Eastern Congo

The Resolve and Invisible Children Release New LRA Crisis Tracker Report

LRA Crisis Tracker

The recently released report indicates that the LRA’s fighting capacity is dropping, and while killings are fewer, attacks and abductions have increased - in 2014, total LRA attacks rose 10% and abductions 32% compared to 2013.  Read More »

My Story: From Congo to the NFL

Andy Mulumba speaks at the Rally for Congo in Madison, WI

Green Bay Packers linebacker and Enough Project upstander Andy Mulumba writes about why he supports the Raise Hope for Congo campaign.  Read More »

Members of Congress Urge President Obama to Appoint New High-Level Special Envoy for Great Lakes Region and DRC

On May 5th, 22 Members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to quickly appoint a new high-level U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of Congo to replace Russ Feingold, who stepped down from the position earlier this year.   Read More »

6th Annual Women in the World Summit: A Conversation with Samantha Power and Robin Wright

Samantha Power, the United States Ambassador to the UN, in conversation with actor and Enough Project upstander Robin Wright, on endemic violence and corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Samantha Power, the United States Ambassador to the UN, in conversation with actor and Enough Project upstander Robin Wright, on endemic violence and corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where rape as a weapon of war is commonplace, and where the land's abundant minerals perpetuate instability and conflict.

Robin Wright, Award-Winning Actress, Director, Philanthropist, Co-Founder Pour Les Femmes Sleepwear 

Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

Moderated by Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

The Sixth Annual Women In The World Summit was hosted from April 22-24, 2015. The struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe came to life in this dynamic three-day summit. World leaders, industry icons, movie stars, and CEOs convened with artists, rebels, peacemakers, and activists to tell their stories and share their plans of action.

For more information, please visit: nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld.

My Night with Robin Wright

Robin Wright and student activists

In April 2015, CFCI Campus Organizer Corey Jones had the opportunity to attend an event at the University of Florida with actor and activist Robin Wright. In this post Corey reflects on the evening, the power of influence, and his work advocating for peace in Congo.  Read More »

Activist Brief: Congo's Conflict Gold Rush

While significant progress has been made towards creating a conflict-free minerals trade in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, gold continues to fund armed commanders. Thanks to on the ground initiatives in Congo, international activist and industry pressure, and federal legislation in the United States, 70 percent of the 3T mines (tin, tantalum, and tungsten) are now free of armed groups and Congo’s army, according to the International Peace Information Service. However, only 35 percent of gold mines in eastern Congo are conflict-free, with abusive Congolese army commanders and armed groups still profiting from the trade.

New Congo Report: Congo’s Conflict Gold Rush and How to Counter it

A trade in illegally mined and smuggled “conflict gold” is fueling both high-level military corruption and violent rebel groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a new report by the Enough Project. “Congo’s Conflict Gold Rush: Bringing gold into the legal trade in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” by the Enough Project’s Fidel Bafilemba and Sasha Lezhnev, offers an in-depth portrait of the conflict gold supply chain, from muddy artisanal mines where gold is dug out with shovels and pick-axes, through illicit transport routes in Uganda, Burundi, and Dubai. Based on seven months of field research at mines and in regional capitals, the report provides an in-depth discussion of solutions to the conflict gold supply chain. The U.S. government, European Union, jewelers, socially responsible investors, the World Bank, and activists all have important roles to play.  Read More »

Dr. Denis Mukwege Pens NY Times Op-Ed on 'Conflict Minerals'

This op-ed originally appeared on The New York Times and was written by Dr. Denis Mukwege, the founder and medical director of the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, and founder of the PanziFoundation USA.  Read More »

Congo's Conflict Gold Rush: Bringing Gold into the Legal Trade in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

A trade in illegally mined and smuggled “conflict gold” is fueling both high-level military corruption and violent rebel groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a new report by the Enough Project. “Congo’s Conflict Gold Rush: Bringing gold into the legal trade in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” by the Enough Project’s Fidel Bafilemba and Sasha Lezhnev, offers an in-depth portrait of the conflict gold supply chain, from muddy artisanal mines where gold is dug out with shovels and pick-axes, through illicit transport routes in Uganda, Burundi, and Dubai. Based on seven months of field research at mines and in regional capitals, the report provides an in-depth discussion of solutions to the conflict gold supply chain.

Enough and Coalition Write to Secretary Kerry on Democracy in Congo

Editor's Note: The letter below, from a coalition of experts and NGOs including the Enough Project, was released recently. The letter, directed at Secretary of State John Kerry, supports the U.S. Government's ongoing efforts to promote free and fair elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and proposes specific steps for enhancing engagement.  Read More »

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