South Sudan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19018/all en South Sudan: Violent attacks unsettle region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/south-sudan/south-sudan-violent-attacks-unsettle-region After peaceful election for independence, rebel faction kills more than 200.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/south-sudan/south-sudan-violent-attacks-unsettle-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> South Sudan Sudan Africa Emerges Thu, 17 Feb 2011 18:24:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5624585 at http://www.globalpost.com Despite war, great migrations survive in South Sudan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110302/south-sudan-wildlife-tourism <p> Despite years of war, South Sudan&#39;s Boma National Park hosts a vast wildlife migration of 1.3 million antelope.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110302/south-sudan-wildlife-tourism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa South Sudan Sudan Travel/Tourism Wildlife News Thu, 03 Mar 2011 11:32:59 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5628063 at http://www.globalpost.com South Sudan's wildlife migration http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5628078 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-label">Subhead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Boma National Park in South Sudan boast a vast migration of 1.3 million antelope. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wildlife Conservation Society </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> BOMA NATIONAL PARK, Sudan &mdash; Boma National Park, stretching across 5 million acres of African savanna, is home to<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110302/south-sudan-boasts-vast-wildlife-migration"> one of the world&#39;s great wildlife migrations</a> where an estimated 1.3 million antelope move across the landscape in search of good grazing.</p> <p> After years of war and rampant poaching, wildlife conservationists were delighted to discover that the park boasts ample wildlife and has one of the world&#39;s great migrations.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-slideshow-slides"> <div class="field-label">Photo Slides:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5628071/sudan-wildlife-boma-2-2011-3-2">Sudan wildlife boma 2 2011 3 2</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5628069/sudan-wildlife-boma-2011-3-2-0">Sudan wildlife boma 2011 3 2 0</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5628072/sudan-wildlife-boma-map-2011-3-2-0">Sudan wildlife boma map 2011 3 2 0</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-lead-image-ref"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5628069/sudan-wildlife-boma-2011-3-2-0">Sudan wildlife boma 2011 3 2 0</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2012:03:22 10:13</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5628078" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa South Sudan Sudan Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:13:48 +0000 Wildlife Conservation Society 5628078 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan satellite images http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5628582 George Clooney's new satellite photos show signs of Sudan aggression.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5628582" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Africa Emerges Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:13:44 +0000 News Desk 5628582 at http://www.globalpost.com Clooney warns of new violence in Sudan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110304/clooney-warns-new-violence-sudan <p> George Clooney&#39;s Satellite Sentinel Project warned Friday of escalating violence along the volatile border between North and South Sudan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110304/clooney-warns-new-violence-sudan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Fri, 04 Mar 2011 23:44:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5628625 at http://www.globalpost.com Clooney warns of new violence in Sudan http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5628634 George Clooney says satellite photos show alarming Sudan violence. Africa George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Conflict Zones Fri, 04 Mar 2011 23:42:10 +0000 News Desk 5628634 at http://www.globalpost.com Clooney warns of more Sudan violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/clooney-warns-more-sudan-violence-0 George Clooney is keeping on top of the latest worrying developments in the volatile border between North and South Sudan. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/clooney-warns-more-sudan-violence-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Africa Emerges Mon, 07 Mar 2011 03:11:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5628922 at http://www.globalpost.com Clooney shows effects of Sudan violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/clooney-shows-effects-sudan-violence George Clooney and Enough Project just released a graphic video of the results of the militia attacks along the contested border between North and South Sudan.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/clooney-shows-effects-sudan-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Conflict Zones Africa Emerges Wed, 09 Mar 2011 03:09:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5629412 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan: Armed camps in border area http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/sudan-armed-camps-border-area <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Satellite images show armed forces take new frontline positions near border. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Meldrum </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> BOSTON &mdash; George Clooney&#39;s <a href="http://www.satsentinel.org/" target="_blank">Satellite Sentinel Project</a> is keeping an eagle eye on the volatile border between North and South Sudan.</p> <p> The satellite project has released images showing a buildup and entrenchment of armed groups aligned with the Khartoum government&#39;s Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Southern People&rsquo;s Liberation Army (SPLA), respectively, at new frontline positions inside the contested border region of Abyei in Sudan.</p> <p> &ldquo;This increased military activity is a warning that the recent village razings in Abyei could be a prologue to wider and worsening conflict,&rdquo; said John Bradshaw, executive director of Enough Project, the anti-genocide group that is working with Clooney to encourage peace in Sudan. &ldquo;It is imperative that the United States and the international community speak with one voice in pressing the parties to find a political solution, and accelerate planning for consequences for any party whose actions risk a return to war.&rdquo;</p> <p> Northern-aligned troops appear to have constructed a forward operating base in the past two weeks at Bongo, some 15 kilometers from the recently razed village of Maker Abior. The Bongo base is some 20 kilometers to the north of where SPLA-aligned forces appear to have trenched in at the razed villages of Todach and Tajalei, according to SSP analysis. SSP has also revealed the presence of artillery at a known SAF base near Nyama and the recent arrival there of transports capable of moving heavy armor.</p> <p> The DigitalGlobe satellite images, taken March 9, were analyzed by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and UNITAR/UNOSAT, with additional analysis by DigitalGlobe.</p> <p> &ldquo;These most recent images indicate that the already volatile situation in Abyei has further deteriorated,&rdquo; said Charlie Clements, executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard&rsquo;s Kennedy School and director of Human Rights Documentation for the Satellite Sentinel Project. &ldquo;Civilians in and around Abyei remain in danger as long as armed actors from both sides continue to operate unchecked in such close proximity.&rdquo;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/03/09/statement-press-secretary-recent-violence-abyei-region-sudan" target="_blank">The White House on Wednesday issued a statement condemning the breach </a>of Sudan&#39;s 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) by both sides&rsquo; deployment of troops. The CPA ended a 22-year civil war; it stipulates that SAF and SPLA troops must remain outside of the Abyei region.</p> <p> &ldquo;The United States deplores the recent violence in the Abyei region of Sudan and calls on Northern and Southern Sudanese leaders to take immediate steps to prevent future attacks and restore calm,&rdquo; the statement said. &ldquo;This dangerous standoff is unacceptable for the Sudanese people, and we condemn the deployment forces by both sides. Their presence in Abyei stands in violation of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement and runs counter to efforts to reach agreement on the region&rsquo;s final status.&rdquo;</p> <p> Enough Project and Sudan Now have launched<a href="http://www2.americanprogress.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=123"> an online petition</a> to press Obama to take action on Sudan.</p> <p> The Satellite Sentinel Project report, <a href="http://www.satsentinel.org/report/frontline-abyei-evidence-military-escalation-abyei-region" target="_blank">&ldquo;Frontline Abyei&rdquo;</a> gives the full analysis of the situation in the volatile border area. And <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/enoughproject/sets/72157626114361289/with/5515358897/" target="_blank">DigitalGlobe provides the latest satellite images</a> of the border towns.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/sudan-armed-camps-border-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Africa Emerges Fri, 11 Mar 2011 02:57:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5629893 at http://www.globalpost.com More troops move to Sudan's border zone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/clooney-sudan-satellite-border <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clooney's satellite project releases new images showing troop buildup. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Meldrum </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> As if the fighting in Libya and the threat of civil war in Ivory Coast were not enough, the situation in Sudan is becoming more militarized along the disputed border between North and South Sudan.</p> <p> There has been a buildup of military forces along the Abyei border area and violence has displaced some 20,000 people. It appears the area is edging closer to a conflict between the North and South. There are significant oil deposits in the Abyei area and the border between the two sides has not been officially agreed upon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/clooney-sudan-satellite-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Clooney South Sudan Africa Emerges Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:08:12 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5632707 at http://www.globalpost.com North Sudan's seizure of Abyei is a "declaration of war" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110522/south-sudan-abyei-seizure-independence <p> Some 20,000 people &mdash; almost the entire population of Abyei &mdash; have fled the fighting, Doctors Without Borders said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110522/south-sudan-abyei-seizure-independence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa South Sudan Sudan Conflict Zones Sun, 22 May 2011 17:00:00 +0000 News Desk 5646542 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan masses more troops and tanks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/africa/sudan-masses-more-troops-and-tanks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> George Clooney's satellite project shows Sudan army pushing region toward war. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Meldrum </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> BOSTON &mdash; There is a rapid deterioriation already along Sudan&#39;s disputed North/South border, with a buildup of troops that is pushing the country towar a renewed civil war.</p> <p> The Khartoum government&#39;s Sudan Armed Forces are massing more troops, tanks and artillery near Abyei, possibly in preparation for more conflict in the disputed area.&nbsp;</p> <p> North and South Sudan fought a bitter war for 22 years in which an estimated 2 million people were killed. The war ended in 2005 but the rapid military buildup makes the resumption of the war look possible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/africa/sudan-masses-more-troops-and-tanks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Conflict Zones Africa Emerges Thu, 26 May 2011 02:52:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5647438 at http://www.globalpost.com George Clooney condemns Sudan seizure of Abyei (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/george-clooney-condemns-sudan-seizure-abyei <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hollywood activist denounces Khartoum regimes actions, urges punitive measures. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Meldrum </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/101108/photos-george-clooney-in-sudan" target="_blank">George Clooney</a> called on the United States and the United Nations to take punitive measures against <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110523/abyei-sudan-seizure" target="_blank">Sudan President Omar al-Bashir&#39;s regime</a> in retaliation for its seizure of the disputed Abyei region.</p> <p> Bashir&#39;s Sudan army sent tanks and troops in to occupy the Abyei region, about the size of Connecticut, which is on the border between North and South Sudan.</p> <p> Bashir&#39;s military occupation of the territory threatens the peace process between North and South. South Sudan is set to become independent from the North on July 9.</p> <p> &quot;How long is the international community willing to tolerate this deadly dictator?&quot; asked Clooney, in an opinion piece he co-wrote with John Prendergast of <a href="http://www.enoughproject.org/conflict_areas/darfur_southern_sudan" target="_blank">Enough Project</a> and which was published in the Washington Post.</p> <p> &quot;President Omar al-Bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for genocide, is escalating bombing and food aid obstruction in Darfur, and he now threatens the entire north-south peace process,&quot; said Clooney and Prendergast in the piece, titled <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dancing-with-a-dictator-in-sudan/2011/05/27/AGYMCzCH_story.html" target="_blank">&quot;Dancing with a dictator.&quot;</a></p> <p> The two urged the U.S. and the international community to take harsh measures against Bashir&#39;s Khartoum-based regime.</p> <p> &quot;We are not advocating military intervention. But the evidence shows that incentives alone are insufficient to change Khartoum&rsquo;s calculations,&quot; wrote Clooney and Prendergast.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/george-clooney-condemns-sudan-seizure-abyei" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Conflict Zones Africa Emerges Sat, 28 May 2011 04:37:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5647919 at http://www.globalpost.com South Sudan: Independence stumbles over Abyei http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110601/south-sudan-independence-abyei <p> TURALEI &mdash; South Sudan&#39;s fragile independence process has been pushed to the breaking point by North Sudan&#39;s seizures of the contested border zone of Abyei.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110601/south-sudan-independence-abyei" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Conflict Zones Wed, 01 Jun 2011 21:57:00 +0000 Maggie Fick 5648640 at http://www.globalpost.com Vaccine delivery in South Sudan http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5651366 When southern Sudan becomes the world’s newest county on 9 July 2011 it will have the lowest vaccine coverage rate in the world – 17 percent. Africa South Sudan Health Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:12:12 +0000 Nicholas Dynan 5651366 at http://www.globalpost.com