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Sudan Tribune Op-ed: Flour Power: Bread Crisis, a Cash Crunch, and Sudan’s Shrinking Private Sector

As economists and analysts keep their eyes on Sudan’s growing hard currency shortage and the falling value of the Sudanese pound against the U.S. dollar, many Sudanese consumers have been watching the price and availability of bread in local bakeries and the outcome of a dispute between a major flour supplier and the Sudanese government.  Read More »

Enough Project Founding Director, John Prendergast, Testifies in South Sudan Hearing

On December 10, 2015, Enough Project Founding Director, John Prendergast, testified before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, assembling for a session on “Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership.” Panel experts additionally included Donald Booth, Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan; Bob Leavitt, Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance; Princeton Lyman, Senior Advisor to the President at the US Institute of Peace and Former Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan; and Adotei Akwei, Managing Director of Government Relations at Amnesty International USA.  Read More »

Tanzanian President Pledges Fight Against Corruption

President John Magufuli of Tanzania only in office for a month is already off to a good start in his pledged fight against corruption. Magufuli’s surprise visits to government employees at their offices, slashing budgets for lavish celebrations and re-direction of the funds for needed hospital beds, and creating strict foreign travel restrictions to head off unnecessary abuse are some of his strategy that the Guardian identified.  Read More »

New Report - "Deadly Enterprise: Dismantling South Sudan's War Economy and Countering Potential Spoilers"

Deadly Enterprise

On the two year anniversary of the start of South Sudan's brutal conflict, some limited progress has been made on implementing the peace agreement signed in August. But unless the war economy is dismantled and potential spoilers effectively countered, South Sudan will remain on the brink of a full-scale return to civil war. Read our latest report on the policy tools and interventions available to U.S. and international policymakers to counter the elite interests that pose the most significant threat to peace in South Sudan.   Read More »

Concealed Ownership Contributes to Lawlessness at Sea

The shipping industry is crucial for global commerce, but much of the fishing and cargo shipping industries are extremely opaque and often characterized by lawlessness. “Some ships are stolen, renamed, retitled and resold. Some shippers flaunt regulations regarding pollution, dumping oil and toxins and garbage unseen,” Andrea Wrage, the president of TRACE, an anti-bribery organization, wrote in a Forbes op-ed recently.  Read More »

Daily Beast Op-ed: From FIFA to Sudan, Let’s Make the World Unsafe for Kleptocracy

The U.S. Department of Justice has gone after the soccer federation and the government of Sudan with many of the same tools. It needs to keep ratcheting up the pressure.  Read More »

Enough Forum Release - Kleptocracy in Khartoum

On December 2, 2015, the Enough Project published an Enough Forum piece, “Kleptocracy in Khartoum: Self-Enrichment by the National Islamic Front/National Congress Party,” written by Eric Reeves. This piece analyses the mechanisms that the National Islamic Front/National Congress Party (NIF/NCP) uses to maintain power and secure wealth, including manipulating the oil market, illicit land sales and expropriations, systemic bureaucratic corruption, financial mismanagement, and state-sponsored violence.https://www.transparency.org/cpi2014/results  Read More »

Food Culture and Conflict in South Sudan

A local carries a bag of food at a WFP warehouse in Pibor, South Sudan in 2013

On October 22, 2015, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Programme (WFP) released a joint statement on the impending famine in South Sudan stating, “At least 30,000 people are living in extreme conditions and are facing starvation and death.”  Read More »

NGOs Make a Joint Call for Sustained U.S. Commitment to the Central African Republic

On Nov. 30, 11 NGOs released a joint statement in conjunction with the Pope’s trip to the Central African Republic.  Read More »

What if Black Friday were Conflict-Free?

As you embark on Black Friday and holiday shopping, the Enough Project hopes that you consider companies’ sourcing practices when you make your purchasing decisions on electronics and other items, and continue to tell companies that you want to be able to buy conflict-free products made with minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Read More »

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