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California Passes Ban on Ivory Sales

In a positive development, the AB 96 bill passed in the California state legislature and thereafter was signed into action by Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday, October 4, 2015, closing loopholes in illicit ivory sales. The Enough Project joins the Wildlife Conservation Society and the 96 Elephants campaign in praising Governor Jerry Brown for signing the legislation and making a significant contribution to combating the illicit ivory trade.  Read More »

LRA Abductions Increase Over Past 3 Months

The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative and Invisible Children have released an updated LRA Crisis Tracker report, The State of the LRA [September 2015 Update]. The report details a significant increase in LRA abductions in 2015, totaling 417 Congolese civilians from January through August.  Read More »

SEC & Amnesty Petition for Review of Recent Conflict Minerals Rule Decision

In a promising development, on Friday, October 2 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Amnesty International both filed petitions for a review of the most recent court decision on the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule.  Read More »

Kony in Congress: Enough, Friends of Minzoto, Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative Testify on the LRA

(L to R) Francisca Mbikabele Thelin, Sasha Lezhnev, and Paul Ronan testifying

In a moving day on Capitol Hill, a prominent Congolese activist and two LRA experts testified in Congress about the need for continued U.S. support to help end the horrific atrocities of the Lord's Resistance Army in central Africa.  Read More »

This World Teachers’ Day: Support Darfuri Refugee Educators

Today is World Teachers’ Day- The day we honor those who encouraged us to be better individuals, community members, and global citizens by showing us how to explore the world around us. This blogs highlights the work of i-ACT to support Darfuri refugee students and teachers through their Little Ripples preschool program in eastern Chad.  Read More »

Foreign Policy Op-ed: The Imperfect Trial of Congo’s ‘Terminator’

2009 file photo of Bosco Ntaganda (seated center)

As Bosco Ntaganda faces charges of war crimes at the Hague, those watching from Congo debate what comes next for their country.  Read More »

In Remarks at UNGA, President Obama Highlights Issue of Corruption

President Obama addresses the UN General Assembly on September 28, 2015

In his remarks at the U.N. General Assembly, President Obama highlighted the issue of corruption and its detrimental effects on governance and development. The President’s remarks underscore the need for leaders to serve their people rather than to use government as a means for personal enrichment.   Read More »

Friday Deadline for SEC to Appeal Latest Conflict Minerals Court Ruling

On the heels of a disappointing decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals affirming that one part of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Conflict Minerals Rule is unconstitutional, the SEC and other parties can appeal for a review. The deadline is Friday, October 2.   Read More »

South Sudan's Oil Sector Facing Challenges: Journalist

In a recent piece, journalist Richard Nield writes about the challenges facing South Sudan's oil sector with September being the first month since independence that the government tendered just one cargo.  Read More »

Important Step for Justice as German Court Convicts FDLR Leaders

Almost 15 years since the start of the FDLR's deadly campaign in Congo, leaders of the militia have been held to account for their crimes.  Read More »

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