The people South Kordofan (also known as the Nuba Mountains), a contentious border region between North and South Sudan, are voting to elect a new Governor today (the current incumbent, Ahmed Haroun, is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Darfur). Top UN peacekeeping officials are voicing serious concerns about the potential for violence, especially if the people of South Kordofan view the election as illegitimate or the results are not honored. The Satellite Sentinel Project recently captured images showing evidence of several violent attacks on predominantly Nuba villages resulting in the razing of over 350 structures, 19 deaths, and 29 injuries.
Tell Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and US Ambassador Susan Rice to do all they can to ensure a credible election in South Kordofan and to prevent further violence in Sudan. Click here to sign the petition!