July 2012

Why Does the World Allow Sudan’s Bashir to Target Civilians?

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights opens its extraordinary session tomorrow, where it will consider the Enough Project’s communication against the government of Sudan for the atrocities it is committing against civilians in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states. This oped about atrocities orchestrated by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and other top Sudanese officials originally appeared on Global Post.  Read More »

U.K., Netherlands Suspend Millions in Aid to Rwanda

Two major European donors have announced suspension or delay of aid disbursements to the government of Rwanda, marking the first financial indication that Rwanda may be losing some of its European allies. The Dutch government announced today its suspension of 5 million euros, or approximately $6.18 million, in aid to Rwanda. The United Kingdom has also decided to delay 16 million pounds, or approximately $25.16 million, originally earmarked for Kigali, pending a decision about whether Rwanda has met aid conditions.  Read More »

Ending Genocide in the 21st Century

On Tuesday morning, July 24, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, or USHMM, brought together leaders from private, public, and nonprofit sectors to discuss global trends affecting genocide and innovative solutions to address future challenges related to mass killings.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

Alan Boswell's White Whale

This rebuttal, which was originally featured on Foreign Policy, was written in response to Alan Boswell’s July 9 article that characterized the Enough Project and Satellite Sentinel Project's efforts to end genocide and hold all parties in the Sudans accountable for mass atrocities as "morally charged and culturally hip do-goodism" in service of a "clear political agenda."

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Anti-LRA Groups to U.N. and A.U.: Regional Strategy Presents ‘Unprecedented Opportunity’ to End Crisis

The Enough Project, along with the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Invisible Children, and Resolve, signed a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma this week calling for the rapid implementation of the recently approved “U.N. Regional Strategy to Address the Threat and Impact of the Activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).”  Read More »

U.S. Cuts Funds to Rwanda Over Support to Congo’s M23 Rebellion

Over the weekend the U.S. State Department announced it was suspending $200,000 worth of Foreign Military Financing, or FMF, normally allocated to support a military academy in Rwanda. The suspension of aid is the first punitive action taken against Kigali since the allegations of support to the M23 rebellion in Congo surfaced in late June.  Read More »

Madeleine Albright: “We Have a Stake in What’s Happening in Other Countries”

In an interview with Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who currently serves as a professor of international relations at Georgetown University, describes her Enough Moment and what sustains her work on human rights issues.  Read More »

Speak Up to End the LRA

 

In efforts to address issues of regional cooperation and leadership in the fight against the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Ed Royce (R-CA ) drafted a letter calling on President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to meet with presidents from each LRA-affected country during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly in September. The letter is currently circulating amongst Congressional offices for further endorsements. In this post that originally appeared on the Resolve blog, Resolve Co-founder and CEO Michael Poffenberger describes how activists can speak up in support of the letter, and use their voices to help end the LRA.  Read More »

Enough 101: Displaced from Darfur - Refugees in Chad and IDPs in Sudan

This week's post in the series Enough 101 looks at the ongoing impact of the conflict in Darfur on displaced people in the region.  Read More »