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july 20th, 2017

A Question of Leadership: Addressing a Dangerous Crisis in Sudan’s SPLM-N

 

Note: This report is published by the Enough Project.

 

A worsening recent political divide within the leadership of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N, or “movement”), traditionally based in South Kordofan and Blue Nile (the “Two Areas”), is increasingly likely to lead to a change of leadership of the movement. Of grave concern, the political divide has already led to violent clashes with strong ethnic undertones between units of the movement’s armed wing (the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North, the SPLA-N) in parts of Sudan’s Blue Nile state that are controlled by the movement and in camps hosting refugees from Blue Nile just across the border in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state.

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june 15th, 2017

Yes, We Have Leverage: A Playbook for Immediate and Long-Term Financial Pressures to Address Violent Kleptocracies in East and Central Africa

 

Note: This policy brief was first published on the Enough Project website.

 

“We have no leverage.” “All of this leader’s money is parked elsewhere in Africa, in Dubai, or Europe.” “Sanctions do not work.”

These are just a few of the views one often hears from observers of crises in Africa and, more worryingly, senior U.S. and foreign diplomats assigned to try to resolve them. Through the Enough Project’s engagement with these officials, my colleagues and I regularly encounter such opinions. It is increasingly clear to us that there is a broad lack of familiarity with the array of tools that policymakers have at their disposal to address seemingly intractable conflicts or murderous warlords. These tools have not been a consistent part of the policy discussion concerning how to resolve crises, or when they have, the institutional barriers to action have been too high. So it is no wonder those tools are often used improperly, ineffectively, or not at all.

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last updated january 21st, 2010

january 21st, 2010

Burmese junta worse than Cyclone Nargis: IPU official

"Rights violations by Burma's junta has caused more damage than Cyclone Nargis, a Philippines senator and top member of the world's leading body of parliamentarians said on Thursday."

january 20th, 2010

Update: Court to decide on Suu Kyi appeal within month

"Burma's Supreme Court in Rangoon announced it will decide within a month on pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's appeal of her extended house arrest, her lawyer told CNN."

january 20th, 2010

Zimbabwe says dry spell threatens maize output

"Zimbabwe's maize output is under threat from a dry spell that could mean more food shortages in coming months and a disastrous season for the country's farmers, a cabinet minister said on Wednesday."

january 20th, 2010

Update: Darfur rebels say death sentences threaten peace talks

"Darfur rebels on Wednesday condemned a death sentence on two of its members by a Khartoum court, saying it endangered the peace process."

january 19th, 2010

Sudan would recognize south's independence: Bashir

"Sudan will recognize the south's independence if it chooses to secede in the January 2011 referendum, and the north 'will be good a neighbor,' President Omar al-Bashir said."

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