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“A Groundbreaking Achievement”: Congress Passes “Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act”

Today, the United States Congress passed historic legislation empowering the U.S. government with the authority to place sanctions on corrupt public officials across the world who misappropriate state assets as well as anyone who attacks journalists and human rights defenders.   Read More »

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads | Dec. 8

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed.   Read More »

Congressional Hearing on Democratic Crisis in Congo

Sasha Lezhnev testifying before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

On Tuesday, November 29, Enough’s Associate Director of Policy for the Great Lakes Region, Sasha Lezhnev, testified in Congress before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a hearing on democracy and human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Read More »

Sudan Tribune Op-ed: Sudan’s Civil Disobedience: Africa’s latest "Hashtag Revolution"?

“Because of the nature of the dictatorship we are under, you are forced to embrace the use of social media, ...It’s not secure to try and use the tactics used in the ‘90s — demonstrations openly or on a daily basis — because we can never match the current government when it comes to violence. So we have resorted to a peaceful, constitutional revolution, which we are precipitating through the use of social media.” That was a Zimbabwean activist by the name of Mlambo, speaking to a correspondent of National Public Radio on October 21, 2016.  Read More »

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads | Nov. 25

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed.   Read More »

Republicans, Democrats Unite to Pass Important Resolution on DRC, Urging Financial Pressure in Support of Congo's Constitution

On November 14, the United States House of Representatives passed H.Res.780 - A resolution urging respect for the constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the democratic transition of power in 2016,by a vote count of 416-3.  Read More »

The Economist Op-ed: Stop the Cash, Stop the Conflict

The world’s newest country, South Sudan, could have been holding its first free elections in 2017. Instead, it faces another year of strife. In the latest phase of the cyclical conflict that has plagued its people for decades, tens of thousands have died, 5m people face hunger or starvation and 1m have become refugees. Yet cleverer global action—especially involving Western banks—can stop the rot.  Read More »

New Policy Brief - “Five Lessons from a Sanctions Practitioner”

Today, the Enough Project released a policy brief, “Five Lessons from a Sanctions Practitioner,” by renowned threat finance specialist Peter Harrell. The brief argues that, done right, sanctions can have enormous impact.   Read More »

Enough Project Response to Misleading Conflict Minerals Op-Ed

On November 13 the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed entitled "How Dodd-Frank Led to More Mayhem in Africa." The Enough Project responded, addressing some of the shortcomings of the author's arguments.  Read More »

In Memory of Gwen Ifill

On November 14th, 2016, the world lost Gwen Ifill, a groundbreaking journalist and longtime PBS news anchor and co-host of "PBS NewsHour" and moderator of “Washington Week in Review.”  Read More »

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