Nuba Mountains http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22152/all en Sudan President Omar al-Bashir vows to 'liberate' South Sudan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120418/sudan-president-omar-al-bashir-vows-liberate-south-sudan A UN envoy, Princeton Lyman, was headed to Sudan Wednesday to press for calm between the sides as the UN Security Council discusses imposing sanctions on the countries. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120418/sudan-president-omar-al-bashir-vows-liberate-south-sudan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Nuba Mountains South Sudan Sudan Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:07:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5700905 at http://www.globalpost.com Photos show buildup of Sudan aircraft near South Sudan border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/new-evidence-conflict-between-sudan-and-south-sudan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New satellite images show significant increase Sudan's military strike aircraft at bases near the troubled 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> Sudan and South Sudan remain at each other&#39;s throats, and war between the two remains a very real threat.</p> <p> South Sudan accused Sudan of launching fresh ground and air strikes on Sunday, days after South Sudan withdrew its troops from the disputed Heglig oilfield.</p> <p> <strong>More from GlobalPost: <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120422/south-sudan-accuses-sudan-fresh-ground-and-air-strikes" target="_blank">South Sudan accuses Sudan of fresh ground and air strikes</a></strong></p> <p> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/enoughproject/sets/72157629513977712/with/6958153848/" target="_blank">New satellite photos</a> show evidence of wrongdoing by both Sudan and South Sudan along the troubled border between the two countries. The photos are in the Satellite Sentinel Project report: <a href="http://satsentinel.org/report/escalation-evidence-saf-and-spla-combat-operations" target="_blank">Escalation: Evidence of SAF and SPLA Combat Operations</a>.</p> <p> Despite South Sudan&#39;s withdrawal of its army troops from the Heglig oilfields, Sudan has continued to attack sites in South Sudan, charged the South Sudan government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/new-evidence-conflict-between-sudan-and-south-sudan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuba Mountains Chatter Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:04:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5701407 at http://www.globalpost.com On Location Video: China's problem in Sudan http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5701618 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p> As Chinese workers come under attack and as violence escalates using Chinese weapons, can Beijing remain neutral? </p> </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"> Jared Ferrie and Chris Kelly </div> </div> </div> <p>As a major investor in Sudanese oil, China has resisted interfering in the domestic affairs of a land embroiled in war. Now that Sudan has split in two and border hostilities have escalated, Beijing faces a quandary. It is forced to do business with both countries. Meanwhile, its workers are coming under attack, and its bombs are being used by the north to kill supporters of the south. Can Beijing possibly remain neutral?</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/c13f84f184969-original_0.jpg?1335278767" /> </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">2012:05:01 10:42</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("b058ede1b4fd2", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Africa conflict between South Sudan and Sudan Nuba Mountains On Location Conflict Zones Diplomacy Political Risk Tue, 01 May 2012 14:42:00 +0000 Jared Ferrie and Chris Kelly 5701618 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan and South Sudan: What were they thinking? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/sudan-and-south-sudan-what-were-they-thinking BOSTON, Mass. — What were they thinking? When South Sudan became independent from Sudan last year why didn’t the international community see that the two countries would soon be back at war with each other? Billions were spent on peace in Sudan. Less than a year later, their armies are lobbing bombs across the border.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/sudan-and-south-sudan-what-were-they-thinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Nuba Mountains Commentary Political Risk Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:20:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5701897 at http://www.globalpost.com South Kordofan's rebel general explains his battle against Sudan President Omar al-Bashir http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120502/south-kordofans-rebel-general-explains-his-battle-against-sudan- NUBA MOUNTAINS — South Kordofan's rebel General Abdulaziz Adam Al-Hilu says his fighters are battling for "regime change, for complete transformation, for writing a new constitution. We want to achieve lasting peace and justice in this country."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120502/south-kordofans-rebel-general-explains-his-battle-against-sudan-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Nuba Mountains Tue, 08 May 2012 10:00:18 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5702922 at http://www.globalpost.com Part 3: Sudan’s rebels uniting to topple Bashir’s Islamic regime http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120507/sudan-s-rebels-uniting-topple-bashir-s-islamic-regime NUBA MOUNTAINS — Deep in the mountains the Sudan Revolutionary Front is being formed to join four of Sudan's rebel forces to fight together against the Khartoum regime of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir. The SPLA-North in the Nuba Mountains is working to join forces rebels in Blue Nile state and with two rebel groups in Darfur: the Justice and Equality Movement and the Sudan Liberation Army. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120507/sudan-s-rebels-uniting-topple-bashir-s-islamic-regime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Nuba Mountains Political Risk Tue, 08 May 2012 01:26:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5703374 at http://www.globalpost.com Part 4: Ragtag rebels vow to take South Kordofan http://www.globalpost.com/nuba-sudan-rebels-south-kordofan NUBA MOUNTAINS — The rebels in South Kordofan have notched up a string of victories on the ground and claim to control 90 percent of the countryside, although not the towns, in Sudan's South Kordofan state. But in the air the Sudan Armed Forces remains unchallenged and unhindered.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/nuba-sudan-rebels-south-kordofan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Nuba Mountains Political Risk Tue, 08 May 2012 01:27:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5703379 at http://www.globalpost.com Part 2: Thousands flee to a new refugee camp in South Sudan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120507/thousands-flee-new-refugee-camp-south-sudan YIDA, South Sudan — Hundreds of hungry and desperate Sudanese arrive at this refugee camp every day. The people of Sudan's Nuba Mountains are fleeing bombing raids and the lack of food in their homeland. Meanwhile, the international community shrugs.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120507/thousands-flee-new-refugee-camp-south-sudan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Nuba Mountains Political Risk Tue, 08 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5703385 at http://www.globalpost.com Part 1: South Kordofan: Sudan’s latest humanitarian disaster http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120507/south-kordofan-sudan-s-latest-humanitarian-hotspot NUBA MOUNTAINS — Since June, daily bombings have rained down fire and death on the people of the Nuba Mountains, forcing thousands to leave their homes for the rocky hills, where countless crevices and caves offer some protection. Unable to plant crops in their fields, the civilians South Kordofan are now going hungry. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120507/south-kordofan-sudan-s-latest-humanitarian-hotspot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Nuba Mountains Political Risk Tue, 08 May 2012 10:00:19 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5703390 at http://www.globalpost.com Few are lucky in Sudan's Nuba Mountains http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa/few-are-lucky-sudans-nuba-mountains <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Civilians caught between Sudan bombings and rebel fighters are going hungry and children are dying. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tristan McConnell </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> NAIROBI, Kenya &mdash; Working in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan was, to me, exactly what&nbsp;foreign reporting is all about.</p> <p> The story is an important one that&nbsp;remains under-reported, it is a difficult story to report because you&nbsp;have to sneak illegally into Sudan to see what&#39;s going on and it&#39;s&nbsp;dangerous because you travel through rebel-held territory during an&nbsp;active conflict. Of course I already knew what was happening in the&nbsp;Nuba Mountains, but that&#39;s not the same as seeing it for yourself.</p> <p> Afterward, I left feeling profoundly depressed. Yes, the ordinary&nbsp;folk of South Kordofan were displaying remarkable resilience &mdash;&nbsp;incredible, really &mdash; in the face of the daily attacks launched by&nbsp;Khartoum; and, yes, the rebel army fighting to defend its land and its&nbsp;people had seemed motivated and disciplined, and its commanders had&nbsp;talked the impressive talk of democracy, freedom and human rights;&nbsp;and, yes, the landscape was one of desiccated beauty, hills and huge<br /> sky; and, yes, the people had been open, welcoming and tolerant of my&nbsp;ignorance.</p> <p> <strong>More from GlobalPost: <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/series/nuba-mountains-sudans-next-darfur" target="_blank">Nuba Mountains: Sudan&#39;s next Darfur?</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa/few-are-lucky-sudans-nuba-mountains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Nuba Mountains On Africa Tue, 08 May 2012 16:25:20 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5703505 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan: Pressure on Bashir builds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa/sudan-pressure-bashir-builds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Khartoum regime confronted by new rebel gains in Darfur, fighting in Nuba, Blue Nile and student protests. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tristan McConnell </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> NAIROBI, Kenya &mdash; Khartoum&rsquo;s policy of hoarding Sudan&#39;s power and wealth at the center to the detriment of the marginalized peripheries lies at the heart of all the country&#39;s conflicts. Such inequality and disenfranchisement predates the 23-year rule of President Omar al-Bashir who added an extremist layer of religious and racial prejudice to the existing tensions.</p> <p> Bashir&#39;s Sudan was drastically diminished by the South&rsquo;s secession&nbsp;last year yet it remains a vast and diverse territory, in race,&nbsp;language, religion and landscape. For many years oil revenues have&nbsp;allowed Bashir to spurn international sanctions and disdain his pariah&nbsp;status.</p> <p> Under Bashir Sudan has not known peace, nor does it seem likely to get&nbsp;it. In the 1990s Bashir hosted Osama bin Laden and his capital was&nbsp;targeted by US missiles in retaliation for the 1998 bombing of&nbsp;American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Later Bashir was accused of&nbsp;genocide for ordering attacks on the people of Darfur, beginning in&nbsp;2003. Bashir and a handful of his most senior lieutenants were&nbsp;indicted by the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes<br /> including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.</p> <p> The civil war in Darfur continues.&nbsp;Today the Sudan Liberation Army, a&nbsp;Darfuri rebel group that is part of the new <a href="http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE84800G20120509?sp=true" target="_blank">Sudan Revolutionary Front&nbsp;alliance, claimed new gains</a>.&nbsp;As peace came to the South last year fighting re-ignited in the Nuba&nbsp;Mountains and Blue Nile, and has more recently resumed along the&nbsp;shared north-south border where the South Sudan army <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/sudan-planes-bomb-sudan-violating-un-resolution-070650171.html" target="_blank">continues to allege&nbsp;aerial bombardments</a>.</p> <p> Right now Bashir looks weaker than at any time since he took power in&nbsp;a coup in 1989. The loss of South Sudan robbed Khartoum of 70 percent of the<br /> country&rsquo;s oil which lies below fields south of the new border. Last&nbsp;month South Sudan&#39;s army occupied the north&rsquo;s main oil field at Heglig&nbsp;and although it was pushed back the assault was a black eye for&nbsp;Khartoum and left the oil facility in ruins.</p> <p> Sporadic student protests against Bashir&#39;s rule have erupted in Khartoum since the Arab Spring of last year and although security&nbsp;forces have nipped them in the bud their very existence reveals an&nbsp;undercurrent of discontent that might bubble up at any time. Rumors&nbsp;of internal divisions within the ruling National Congress Party and&nbsp;the Sudan Armed Forces suggest Bashir&rsquo;s power is not as secure or&nbsp;monolithic as in years past.</p> <p> Rebels in the Nuba Mountains told me <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120507/sudan-s-rebels-uniting-topple-bashir-s-islamic-regime" target="_blank">they will march on Khartoum</a>&nbsp;and while this looks like little more than bluster at the moment,&nbsp;momentum does seem to be building and Bashir&#39;s days may indeed be&nbsp;numbered.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa/sudan-pressure-bashir-builds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuba Mountains Political Risk On Africa Wed, 09 May 2012 13:18:58 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5703612 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan's hidden war in 15 Hipstamatic photos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/sudan/130619/15-photos-the-nuba-conflict-sudan <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/sudan/130619/15-photos-the-nuba-conflict-sudan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuba Mountains Sudan war Conflict Zones Want to Know Sudan Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:27:38 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5861563 at http://www.globalpost.com Hidden war: scores killed, displaced in Sudan's Nuba Mountains http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/sudan/130620/sudan-war-nuba-mountains-khartoum-united-nations-yida-refugees <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">NUBA MOUNTAINS &mdash; Just 16-years-old, with a slight frame, Taqueen lies in the same hospital bed he has for a month, a grimy plaster cast covering his left leg from hip to toe.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/sudan/130620/sudan-war-nuba-mountains-khartoum-united-nations-yida-refugees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Nuba Mountains Sudan war World Leaders Conflict Zones Military Sudan Aid Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:03:23 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5862514 at http://www.globalpost.com A New York-born doctor is the only surgeon at this Nuba Mountain trauma center http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/sudan/130620/sudan-nuba-mountains-tom-catena-new-york-hospital-khartoum-omar-bashir <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">GIDEL &mdash; The outdoor church service deep in the inaccessible heart of Sudan&rsquo;s Nuba Mountains begins early, before the sun&rsquo;s heat becomes too difficult to bear.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/sudan/130620/sudan-nuba-mountains-tom-catena-new-york-hospital-khartoum-omar-bashir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Nuba Mountains Sudan war Conflict Zones Want to Know Sudan War Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:02:26 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5862557 at http://www.globalpost.com Back to school in Sudan's war-torn Nuba Mountains http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/sudan/130620/nuba-mountains-education-catholic-diocese-sudan-rebels-bashir <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">KAUDA, Sudan &mdash; Dozens of waist-deep holes are dug around the&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">perimeter of this primary school in Sudan&rsquo;s Nuba Mountains. </span>At first, they look like graves &mdash; but they were actually excavated to&nbsp;keep people from death. They are rough bomb shelters, built to shield&nbsp;teachers and students from the Sudanese government&#39;s punishing air raids.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/sudan/130620/nuba-mountains-education-catholic-diocese-sudan-rebels-bashir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuba Mountains Sudan war Conflict Zones Want to Know Sudan Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:02:09 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5862742 at http://www.globalpost.com