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Sudan Tribune Op-ed: The Long History of Buying Loyalty to Neutralize Rivals in South Sudan

The replacement of South Sudan’s First Vice President Riek Machar with Taban Deng is a well-tested policy that dates back to the 1980s that the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party has employed to purchase the loyalty of groups opposed to it. Following a shoot-out between the bodyguards of President Salva Kiir and Machar earlier this month, relations between both men worsened, culminating in an attack on the latter’s residence in the capital Juba. Machar fled the city and said he would only return if regional peacekeeping troops were allowed in the country to act as a buffer between the two forces.  Read More »

New Data on the LRA’s Threat to Civilians: The Resolve and Invisible Children Release LRA Crisis Tracker Midyear Security Brief

This week, Enough Project partners The Resolve and Invisible Children released the LRA Crisis Tracker Midyear 2016 Security Brief. The brief analyzes the latest data on attacks, abductions, and whereabouts of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) gathered over the first six months of 2016. Providing up-to-date data on LRA activities and abuses gathered from diverse sources including hand-held radio reporting from affected communities and open-source news outlets, the crisis tracker is a crucial tool for efforts to address the LRA’s threats and improve security for LRA-affected civilian communities in the region.  Read More »

In CAR: An Anti-Balaka Leader Close to Bozize Integrated to the National Police Force

MINUSCA peacekeepers in Bangui, May 2015

While all eyes are turned to the direction of the Central African government and its new leader Faustin Archange Touadera, the hope borne of the elections last March is progressively making way for fear.   Read More »

Striking Photos Highlight CAR's Hidden Conflict

On July 12, the French  news outlet Le Monde published a series of breathtaking photos on the Central African Republic's hidden conflict, taken by french photographer, William Daniels.   Read More »

Daily Beast Op-ed: Mandela or Mobutu Moment in South Sudan?

Just a day after South Sudan marked its fifth anniversary as the world's newest independent country, fierce fighting between rival factions has resumed, putting the already tenuous August 2015 peace deal in jeopardy. Hundreds are alleged to have been killed in the last few days, and thousands displaced.   Read More »

The Enough Project Remembers Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel

The Enough Project deeply mourns the loss earlier this week of Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and staunch human rights advocate who was an instrumental force in combating genocide and crimes against humanity in our world today.  Read More »

In Central African Republic, Rampant Impunity Continues to Pose a Serious Threat to Peace

June 21 was an historic day for many victims of war in the Central African Republic (CAR). This was the day that the wheels of international justice, through the International Criminal Court, finally turned on Jean Pierre Bemba, the former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for the rape and pillage committed by his troops in CAR between 2002 and 2003. After 13 years, this judgment finally felt like something of a real victory for defenders of justice and other innocent Central Africans living under a climate of total impunity for perpetrators of atrocities.  Read More »

Foreign Affairs Op-ed: Congo's Kabila Problem

Congolese President Joseph Kabila

In July of last year, U.S. President Barack Obama gave a landmark speech at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, criticizing leaders who undemocratically change their constitutions to stay in power and emphasizing that the United States would call out such behavior. He pointed to Burundi where a few months earlier, President Pierre Nkurunziza pressured the courts to change the constitution’s term limits so that he could run for a third time. Obama warned that such a tactic could trigger “instability and strife,” as well as hamper “Africa’s democratic progress.” But his words seem to have fallen on deaf ears.  Read More »

The Hill Op-ed: Why the House Must Stop the Last-second FSGG Rider on Conflict Minerals

Yesterday, Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) filed an 11th hour amendment to the financial services appropriations bill to de-fund enforcement of the conflict minerals provision in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The amendment was adopted by the House Rules Committee and will go to the House floor for a vote today.  Read More »

New Congressional Resolutions: U.S. should use Financial Tools to support Free and Fair Elections in Congo

Congolese President Joseph Kabila

On June 13, key Members of the House of Representatives introduced a Resolution calling on the Obama Administration to impose targeted sanctions and leverage other financial pressure as one way to support  the constitution of the the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  Read More »

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