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september 30th, 2013

Continued Violations: Both Sudans Still Violating Demilitarized Border Zone

New satellite imagery of the border area between Sudan and South Sudan shows that neither government has fulfilled international obligations to demilitarize their shared border. Despite public recommitments made by both presidents in early September 2013, Sudanese and South Sudanese forces retain military units within the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone (SDBZ), including areas that are still subject to border dispute. DigitalGlobe satellite imagery shows that Sudan has kept a military presence along the border at six locations with 14 occupied positions. Sudan appears to have made an effort to remove or relocate some units positioned inside the SDBZ, but only the unit at Radom appears to be vacated. South Sudanese forces dismantled and then reoccupied a highway defensive position at Teshwin and have reduced their presence at Al Abyad Lake, Kiir Adem, Al-Kwek and Joda. Still, South Sudan maintains a presence at 10 locations in the SDBZ with 22 units. Tanks, technicals (truck-mounted heavy machine guns) and tents are visible on both sides of the border in satellite imagery (Figure 1).

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august 5th, 2013

Evidence of Violence, Civilian Displacement in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

The human rights and humanitarian crisis in South Sudan’s largest state of Jonglei continues to worsen. The long history of rebellion and inter-ethnic clashes in Jonglei has evolved into three overlapping crises: major intercommunal attacks between Murle and Lou Nuer militias, which have led to thousands of deaths and displacements; anongoing destructive rebellion led by David Yau Yau; and major human rights abuses committed by South Sudan’s army against Murle civilians. The suffering of Jonglei’s civilian population is intensifying from the continuing violence and a lack of access to humanitarian assistance.

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last updated september 3rd, 2010

september 3rd, 2010

Sudan settles on independence referendum committee head

"The referendum commission in Sudan has unanimously agreed on who should take up the key position of secretary-general of the body."

september 1st, 2010

UN opens first office for south Sudan referendum

"The United Nations on Wednesday opened its first field office ahead of Southern Sudan's scheduled January referendum on independence."

august 31st, 2010

Update: Russian pilots freed in Sudan's Darfur region

"Three Russian pilots kidnapped in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region two days ago have been freed, regional officials and Russia's Khartoum embassy say."

august 30th, 2010

Obama administration intensifies efforts in Sudan

"The Obama administration, which came to office promising stronger leadership on Sudan, is now scrambling to salvage a 2005 U.S.-backed peace accord and prevent Africa's largest nation from sliding back into civil war."

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."

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