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Foreign Policy Op-ed: The Imperfect Trial of Congo’s ‘Terminator’

2009 file photo of Bosco Ntaganda (seated center)

As Bosco Ntaganda faces charges of war crimes at the Hague, those watching from Congo debate what comes next for their country.  Read More »

New Amnesty Report Provides Insights into the Diamond Trade in Central African Republic

A new report from Amnesty International, "Chains of Abuse," provides unique insights a key fuel for the violence in CAR, the blood diamond trade.  Read More »

In Remarks at UNGA, President Obama Highlights Issue of Corruption

President Obama addresses the UN General Assembly on September 28, 2015

In his remarks at the U.N. General Assembly, President Obama highlighted the issue of corruption and its detrimental effects on governance and development. The President’s remarks underscore the need for leaders to serve their people rather than to use government as a means for personal enrichment.   Read More »

Friday Deadline for SEC to Appeal Latest Conflict Minerals Court Ruling

On the heels of a disappointing decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals affirming that one part of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Conflict Minerals Rule is unconstitutional, the SEC and other parties can appeal for a review. The deadline is Friday, October 2.   Read More »

Child Soldiers Prevention Act a Tool to Leverage U.S. Foreign Aid to End Use of Child Soldiers

In conflict zones from Somalia to South Sudan, government armies and rebel groups are using child soldiers. In a new CNN op-ed, Rachel Stohl and Jo Becker argue that the Child Soldiers Prevention Act gives the White House a potentially powerful tool in the effort to end the recruitment and exploitation of children as soldiers.   Read More »

South Sudan's Oil Sector Facing Challenges: Journalist

In a recent piece, journalist Richard Nield writes about the challenges facing South Sudan's oil sector with September being the first month since independence that the government tendered just one cargo.  Read More »

Important Step for Justice as German Court Convicts FDLR Leaders

Almost 15 years since the start of the FDLR's deadly campaign in Congo, leaders of the militia have been held to account for their crimes.  Read More »

Human Rights Attorney: UK Govt Complicit in Abuses in Sudan

The United Kingdom government is complicit in human rights abuses in Sudan according to human rights attorney Ali Agab Nour.   Read More »

U.S. Special Envoy Perriello Highlights Importance of Respecting Presidential Term Limits

Tom Perriello

Tom Perriello, U.S. Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa, called on leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to highlight the importance of respecting presidential term limits.  Read More »

Statement from White House on Joint US-China Commitment on Wildlife Trafficking and Peacekeeping

The White House

The White House Fact Sheet following Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to the U.S. includes joint commitments from the two countries on both wildlife trafficking and peacekeeping as part of their collaboration to address global and regional challenges.  Read More »

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