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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.
"South Sudan's main political group said on Thursday it would deal with the country's northern-based government following this month's elections but vote-rigging had deprived the ruling party of any legitimacy."
"The International Criminal Court prosecutor wants judges to report Sudan to the U.N. Security Council for refusing to hand over a government minister and a militia leader accused of atrocities in Darfur."
"Zimbabwe may cancel business licenses held by foreign-owned companies if they don’t comply with a requirement to cede 51 percent ownership to black Zimbabweans, Empowerment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere said."
"The United States said on Monday Sudan's elections were neither free nor fair but it will deal with the victors to try to settle internal disputes before a referendum that could bring independence to southern Sudan."
"Sudan's elections were marred by poor preparation and other suspected irregularities, the United States, Britain and Norway said on Monday, calling on Sudanese officials to take further steps to fully implement the country's 2005 peace accord."