Blog Posts in Publication Announcements

Posted by Carine Umuhumuza on Oct 25, 2012

The conflict-gold rush is thriving in eastern Congo. Recent U.S. legislation and supply-chain pressure from tech companies has made it difficult for armed groups in the region to sell the 3-T minerals—tin, tantalum, and tungsten—and as a result, rebels and army commanders have increasingly turned to gold. In a report released today, the Enough Project looks at the illegal conflict-gold trade in eastern Congo that is fueling one of the most violent conflicts in the world.

Posted by Lexi Britton on Oct 22, 2012

Today the Enough Project released its first policy brief in a series focusing on the international community’s extraordinary opportunity to help support peace within and between the two Sudans. The brief discusses the need for the mediator, former South African president Thabo Mbeki, and the African Union to take bold and specific actions to marshal the governments of Sudan and South Sudan closer to arrangements that promote sustainable peace.

Posted by Tracy Fehr on Oct 18, 2012

As the humanitarian crisis unfolds in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, international humanitarian organizations have not been able to assess the nutrition and food security situation in these areas… until now. For the first time since 2011—when the government of Sudan banned all international humanitarian aid organizations from operating in the two states—an independent rapid food security and nutrition assessment has been conducted in South Kordofan state.

Posted by Mollie Zapata on Oct 16, 2012

The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, released a multimedia package today presenting evidence that Sudan’s notoriously brutal Central Reserve Police, also known as “Abu Tira,” participated in, and filmed, the systematic burning and looting of the Nuba Mountains village of Gardud al Badry in the war-torn region of South Kordofan, Sudan.

Posted by Carine Umuhumuza on Oct 9, 2012

On September 27, South Sudan and Sudan signed a partial peace deal in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, marking the conclusion of the final round of negotiations between the two nations. In a field dispatch released today, the Enough Project’s Juba-based field researcher Amanda Hsiao, who covered the talks in Addis Ababa, describes the major points of agreements on oil flow, disputed areas, and security arrangements.