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How to Deal with Sudan’s Top Brass?

There’s broad consensus among Sudan watchers that the country is in crisis, emanating from the 23-year rule of President Omar al-Bashir. The question is: What to do? The Center for Strategic and International Studies, or CSIS, hosted a panel discussion in D.C. last week about the ongoing crisis in Sudan.  Read More »

Sudan Caucus Briefing: Crisis in the Nuba Mountains

The Sudan Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives convened for a briefing on the escalating crisis in the Nuba Mountains last week. The Enough Project’s Jonathan Hutson joined panelists Jonathan Temin of the U.S. Institute of Peace, EJ Hogendoorn of the International Crisis Group, and Lauren Ploch Blanchard of the Congressional Research Service to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis and how the international community can work to end the suffering and address underlying causes of violence.  Read More »

Congolese Diaspora: "The time for peace in Congo is now"

Congolese diaspora protest outside the White House

On November 28th, a dedicated group of activists gathered in front of the White House to bring attention to the ongoing crisis in eastern Congo. Organized by members of the Congolese diaspora community from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, the rally wasa public protest against the escalating conflict in Congo and a call on the U.S. government to take action against the worst aggressors of the conflict.  Read More »

New Stats on Humanitarian Impact of the Lord’s Resistance Army

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, or OCHA, recently released their third quarter report on LRA activity in central Africa. These updated stats serve to illustrate the ongoing grave impact of the LRA in central Africa, in spite of their relatively small numbers and the fact that soldiers from several countries—including American military advisors—are pursuing them.  Read More »

Forgotten Again: How the World Has Failed Abyei

Sudan and South Sudan made monumental progress in recent weeks with the conclusion of a set of agreements on September 27 concerning oil, borders, and security. Of the outstanding issues still unresolved between the two countries, the disputed Abyei region remains a flashpoint that must be settled if Sudan and South Sudan are to achieve lasting peace.  Read More »

Enough Proposes Draft U.N. Resolution: ‘Holding Sudan Accountable’

In a new publication released today, “Holding Sudan Accountable: A Draft U.N. Security Council Resolution,” Enough Project’s Jennifer Christian calls on the U.N. Security Council to take strong measures against the government of Sudan for its failure to permit international humanitarian aid into the Sudanese states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile.  Read More »

House Subcommittee Examines Rwanda’s Involvement in M23, Highlights U.S. Role in Ending the Conflict

On September 19, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights held a hearing to discuss Rwanda’s involvement in the recent M23 rebellion that continues to fuel violence and create a security vacuum in eastern Congo. Chaired by Representative Christopher H. Smith(R-NJ), the hearing examined the international response to the current crisis and Rwanda’s documented involvement, and policy options the U.S. government can contribute to diffuse the conflict.   Read More »

Under R2P, International Community Must Protect Sudanese Citizens

In a new policy brief released today, the Enough Project’s Jennifer Christian calls for an increased international response to the humanitarian crisis in Sudan, particularly in the delivery of aid throughout the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile. The report, “Shifting the Burden: The Responsibility to Protect Doctrine and the Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan,”cites the responsibility to protect doctrine, or R2P, as the guiding principle by which the international community must operate.  Read More »

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