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7 Things That Need To Be In An Effective Plan B for South Sudan

August 17 is the deadline set for South Sudan's warring parties to reach a final political settlement to end their country's twenty-month civil war. Today, 5 days until the deadline, the Enough Project released a new brief outlining the 7 key elements for an effective Plan B.  Read More »

Foreign Policy Op-ed: How to Destroy a War Economy

This op-ed originally appeared in Foreign Policy and was written by Enough Project Founding Director John Prendergast. He writes that to end the conflicts plaguing Africa, the United States needs to follow the money being made off of them — and stop it.  Read More »

Washington Post Editorial: South Sudan Destroyed from within by “Kleptocratic Regime”

The spectacle of failure in South Sudan is saddening. A nation that was brought to independence with the enthusiastic support of the United States, ending a long civil war, is now being torn apart by its own leaders. Millions in South Sudan are enduring hunger and disease. In the annals of nation-building experiments, this one may be remembered as ill-fated and short-lived. President Obama is now threatening further punishment of warring parties in a nation he once helped to its feet...  Read More »

Enough Project’s Akshaya Kumar Testifies on “The Current Human Rights Situation in South Sudan”

On July 10, the Enough Project’s Akshaya Kumar testified on The Current Human Rights Situation in South Sudan before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, stressing that U.S. government must be willing to impose punishing consequences on those most responsible for obstructing the peace, stealing from their own people, and committing atrocity crimes, even if that means targeting those it considered friends in the past.  Read More »

First Sentry Report: The Nexus of Corruption and Conflict in South Sudan

The Sentry released its first report, The Nexus of Corruption and Conflict in South Sudan, which maps out the corruption and the conflict-financing system in South Sudan and describes the likely channeling of illicit money flows.  Read More »

Daily Beast Op-Ed: How Obama Can Stop South Sudan’s War

In this Daily Beast Op-Ed written by John Prendergast and Akshaya Kumar, sheds light on the opportunities presented during the President’s trip to Africa and immediately thereafter to press strongly for real consequences on financiers and architects of violence to support an end to the culture of impunity in South Sudan  Read More »

New Brief: Creating a Cost for Those Destroying South Sudan

As President Obama leaves for Africa today, the Enough Project is releasing its latest policy brief, Creating a Cost for Those Destroying South Sudan, which makes specific recommendations for tackling corruption and conflict financing in South Sudan.  Read More »

NGOs Send Letter to White House; Urge an End to the Cycle of Impunity in South Sudan

The Enough Project joined a diverse community of 19 advocacy, faith and human rights organizations issuing an open letter to President Obama as he embarks upon his historic trip to Kenya and Ethiopia. The letter urges the President to take a number of specific steps to help combat the culture of impunity to forge an enabling environment for peace negotiations.  Read More »

President Obama in Africa: Countering Violent Kleptocracies Is a Prerequisite for Peace

President Barack Obama boards Air Force One, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Andrews

This week, the Enough Project released its latest publication as President Obama travels to Kenya and Ethiopia. The piece analyzes the Obama administration’s initiatives on issues of peace, security, atrocity prevention, democratic governance, investment, and economic growth as they relate to four focus countries where this administration has invested efforts in trying to resolve conflict: South Sudan, Sudan, Congo, and CAR. It includes specific and targeted recommendations that should be a focus for President Obama, including creating accountability for the architects of atrocities and disrupting their access to the means that enable them to wage war.  Read More »

The Hill Op-Ed: An Evolving Obama Success Story in Africa

This op-ed originally appeared in The Hill. In it, Enough's Sasha Lezhnev and John Prendergast discuss how the Obama administration's policy has helped lead to a 90% reduction in LRA killings but that the President must follow up key issues with the African Union.  Read More »

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