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Voices on Corruption, Conflict, and South Sudan in Support of the Sentry's Mission and Approach

An ongoing collection of expert voices, current media coverage, and other perspectives on corruption and conflict in relation to South Sudan’s continued violence.  Read More »

Members of Congress Urge Treasury Dept to Pressure Congo President Kabila toward Timely, Peaceful Elections

Last Friday, a bipartisan group of Members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urging him to expand targeted sanctions and impose additional financial pressure, including anti-money laundering initiatives, against key officials in Congolese President Joseph Kabila’s regime responsible for undermining peace and democracy.  Read More »

New Report: Khartoum’s Economic Achilles’ Heel

In a new report released today, Enough Project Advisor Suliman Baldo describes the economic vulnerability of  the Sudanese government, and why it opens a key window that gives the United States leverage to support a transition to peace in the country.  Read More »

UN Investigative Report Alleges that an Oil Company Finances Criminal Enterprise in the Central African Republic

The UN Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic (the Panel) presented evidence in their recent investigative report of a financial deal between a company called FIT Protection (FIT-P) and an armed group, an ex-Séléka faction known as the Mouvement Patriotique pour la Centrafrique (MPC) founded in 2014 by Mahamed Bahar, former intelligence chief during the Seleka regime, and Alkatim Mahamat, a notorious Chadian warlord.  Read More »

South Sudan’s Peace Agreement Faces Considerable Challenges on its First Anniversary

On August 26, 2015, the parties to the conflict in South Sudan signed a peace agreement. However, the first anniversary of the Agreement for the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan finds the pact in a state of inertia as key planks remain unimplemented. Although it was continuously violated by the government and the armed opposition in the past year, the pact still held. The return of the SPLM-IO to Juba and the subsequent formation of the transitional government in April increased hopes that the government and the armed opposition were set on turning a new page.  Read More »

U.S. Sanctions Kony's Sons for Ivory Trafficking following Enough Project Research

On Tuesday, August 23, the U.S. Treasury Department placed two commanders of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) under U.S. sanctions, Salim and Ali Kony. The Enough Project was the first to report on Salim and Ali leading LRA ivory trafficking in October 2015. The sanctions will make it harder for regional government or army officials to conduct business with the LRA and pave the way for future possible sanctions.  Read More »

New UN investigative report reveals failures to tackle the root causes of conflict in CAR

The midterm report published last week by the UN Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic (CAR) reveals that the security situation throughout CAR remains concerning. Despite noticeable security improvements following the electoral process in early 2016, an upsurge in violence starting from June 2016 in the capital, Bangui, and in rural areas indicate that the root causes of violence persist.  Read More »

NGOs to Secretary Kerry: More Pressure Needed on Kabila on Congo Elections

A coalition of U.S.-based NGOs and Congo experts sent a letter today to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry calling for greater financial and other pressure on the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as incentives. The coalition is deeply concerned about the closing of political space and growing democratic crisis in Congo. The policy aims of these tools should be to help support Congo to hold timely elections in line with its constitution and end political repression.   Read More »

Would a UN Arms Embargo Work in South Sudan?

A recent article issued by the Small Arms Survey’s Human Security Baseline Assessment looks at a number of factors that the author, Luuk van de Vondervoort, argues would enable an effective arms embargo in South Sudan.   Read More »

New Report on Central African Republic: The Bangui Carousel

A new Enough Project report, The Bangui Carousel, documents the recycling of a small group of elites at the helm of the Central African Republic (CAR) government, and how groups and individuals benefit from this system at the expense of CAR’s citizens.  Read More »

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