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John Prendergast on CNN International: South Sudan's Anniversary Marks Little to Celebrate

Enough Project's John Prendergast discusses the problems still plaguing South Sudan as the country marks its fourth Independence Day.

Enough Project's John Prendergast discusses the problems still plaguing South Sudan as the country marks its fourth Independence Day with CNN International's Isha Sesay.

 

 

South Sudan In Crisis

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Enough Project's Brian Adeba speaks with The Heat to explore South Sudan's political and humanitarian crises. 

 

On August 24, 2016, Enough Project's Brian Adeba spoke with The Heat to explore South Sudan's political and humanitarian crises. He joined Peter Ajak, a Sudanese "Lost Boy" and researcher on the South Sudan team for the International Growth Centre, and He Wenping, director of African Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

 

Brian Adeba speaks to Al Jazeera on 'South Sudan in crisis'

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Brian Adeba, Enough's Associate Director of Policy, discusses the crisis in South Sudan on Al Jazeera's 'The Stream,' which aired on July 18, 2016.

Brian Adeba, Enough's Associate Director of Policy, discusses the crisis in South Sudan on Al Jazeera's 'The Stream', which aired on July 18, 2016.

Click here to see the episode description. 

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Brad Brooks-Rubin Testifies on U.S. Sanctions Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

On Wednesday June 8, Enough's Brad Brooks-Rubin, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, convening for a session on “U.S. Sanctions Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

On Wednesday June 8, Enough Project Policy Director, Brad Brooks-Rubin, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, convening for a session on “U.S. Sanctions Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

Read the blog on the testimony here and watch the video below. (Brooks-Rubin’s testimony begins just after the 53:17 mark)

A New Approach to Sudan

Enough Project's program explores how deploying a series of modernized sanctions tools can create the leverage necessary to achieve the broader diplomatic goal of a successful and comprehensive peace process.

The Enough Project's program, "A New Approach to Sudan," explored how deploying a series of modernized sanctions tools, including adopting elements of the playbook used in places like Iran, can both create the leverage necessary to achieve the broader diplomatic goal of a successful and comprehensive peace process, and also can mitigate the negative impacts of sanctions on the Sudanese people. The program was hosting on April 28, 2016.

Click here to read the blog about the event.

Watch the video of the event below.

South Sudan’s Prospects for Peace and Security

John Prendergast testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa's hearing on “South Sudan’s Prospects for Peace and Security.”

John Prendergast, Enough Project Founding Director, before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations' hearing on “South Sudan’s Prospects for Peace and Security,” given on April 27, 2016.

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Watch the video of the hearing below.

Money, War and the Business of Power in the Horn of Africa: Obstacles for Lasting Peace

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Enough's Brad Brooks-Rubin discusses factors undermining regional stability and sustainable peace across the Horn of Africa.

On January 28, 2016, Brad Brooks-Rubin, Policy Director, Enough Project joined fellow panelists Manal Taha, Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) and Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and Research Professor at the Fletcher School, Tufts University for a discussion on factors undermining regional stability and sustainable peace across the Horn of Africa. The panel, hosted by USIP, was moderated by Amb. Princeton Lyman.

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Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership

John Prendergast testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's hearing on “Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership.”

John Prendergast, Enough Project Founding Director, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's hearing on “Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership,” on December 10, 2015.

Click here to read the full testimony.

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South Sudan: Protracted War in the World's Youngest Nation

Enough Project's Akshaya Kumar joins a Google Hangout hosted by the Montreal Institute of Genocide Studies on the situation in South Sudan.

Courtesy: Montreal Institute of Genocide Studies. Streamed live on Aug 3, 2015.
 
In July 2011, with a 99.83% pro-vote, South Sudan became an independent state. After years of civil war and violence, many believed that the schisms that one divided “larger” Sudan might dissipate, allowing for the development of good governance, judicial accountability, and at least a modicum of prosperity. In 2013, however, as divisions emerged in the governing structure of the young country, the population seemed to become split on the basis of their loyalty to either the president, or his newly fired ex-deputy, and violence emerged once more. The subsequent conflict between South Sudan’s government forces—the SPLA—and the rebel SPLA-In Opposition (IO), has seen some of the most atrocious violations of human rights, especially in oil producing Unity State. A recent Human Rights Watch report documents several cases of rape, extra-judicial killings, torture, civilians-targeted attacks, and countless other war crimes and crimes against humanity. 143,000 students are currently enrolled in UNICEF emergency education programs. 2 millions individuals have been displaced. 4 millions are living in a state of food insecurity. The humanitarian crisis alone merits the attention of the international community, yet continues to fall in deaf ears. 

Panel:

  • Skye Wheeler is a researcher in Human Rights Watch’s Africa Division working on South Sudan and Sudan. 
  • Akshaya Kumar is the Sudan and South Sudan Policy Analyst for the Enough Project. 

 

 

Akshaya Kumar on Following the Money to End Conflict in Africa - The Street

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As President Obama journeys to Africa, one human rights group believes a new strategy is needed to stop deadly conflicts in the region - by going after the money funding the warfare. This week, the Enough Project launched its initiative called The Sentry.

As President Obama journeys to Africa, one human rights group believes a new strategy is needed to stop deadly conflicts in the region - by going after the money funding the warfare. This week, the Enough Project launched its initiative called The Sentry, which was co-founded by actor George Clooney. As Clooney explained, 'we want to follow the money and find out how mass atrocities are funded.' TheStreet spoke about The Sentry with Akshaya Kumar, a policy analyst at the Enough Project.

 

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