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Take Action: Support U.S. Advisory Troops Combatting LRA Violence

Right now, approximately 100 U.S. military advisors are in central Africa, assisting the regional mission to end LRA violence and arrest Joseph Kony. They were first sent to the region in late 2011, as a result of the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, legislation that was passed thanks to the dedicated lobbying of Invisible Children activists like you.

Every six months, the President and a team of his high-level advisors review the advisor mission and decide whether to end it, modify it, or to extend it for an additional six months. The President has continued to extend the mission since late 2011, which is a strong testament to the powerful and determined advocacy that so many of you have done over the past few years.

This August, the advisor mission is up for review once again. And unless the President hears loud and clear from us – and from members of Congress – that this mission needs to continue, there’s a chance that he could decide to scale back (or end) the mission. Thanks to some allies in Congress, we have an opportunity to make our case – but we’ve only got one week to do it. That’s why we need your voice right now.  Read More »

New UN Envoy to Great Lakes Region is Very Promising

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On July 17th, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced the appointment of senior Algerian diplomat Ambassador Said Djinnit as Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa. With international attention on Congo at a peak, Amb. Djinnit, in cooperation with his colleagues working in the Great Lakes region, African political leaders, and civil society groups, must harness this opportunity and lay the groundwork for a sustainable peace to take root.  Read More »

Senators call for more U.S. action on Sudan

On July 11, 2014, Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Bob Corker (R-TN), and Christopher Coons (D-DE), wrote a letter to President Obama expressing deep concern over the escalating violence in Sudan. The Senators urged the Obama Administration to elevate its current efforts toward addressing the violence in Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile, as well as to strengthen the existing mandate to “ensure the protection of civilians, improve humanitarian access, and seek sustainable political resolutions.”  Read More »

Think Progress: 7 Outrageous Things South Sudan’s Leaders Have Done Instead of Making Peace

A month ago, the two protagonists in South Sudan’s civil war promised to make peace within 60 days. However, as explained by Enough's Sudan and South Sudan Policy Analyst Akshaya Kumar in a guest post for ThinkProgress, current president Salva Kiir and former vice-president Riek Machar done almost everything but make peace- issuing bizarre decrees, increasing weapons stockpiles, and generally avoiding the hard work of ending a war.  Read More »

Daily Beast Op-ed: Creating Consequences for South Sudan’s Political Elite

As South Sudan marked its third independence day amid ongoing conflict, Enough Project Sudan and South Sudan Policy Consultant Justine Fleischner wrote about her recent experience with displaced youth in Bentiu, South Sudan, the dire situation that the conflict has created for millions of civilians, and the need to establish consequences for the leaders' failure to cooperate toward creating a peaceful solution.  Read More »

Voices of Congo: Mamafrica and Products With a Purpose

In a web of complex global supply chains, few consumers can say that they share personal relationships with the artisans who craft their clothing and accessories. Mamafrica Designs - an organization based in Bukavu, South Kivu - seeks to provide that connection, while creating a community of beauty, strenght, and resiliance for women in eastern Congo.  Read More »

New Report: Janjaweed Reincarnate

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A new Enough Project report traces the movement and atrocities of Sudan's Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a new iteration of the Janjaweed militias. The RSF are an upgraded version of the Janjaweed that the world came to fear in Darfur ten years ago, but are better equipped, centrally commanded, and fully integrated into the Sudanese government’s security structures.  Read More »

Ford Sustainability Report 2013/2014 - A Step in the Right Direction

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Unlike in the electronics industry, where tech giants Intel and HP have established themselves as industry leaders in the effort to source 3TG responsibly, the automotive industry has largely lacked a conflict-free champion. Lately, however, Ford has taken steps to distinguish itself as a potential catalyst for industry-wide change. Though much more work must be done to bring the conflict-free initiative to the automotive industry, Ford’s Sustainability Report 2013/2014 is a step in the right direction.  Read More »

Minding the Gap: London hosts unprecedented global summit to end sexual violence in conflict

In an effort to prevent tragedies like the November 22, 2012 attack on Minova and the impunity that followed, actress and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague co-chaired the first ever Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London on June 10-13. The summit highlighted what can and must be done to address this widespread issue.  Read More »

The Hill Op-ed: Freezing Bank Accounts and Tracing Assets: America's New Front Line

Pundits and policymakers alike increasingly push the narrative that America’s influence is waning and that it lacks the leadership to get anything done internationally. Despite the rhetoric plastered across editorial columns, a quiet, but ruthlessly effective effort is targeting and punishing international criminal actors and regimes on America’s newest front lines: the international financial system. Akshaya Kumar and Ken Sofer explain why Congress should give the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control the resources necessary for an expanded mission.  Read More »

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