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Resource Page - Progress and Challenges on Conflict Minerals: Facts on Dodd-Frank 1502

Photo credit: Sasha Lezhnev

The Enough Project recently released a resource page that provides a background and updates on Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act related to conflict minerals. It includes information on the law, progress in Congo, and views from Congolese civil society members.  Read More »

NGOs Urge UN Security Council to Impose Targeted Sanctions and Arms Embargo in South Sudan

The Enough Project and partners sent letters to the United Nations Security Council, asking them to fulfill their commitment to impose sanctions on individuals who have committed abuses against civilians in South Sudan and calling for an arms embargo.   Read More »

A Most Unwelcome Guest

While it appears that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is no longer considering a visit to this year’s United Nations General Assembly, his repeated intentions to travel to U.N. Headquarters in New York raise serious political and ethical challenges, as well as two important legal questions.  Read More »

Dr. Mukwege Responds to the DRC Government Banning "The Man Who Mends Women - The Wrath of Hippocrates"

Dr. Denis Mukwege

On September 3rd, Panzi Foundation published a statement from Dr. Denis Mukwege on the DRC Media Minister Ban of “The Man Who Mends Women - The Wrath of Hippocrates” documentary.  Read More »

African Arguments: The CAR’s Rushed Elections are a Dangerous Gamble

CAR’s rushed elections are a dangerous gamble

"The Central African Republic cannot afford to bet on its future for the sake of the international community’s need to show progress" write Kasper Agger and Christopher Day in this African Arguments piece on "the external push toward towards elections has left local leaders, armed groups, and ordinary Central Africans behind."  Read More »

ICC Case against Bosco Ntaganda Begins

2009 file photo of Bosco Ntaganda (seated center)

Today, September 2nd, 2015, the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague opens its case against Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda. Ntaganda faces a total of 18 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.  Read More »

Insecurity Persists Across the Central African Republic

A UN armored vehicle on patrol in Bambari (August 2014)

The crisis in the Central African Republic has been largely absent from international media recently, except for disturbing reports about sexual abuse against civilians by U.N. peacekeepers. But violence and insecurity have not stopped and large parts of the country remain in the hands of armed groups that terrorize local populations.   Read More »

Portland, Oregon Passes Conflict-Free City Resolution

Portland, OR

Activists and policymakers are celebrating the Portland City Council’s vote today to enact a policy enabling them to support purchasing conflict-free products from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Read More »

Enough Project Statement on the Signing of the South Sudan Peace Agreement

The Enough Project welcomes the decision by the Government of South Sudan and President Salva Kiir to sign the compromise peace agreement, adding his signature to that of armed opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar and other stakeholders, to hopefully bring their country’s brutal civil war to an end.  Read More »

The Daily Beast Op-ed: Saving South Sudan From Kleptocracy

Saving South Sudan from Kleptocracy

South Sudan’s belligerents have signed a peace deal, but it is far from certain that the brutal 20-month civil war is over. If the next steps the parties take are simply to restore the status quo that existed before the war’s eruption, the odds are wildly in favor of a return to deadly conflict.  However, if the implementation of the agreement is seen as a chance to restart the construction of a viable state in the world’s newest country, dismantling the violent kleptocracy that it’s become since independence in 2011, then South Sudan has a chance for peace.  Read More »

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