WILD magazine recently published an article, “Champions of Peace”, highlighting Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast and the scope of work that Enough does against genocide, mass atrocities, and crimes against humanity. Read More »
This activist brief provides details and talking points on the illicit conflict gold trade and the M23 rebel group's involvement. It explains how M23 and its allies took over took over a profitable part of the conflict gold trade in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Last year, I met Chelsea Strelser when I attended my first meeting for William & Mary’s STAND chapter. Fresh off a summer internship with the Enough Project, I was excited to begin combating mass atrocities and genocide across the globe. Read More »
U.N. Special Envoy Mary Robinson told the New York Times that she always listens to taxi drivers. The Enough Project took to the streets of Goma in eastern Congo and asked motorcycle taxi drivers, activists, and civilians for their message to her about the peace process. The success of the peace process depends on the inclusion of Congolese civil society voices such as those represented in this video.
BACKGROUND: The war in eastern Congo that began in the early 1990s and continues to this day has resulted in approximately 5.4 million deaths since 1996 (IRC). Former Irish President Mary Robinson, now UN Special Envoy to Africa's Great Lakes Region, is charged with helping push Congo's peace process forward.
A new Enough Project field report analyzes the strength levels of two key rebel groups in eastern Congo and recommends political and security strategies for U.N. and U.S. leaders to pursue with the Congolese and Rwandan governments as part of a comprehensive peace process. Read More »
The Atma Foundation, a partner organization of the Enough Project, has launched a new initiative to build relationships and connections among American and Congolese women called Atma Letters. Read More »
Warped and exploitative regional relationships have been one of the most critical factors in Congo becoming the site of the deadliest war in the world over the past two decades. Several of Congo’s neighbors have been deeply involved in the war, and the Congolese government’s deep corruption and bad governance have created conditions in which the army and a host of militias have operated with impunity and destabilized eastern Congo. The Congo-Rwanda relationship, however, has been at the heart of the decade-and-ahalf-long war in Congo and is thus the focus of this report.
By Sasha Lezhnev and John Prendergast | Oct 16, 2013
On October 7, Green Bay Packers Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers partnered with the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo for a rally attended by thousands of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At the event, sponsored by the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative, Rodgers was joined by actress Emmanuelle Chriqui, Congolese Packers teammate Andy Mulumba, and student leaders on stage to raise awareness about the conflict in Congo, and to tell Madison students what they could do to stop key drivers of the conflict. Read More »
Gold remains an important conflict mineral in eastern Congo, with approximately 12 tons worth roughly $500 million smuggled out of the country every year. A new report by the Enough Project, “Striking Gold: How M23 and its Allies are Infiltrating Congo’s Gold Trade,” documents Makenga’s current role in M23’s networks in the gold trade and puts forth policy recommendations for addressing these illicit backchannels. Read More »