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House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Electrify Africa Act

On February 27, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, chaired by U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), unanimously passed H.R. 2548, the Electrify Africa Act, which seeks to improve access for 68 percent of the population in the sub-Saharan region who as of 2010 had no access to electricity.  Read More »

Enough Project, Other NGOs to World Bank: Effective DDR Program Needed in Congo

Since the defeat of the M23 in eastern Congo, around 8,000 combatants of other rebel groups surrendered to the Congolese army. The surrenders are a very positive development, but the Congolese government together with are slow to put in place a robust disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration program (DDR). They risk losing a great opportunity for peace.  Read More »

Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

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

Intel’s CEO, Enough, UN, Congo, and ICGLR: Time to Source and Invest Responsibly in Minerals in Congo & the Great Lakes Region

On Wednesday, the Enough Project and tech company Intel co-hosted a forward-looking panel on Responsible Sourcing and Investing in the Congo and the Great Lakes Region, attended by more than 90 policymakers, business leaders, and advocates. The panel was an opportunity for the private sector, NGOs, the United Nations, and African and partner governments to discuss how to move forward in building a responsible minerals trade and positive investment in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region. This dialogue, however, was only the beginning of the conversation.  Read More »

Policy Alert: Open Wounds in Abyei Increase Risk of New War

In recent weeks, inter-communal violence has engulfed Sudan's disputed Abyei region. Escalating tensions between Abyei's Ngok Dinka community and the nomadic Misseriya group, which are fueled by the area's unresolved status, have been exacerbated by the internal conflict in South Sudan, which has caused some to fear that Abyei has fallen from the South Sudanese political agenda. A new policy alert by the Enough Project warns of the potentially devastating consequences of this dichotomy of escalating conflict and limited attention by external actors. If a concerted commitment to resolving Abyei’s final status is not undertaken by the two governments and the international community, these clashes between Abyei's communities may spiral into a regionalized war.  Read More »

Op-ed: The New Face of African Conflict

As a new wave of violent conflicts has ravaged Africa, borders and conventional peace processes have done little to contain them.  Read More »

Enough Project Supports South Sudanese Call for Justice

In recent weeks, South Sudanese civil society organizations have taken a public stand demanding more action against the atrocities being committed in their country. Although the AU Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) called for the creation of an AU-led Commission of Inquiry in December 2013, the appointment of members was stalled until the first week of March 2014.  Read More »

The Killing of a Student is the Killing of a Nation

Sudanese police forces fired tear gas at over 1,000 mourners at the funeral procession on Wednesday, March 13, of a Junior University of Khartoum Economics major student who was killed by government forces on Tuesday, March 12. Ali Abakar Musa’s death heralded a new bout of protests marked by the new shoot-to-kill policies utilized by government forces to quell protests on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Sudan and the renewed crisis in Darfur.  Protesters marched in fury chanting slogans that ranged from “the killing of a student, the killing of a nation” and for the “downfall of the regime” while avenging the death of a student and calling for a new revolution against Bashir’s ruling regime.   Read More »

Another Conflict-free Mining Project Launches in Eastern Congo

Last November, Enough field researcher Timo Mueller and the two of us traveled in eastern Congo with the Public Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade, or PPA. Motorola Solutions, AVX, USAID, the US State Department, Global Advanced Metals, KPMG, Resolve, Phuzumoya Consulting, Geotraceability, the filmmaker Paul Freedman, IOM, MHI, and others. One of the highlights of the trip was traveling to a mine in Rubaya in Masisi, North Kivu. We helped analyze whether the mine could indeed be the next conflict-free mining project in eastern Congo, and then helped negotiate with the local government to move it forward.    Read More »

Sudanese Torture Survivor Told "You No Longer Exist"

President Bashir of Sudan

Earlier this week, Dr. Mohamed Elgadi, an American citizen and Sudanese refugee, sent a passionate letter to President Obama describing his experience as a victim of torture in Sudan.  Read More »

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