reports, documenting the latest developments in the conflict raging on the border between Sudan and South Sudan.
JUBA, South Sudan -- Except for a few early risers, Yida refugee camp in Unity State, South Sudan was sleeping when an unlikely assortment of people headed north to the border with Sudan and over into the embattled Nuba Mountains. In the front seat of the ragged Land Cruiser sat Not On Our Watch board members George Clooney and John Prendergast, and a handful of human rights researchers.
"Sudan's president won another term in office Monday with a comfortable majority in elections marred by boycotts and fraud allegations, becoming the first head-of-state to be re-elected while facing an international arrest warrant for war crimes."
"The International Criminal Court in The Hague rejected Monday a prosecution request to appeal against a decision dismissing war crimes charges against a Sudanese rebel leader, effectively ending the case."
"Clashes between soldiers in southern Sudan and Arab tribes in Darfur killed 58 people, raising tensions along the border with the north of the country, officials said Sunday."
"Main Darfur rebel group the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) Thursday accused Khartoum of preparing to launch an attack on the war-torn western Sudan region despite a peace pact."
"Sudan's poll results, due on Thursday, will be delayed - and a full picture is unlikely to emerge until next week - says the National Elections Commission."