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Striking Gold: How M23 and its Allies are Infiltrating Congo's Gold Trade

The M23 rebel group has taken over a profitable part of the conflict gold trade in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, argues a new Enough Project report.

Think Progress: Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Joins Campaign To Raise Awareness About Technology And Congo

Aaron Rodgers (ThinkProgress)

On homecoming week here at the University of Wisconsin, a local football star had campus celebrating.   Read More »

The Internet as a 'Miracle Solution' for Congo

Mary Robinson with Neema Namadamu (Maman Shujaa)

According to a new report by Freedom House, only 1.7 percent of Congolese accessed the Internet in 2012.   Read More »

John Prendergast to Speak at Dartmouth: Make a Difference! 10 Ways to Change the World

Oct 8 2013 4:30 pm
America/New York

John Prendergast

WHEN: Tuesday, October 08 2013, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

WHERE: Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

CONTACT : Dickey Center, 646-2023

The Dickey Center welcomes John Prendergast to Dartmouth. 

Prendergast is a human rights activist and best-selling author who has worked for peace in Africa for over 25 years. He is the co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity affiliated with the Center for American Progress. Prendergast has worked for the Clinton White House, the State Department, two members of Congress, the National Intelligence Council, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. 

For more info, contact: sharon.m.tribou-st.martin@dartmouth.edu

Free and open to the public.

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#UNMatters: U.S. State Department Google Hangout on US-UN Relations Recap

On Wednesday, September 18, the U.S.Department of State hosted a Google+ Hangout, The U.S. and the United Nations: The Case for Multilateralism.  Read More »

Beyond Kampala: Creating a Legitimate Peace Process for Eastern Congo

This dispatch is based on research and interviews conducted by the author in Kampala, Uganda between September 11–18, 2013 at the site of Kampala Peace Talks between the Government of Congo and the M23. It is part of an ongoing Enough Project series on issues related to the peace process in Congo and the Great Lakes region.

National Geographic on Conflict Minerals: Opportunity to Grow the Clean Minerals Trade in Congo

A child is put to work at a militia-run mine in Watsa | Marcus Bleasdale

The latest issue of National Geographic magazine, the 125th Anniversary Collector’s Edition “Photography Issue,” explores the role conflict minerals play in the violence in eastern Congo.  Read More »

John Prendergast to Participate in State Department Google+ Hangout about the U.S. and United Nations

Sep 18 2013 1:00 pm
America/New York

The U.S. and the United Nations: The Case for Multilateralism

 

The U.S. Department of State hosts a Google+ Hangout on the relationship between the United States and the United Nation (UN) and why youth, in particular, should care about multilateralism.

 

Participating in the hangout will be:  

Dean Pittman - Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs

John Prendergast- Co-Founder, Enough Project, Center for American Progress

Mark Leon Goldberg- Reporter, UN Dispatch

Tiffany Taylor- U.S. Youth Observer

Join the conversation by posting your questions on Google+ and Twitter using #UNMatters.

http://goo.gl/1wilaj

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U.N. Peace Day 2013: Peace for the DR Congo

Mac McKinney

I really didn’t know much about Congo until I met a journalist who had been there and told me about the ongoing conflicts in Congo.  Read More »

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