August 2012

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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

New Enough Policy Brief: Making Sense of the SEC Conflict Minerals Regulation

On August 22, 2012, following several delays, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, voted to adopt regulations regarding conflict minerals, as required by Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In a new policy brief, the Enough Project summarizes the SEC’s reporting requirements for companies and outlines key implications for the advocacy community.  Read More »

LRA Dispatch: The End of Amnesty in Uganda and Implications for Rebel Defections

“Just last week I received a young boy who escaped [from the Lord’s Resistance Army] in Congo. He told me that he feared what would happen... now that there was no amnesty and no one to reintroduce him into the community. The only thing I could do was to give him my business card and tell him to call me in case of any problems," recounted civil servant with Uganda’s Amnesty Commission. The findings of the Enough Project's research on the impact of the Ugandan government’s decision to dismantle its Amnesty Law are published today in a new report, “The End of Amnesty in Uganda: Implications for LRA Defections.”  Read More »

Enough 101: What is the M23 Movement in Eastern Congo?

This week's post in the series Enough 101 offers an overview of the Congolese rebel group M23.  Read More »

New Enough Issue Brief Highlights the Problem of Access in the Hunt for the LRA

Today, the Enough Project released its latest issue brief and map illustrating access that troops pursuing the Lord’s Resistance Army have in the region. The publication details the issue of LRA safe havens in Congo, the Central African Republic, and Sudan and offers solutions for battling this continuing problem.  Read More »

A Step Forward: The SEC Releases Rules on Conflict Minerals and Transparency

In the fall of 2008, I met for the first time with my local member of Congress, Representative Spencer Bachus of Alabama. As a sophomore at Samford University, I was nervous and far from an expert on the topic of discussion: transparency of companies in the extractive industries. Little did I know, after four years of advocacy efforts with activists across the country that I would be sitting in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, last Wednesday to hear the commissioners release and implement two monumental rules from the 2010 Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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

SEC Rules on Conflict Minerals: Positive Step but Threat of Lawsuit Lingers

The rule, which requires companies to publicly disclose their use of conflict minerals that originated in eastern Congo or neighboring countries, should have an overall positive effect on promoting peace and stability in Congo—but a slow one.  Read More »

Situation Report Sudan: Aircraft at El Obeid Airfield

El Obeid Airbase, North Kordofan, Sudan

A new situation report released today by the Satellite Sentinel Project shows Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, aircraft at El Obeid airfield in Sudan's North Kordofan state -- within striking range of the Nuba Mountains and a refugee camp across the border in South Sudan.  Read More »

Breaking News: SEC Votes to Adopt Conflict Minerals Rules

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted (3-2) on the final reporting requirements for U.S. companies potentially dealing in conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo Campaign Organizer Jayme Cloninger will be live-tweeting from the SEC this morning with the latest on the vote. Follow her @RaiseHope4Congo or right here on Enough Said.  Read More »