February 2013

10 Years Ago in Darfur: A Sad Day in Tina

Guest blogger Jimmy Mulla reflects on the 10 year anniversary of the conflict in Darfur through the perspective of a friend from just one of the many villages destroyed there by a government-sponsored campaign of violence.  Read More »

Changing Dynamics and the Implications for Peace in Eastern Congo

During a timely event last Friday at the United States Institute of Peace, or USIP, representatives from Enough Project and Amnesty International’s Adotei Akwei tackled the complicated problem of advancing a lasting peace process in Congo.  Read More »

Congo Framework Agreement: An ‘Opportunity’ but ‘Hollow’ without Follow-up

Leaders and envoys of 11 African nations signed the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes in Addis Ababa last weekend, making a series of commitments.  Read More »

Sourcing Conflict-free Minerals from the Kivus No Longer a Pipe Dream, Monitoring Must Follow

Eastern Congo’s Kivu provinces are making slow but steady progress to establish certified minerals trading routes. A total of 20 mining sites qualified and validated as “green” (conflict-free) in North and South Kivu by a multi-stakeholder body made up of the Congolese government, minerals dealers, and local NGOs. The Enough Project joined more than two dozen delegates from Philips, Motorola Solutions, Fair Phone, ITRI, other industry partners, governments, civil society groups, journalists, and the Netherlands special envoy on a four-day trip to see first-hand the Kivus’ first conflict-free minerals supply chain in the works.  Read More »

CNN Op-ed: Hope for an End to the World's Deadliest War

M23 rebels withdraw from city of Goma in eastern Congo.

Early one eastern Congolese morning six months ago, Josephine was sleeping in her hut, dreaming about selling her crops. She heard people singing victory songs, thinking it was part of her dream, but gunshots jolted her awake.   Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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

Issue Brief: Intelligence Needs in the Hunt for the LRA

With operations by the Lord’s Resistance Army spanning several countries and swaths of dense jungle, hunting down the rebels requires excellent real-time intelligence—something long deficient in the efforts to bring the LRA to an end. In a new issue brief published by the Enough Project, LRA analyst. Ashley Benner, offers six reasons why intelligence about the LRA is difficult to collect and suggests six ways that the U.S. could address this challenge.  Read More »

Open Letter to the President: Critical Steps for Obama's Second-Term

President Obama speaks at an event.

As President Obama sets off on his new four-year term, the Enough Project delivered an open letter to the president outlining critical steps that the U.S. government should take to address the conflicts in the Sudans, between Sudan and South Sudan, in eastern Congo, and in areas impacted by the Lord's Resistance Army.  Read More »

Stopping Enablers of Mass Atrocities: Enough’s Winning Proposal for the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention

Humanity United and USAID announced last week that the Enough Project has been selected as a winner of the 2013 Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention competition. Our submission, Combining Front-line Research with Cutting-Edge Technology to Identify and Stop Enablers of Mass Atrocities, won in the “Enablers” category.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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