Tag South Kordofan

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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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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Sudan: No Break-Through As Kiir-Bashir Talks Continue

Addis Ababa — Sudan’s President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir and his Southern counterpart Salva Kiir decided to continue direct talks on security and disputed areas for the third day, after failing to reach an agreement on Monday.

Since Sunday the two presidents flanked by their top negotiators discuss the operationalisation of the buffer zone to allow oil exportations. Sudan gave a conditional acceptance of the mediation’s map.

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South Kordofan: activism, resilience and sacrifice

Sudanese women’s rights organisations that fled South Kordofan last year are rebuilding their networks, and women like Jalila Khamis Kuku are detained for speaking out about the atrocities committed against the Nuba people. They need our attention and support, says Amel Gorani.

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Forgotten Darfur: Old Tactics and New Players

Since 2010 Darfur has all but vanished from the international agenda. The Sudanese government has claimed that major armed conflict is essentially over, that armed violence of all kinds has declined significantly, and that such violence is now dominated by criminality rather than by military confrontation. “Notwithstanding such celebratory assertions Darfur’s conflict has moved largely unnoticed into a new phase” writes Small Arms Survey in a report dedicated to Darfur crisis.

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Direttore Responsabile Giuseppe Frangi