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At an Impasse: The Conflict in Blue Nile

In early September 2011, long-standing tensions between the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N)— consisting of northern troops of the movement that fought for South Sudan’s separation—pulled Blue Nile back into war. The military escalation marked the conclusive failure of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) for the ‘two areas’—South Kordofan and Blue Nile—and the emergence of yet anotherinsurgency in the border area with the recently created state of South Sudan.

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Egypt’s Threats Over Nile Waters Backfire As Promise Of War Is Not Credible

Egypt’s threats towards Ethiopia and its Grand Renaissance dam project on the Blue Nile seem to be backfiring on all sides. On 3rd June, President Morsi, beset by growing internal problems, had a clever idea. His government would drum up an external threat, and call for internal unity.

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Sudanese Rebels Prepare for War

ADDIS ABABA – A rebel coalition in Sudan has declared war on the government less than a week after it attacked Sudanese forces. “Now there is a fully-fledged war in the new south of the north,” Yasir Arman, a leader of one of the armed groups in the alliance, told IPS, adding that the rebels now control a southern stretch of the country.

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New War, Old Enemies: Conflict Dynamics in South Kordofan

The Small Arms Survey’s Human Security Baseline Assessment (HSBA) for Sudan and South Sudan project released a new paper which describes the first year of renewed war in South Kordofan (June 2011–July 2012), focusing on the conduct and dynamics of the conflict and the primary armed actors.

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African Union must pressure Sudan to allow food aid into Kordofan and Blue Nile

On Sunday, heads of state from across the continent convene for the annual African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. Africa’s most pressing concerns will be discussed this week, but one looming crisis is missing from the agenda. Sudan.

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Sudan: satellites show razing of Sudanese village by Sudan Armed Forces

WASHINGTON – The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has identified evidence indicating that the Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, intentionally razed civilian structures in the village of ‘Amara in Blue Nile State, Sudan.

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