Blog Posts in International Institutions

Posted by Enough Team on May 10, 2012

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo -- The Congolese military, or FARDC, has kicked out ex-CNDP mutineers from various strongholds in Masisi territory—including Mushaki, Kitchanga, and Burungu—­after days of intense fighting last week. This exchange of power marks an important shift, as government forces have, for the first time since the creation of the CNDP rebel group in 2006, succeeded in pushing the CNDP out of some of its most important strongholds.

Posted by Ashley Benner on May 10, 2012

Allegations have recently emerged that Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, is in the Darfur region of Sudan and receiving support from the Sudanese government. These rumors have sparked threats of military intervention by Uganda, which could escalate the existing low-level border conflict between Sudan and South Sudan.

Posted by Annette LaRocco on May 9, 2012

The recent turbulent events on the ground in eastern Congo present a unique opportunity for the Congolese government to finally take steps to arrest Bosco Ntaganda and deliver him to justice. In a new report released today, “Taking the Terminator: Congo’s Golden Opportunity to Deliver a Warlord to Justice,” the Enough Project provides background information on Ntaganda and his rebellion, describes the implications of his recent mutiny, and offers recommendations for the U.S. and partner donor nations.

Posted by Enough Team on May 7, 2012

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo -- On Wednesday, May 2, the Enough Project witnessed FARDC troops firing artillery on the mountaineered forces of Bosco Ntaganda, in the town of Sake, 27 km west of Goma. The fighting forced Ntaganda's rebels to lose ground and reportedly retreat to Kirolirwe near Virunga National Park, 22 km north of Sake. This recent clash is part of the widespread violence that has flared up in eastern Congo since Ntaganda and his fighters defected from the national army on March 29, displacing thousands of people in the region.

Posted by Jenn Christian on May 4, 2012

On, May 2, the U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution endorsing last week’s decision from the African Union Peace and Security Council. The resolution calls for, among other things, the immediate cessation of hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan and the two sides’ unconditional return, within two weeks, to negotiations under the facilitation of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel, or AUHIP, with support from the Chair of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, or IGAD. The resolution further requires that the negotiations must conclude within three months. If a resolution cannot be reached within that time period, the resolution requests that the U.N. Secretary-General, in conjunction with the AUHIP, the Chair of IGAD, and the Chairman of the A.U. Commission, submit a report to include “detailed proposals on all outstanding issues.”