During the month of June 2016, SUDO (UK)’s network of human rights monitors have reported and verified 53 incidents relating to the abuse of human rights across Sudan involving seven Sudanese states. Enclosed within the 53 reports, SUDO (UK) has assessed that various forces under the direct authority of the Government of Sudan were responsible for 26 instances of human rights abuses. A further 20 abuses were carried out by groups categorised by monitors as Janjaweed, whilst five such abuses were recorded against “pro-government militias”. Four human rights abuses were perpetrated by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N), and two abuses were registered against unknown actors.
(April 2016) During the period 18-21 March 2016, a strategic consultation meeting called for by the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) took place in Addis Ababa. The meeting was held after a short visit of the head of the panel, President Thabo Mbeki, to Khartoum in which he met with the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. The AUHIP selectively invited some representatives of the Sudanese opposition to the ruling party.