Thursday marked the beginning of the two-day special African Union summit, convened by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, that aims to ratify the Convention on the Protection and Assistance of the Displaced People in Africa. On this occasion, here’s a quick look at the IDP and refugee situations in Enough’s conflict areas. Read More »
This week, Enough launches "Field Dispatch," a new series by our field researchers in southern Sudan, Congo, and Uganda. In the inaugural edition Enough's Ledio Cakaj reports on former LRA fighters he recently met. Read More »
“Tell them about our suffering here,” said the Bishop of Yambio of the Sudanese Episcopal Church. “The LRA is killing, raping and looting in our communities and the world does not know about it,” he added. Read More »
At least 31 former LRA fighters returned to Uganda in the month of September, after surrendering to Ugandan army forcers operating in Congo. This number, while still modest, represents a major increase from the past six months, when on average only a handful of LRA rebels returned each month. According to Ugandan army officials, this increase is a direct result of sustained military pressure by the Ugandan army.
On Thursday, the Great Lakes Policy Forum hosted a talk, “The ICC in Africa: Impartial Judge or Neo-Colonial Project?” Discussion focused on why frustrations towards the ICC have emerged, what the appropriate role for the organization is, and whether its involvement as an outsider can truly provide the reconciliation needed at the local level. Read More »
In a region and a conflict where conspiracy theories and propaganda play crucial roles, it has become almost impossible to distinguish fact from fiction. Rumors about where exactly the LRA are heading abound, some more believable than others. Read More »
What does it take to put into practice the notion that the international community has a responsibility to intervene when a country’s government is either unable or unwilling to stop mass violence committed against its citizens, or when the government itself backs the abuses? Read More »