Blog Posts in Raise Hope for Congo

Posted by Zoe Lewis on Oct 11, 2013

On October 7, Green Bay Packers Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers partnered with the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo for a rally attended by thousands of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  At the event, sponsored by the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative, Rodgers was joined by actress Emmanuelle Chriqui, Congolese Packers teammate Andy Mulumba, and student leaders on stage to raise awareness about the conflict in Congo, and to tell Madison students what they could do to stop key drivers of the conflict.  

Posted by Katrien Hinderdael on Oct 10, 2013

Gold remains an important conflict mineral in eastern Congo, with approximately 12 tons worth roughly $500 million smuggled out of the country every year. A new report by the Enough Project, “Striking Gold: How M23 and its Allies are Infiltrating Congo’s Gold Trade,” documents Makenga’s current role in M23’s networks in the gold trade and puts forth policy recommendations for addressing these illicit backchannels.

Posted by Enough Team on Oct 8, 2013
Aaron Rodgers (ThinkProgress)

On homecoming week here at the University of Wisconsin, a local football star had campus celebrating. 

Posted by Katie Smith on Oct 4, 2013
Mary Robinson with Neema Namadamu (Maman Shujaa)

According to a new report by Freedom House, only 1.7 percent of Congolese accessed the Internet in 2012. 

Posted by Enough Team on Sep 23, 2013

On Wednesday, September 18, the U.S.Department of State hosted a Google+ Hangout, The U.S. and the United Nations: The Case for Multilateralism.