Raise Hope for Congo

Petna Ndaliko in Eastern Congo: "The Party Goes On"

On May 1, the Raise Hope for Congo campaign launched “I Am Congo,” a new video series highlighting voices from the ground. The series profiles five inspiring Congolese individuals—Fidel Bafilemba, Amani Matabaro, Denise Siwatula, Petna Ndaliko, and Dominique Bikaba—who are making a difference in their communities. Enough Said will be highlighting each video profile over the coming weeks.  Read More »

Already Wanted by ICC, Congo Warlord Ntaganda Continues to Use Child Soldiers

Bosco Ntaganda’s original arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court, or ICC, lists three war crimes charges all related to the use of child soldiers—enlistment, conscription, and use of children under the age of 15 in hostilities. The Office of the Prosecutor has recently requested for the ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber to add to these charges, yet it is clear that the use of child soldiers is a particular trademark of Ntaganda.  Read More »

'I Am Congo' State Department Screening

Jun 13 2012 2:30 pm
America/New York

 

The Enough Project's Raise Hope for Congo Campaign will host a screening of "I Am Congo" at the State Department.

Location:

State Department

Harry S. Truman Building

Loy Anderson Auditorium

2201 C Street, NW

Washington, DC

 

New Deadly FDLR Attacks as ICC Seeks Additional Arrest Warrants for Wanted Congolese War Criminals

The month-long mutiny orchestrated by Bosco Ntaganda has embroiled relatively peaceful areas of eastern Congo in conflict anew and, amid the uncertainty, reinvigorated some threats that previously seemed to be on the decline, most alarmingly spurring new attacks by the FDLR, as covered by Enough’s Congo research team yesterday. The rise in FDLR attacks and ongoing upheaval surrounding the Bosco mutiny makes news of new allegations of charges leveled by the International Criminal Court particularly judicious.  Read More »

Profits vs. People: House Subcommittee Debates Costs of 1502

As the saga of Dodd-Frank section 1502 drags on, last Thursday, May 10, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade held a hearing to debate the following questions: What are the costs for American businesses to start disclosing supply chain details for minerals sourced from Congo and its neighboring countries? How would this industry change affect people in eastern Congo? And, most importantly, what are the consequences for people in eastern Congo if the provisions are not implemented?  Read More »

Making the Most of the Capture of the LRA’s Caesar Acellam

The capture of Caesar Acellam, a high-ranking LRA commander, is a significant development in the effort to bring an end to the rebel group. His survival and safe capture should serve as a model for future encounters with LRA leaders and can be a real game changer provided that the U.S., Uganda, and other partners utilize this opportunity fully.  Read More »

Resurgence of FDLR Amid Army Rebellion in Eastern Congo

Bosco Ntaganda’s rebellion of ex-CNDP loyalists from the Congolese national army, or FARDC, has increased instability across the Kivus. One rebel group that is taking advantage of the security void left as the FARDC focuses on putting down the ex-CNDP rebellion is the notorious Rwandan Hutu-linked FDLR.  Read More »

Behind the Scenes with ‘I Am Congo’

On May 1, the Raise Hope for Congo campaign launched “I Am Congo,” a new video series highlighting voices from the ground. The series profiles five inspiring Congolese individuals—Fidel Bafilemba, Amani Matabaro, Denise Siwatula, Petna Ndaliko, and Dominique Bikaba—who are making a difference in their communities. Enough Said will be highlighting each video profile over the coming weeks.  Read More »

Youth in Eastern Congo: Buzz Makers and Establishment Shakers

This blog was written by Desiree Lwambo and is cross-posted from her WorldPulse blog. Desiree is a researcher and consultant based in Goma. She works with the EED/Civil Peace Service, a program supporting local peace building initiatives, and serves as a gender advisor to HEAL Africa.  Read More »

Ex-CNDP Loses Key Strongholds, but Voices Demands amid Ceasefire

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo -- The Congolese military, or FARDC, has kicked out ex-CNDP mutineers from various strongholds in Masisi territory—including Mushaki, Kitchanga, and Burungu—­after days of intense fighting last week. This exchange of power marks an important shift, as government forces have, for the first time since the creation of the CNDP rebel group in 2006, succeeded in pushing the CNDP out of some of its most important strongholds.  Read More »

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