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'60 Minutes' Documents Successes and Challenges of Anti-LRA Operations

Lara Logan, 60 Minutes

In a recent segment on the CBS news program, 60 Minutes, correspondent Lara Logan reported on the status of “one of the biggest manhunts that’s ever taken place” – the search for Joseph Kony. The fifteen-minute segment covered the scope of atrocities that continue to be committed by Joseph Kony and his fighters, known as the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA.  LRA fighters maim, rape, and brutally murder civilians, and the army is comprised of a force that, sadly, includes “one of the biggest armies of child soldiers in history.”  Read More »

Fixing the Broken Approach to Peace Between the Sudans

Presidents Omar al-Bashir and Salve Kirr, of Sudan and South Sudan respectively.

Earlier this week, U.N. Interim Security Force for Abyei, or UNISFA, completed the first verification mission to confirm troop withdrawal on both sides of the highly disputed 14-mile area. While this success is reason for cautious optimism in the peace process between Sudan and South Sudan, a new Enough Project policy paper presents critical contextual perspective on the ongoing cycle of progress and setback that has become typical of peace negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan.  Read More »

Hepatitis E Outbreak Wreaking Havoc in Upper Nile

Basic items for latest arrivals from Blue Nile

In recent months, a hepatitis E epidemic has spread to four refugee camps situated in Maban County along the border of Sudan and South Sudan. Nearly 113,000 Sudanese refugees live in these four crowded camps in Upper Nile State.  Currently, South Sudan hosts over 190,000 refugees who have fled from the Sudanese government’s campaign of violence against civilians.  Thus far, the hepatitis E outbreak has affected more than 7,287 refugees and resulted in 128 deaths.    Read More »

M23 Rebel Leader Bosco Ntaganda Pleads 'Not Guilty' at the International Criminal Court

Bosco Ntaganda

In a bizarre turn of events, M23 rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda surrendered to the U.S. Embassy in Kigali on March 18th amidst swirling rumors of his presence in Rwanda, reports of internal fighting among M23 factions, and an impending peace deal between rebels and the Congolese government.  Read More »

‘War Witch’ Heroine’s Real and Fictional Lives Spotlight Atrocities against Children in Congo

As the 16-year-old Congolese actress Rachel Mwanza made her way down the red carpet at last Sunday’s Academy Awards, millions of people were exposed to the tragic and resilient stories of Mwanza and her award winning character in “War Witch” (“Rebelle”), Komona.  Read More »

Changing Dynamics and the Implications for Peace in Eastern Congo

During a timely event last Friday at the United States Institute of Peace, or USIP, representatives from Enough Project and Amnesty International’s Adotei Akwei tackled the complicated problem of advancing a lasting peace process in Congo.  Read More »

Suing Sudan: Constructing International Human Rights Cases

In a practicum course being taught at Georgetown Law Center this spring, Mark Quarterman, Research Director here at Enough, and James Bair, associate at the law firm Brown Rudnick and adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center, aim to help law students understand the mechanisms for addressing human rights abuses in public international law.  Read More »

Financial Net Closes Around M23: U.S. Further Bans Business With Congo Rebels

The U.S. Department of Treasury recently announced the addition of two high-level M23 leaders, Eric Badege and Jean-Marie Runiga Lugerero, to its list of specially designated nationals, or SDN, already sanctioned by the U.S. government for their involvement in the rebellion rocking eastern Congo.  Read More »

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