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South Kordofan State

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2014/03/15 to 2014/04/02 The Commissioner of Mayom County (Unity State) says he has organized the return of 53 cattle stolen by Nuer (South Sudanese) people to Misseriya (Sudanese) of South Kordofan. Snippet
2014/03/01 AUHIP adjourns its mediated talks on the Two Areas (Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile) between GOS and SPLM-N. It had submitted a proposal, but SPLM-N had made a fundamentally different proposal. AUHIP will refer back to its mandating body, the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC). Snippet
2014/02 UNHCR has been trying to move refugees from Yida to other camps, as it considers Yida too close to the Sudan border, too militarized, and too big. But refugee groups are opposing this, and alleging undue pressure. Snippet
2014/02/13 Warring parties in South Kordofan and Blue Nile - GOS and SPLM-N - resume peace talks in Addis Ababa brokered by AUHIP and urged on by AU and UNSC. Snippet
Reference Mini-review
Jérôme Tubiana, 2013/10/08. Sudan and South Sudan inch toward war: letter from the borderlands [Article] Foreign Affairs. Accessed online.

Presents vignettes from the author's travel to rebel-held areas of Sudan from South Sudan. Argues that the border cannot be truly demilitarized, and that peace between the two states can only properly be addressed when each of them (but expecially Sudan) reaches agreement with the communities along the border, on their places and relationships with the state.

SKBNCU, 2013/04. Update on humanitarian needs in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States, Sudan...12th March – 10th April 2013 [Report] South Kordofan & Blue Nile Coordination Unit.

Reports on the situation of refugees from South Kordofan and Blue Nile States.

Claudio Gramizzi and Jérôme Tubiana, 2013/03. New war, old enemies: Conflict dynamics in South Kordofan [Report] Human Security Baseline Assessment, Small Arms Survey. Accessed online.

Argues that the war in South Kordofan is driven primarily by intra-Sudanese dynamics, rather than being proxy war between Sudan and South Sudan. But presents evidence of assistance by South Sudan to JEM and SPLM-N, and also of use by the Sudan Army of landmines and cluster bombs.

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