Human Rights

Enough 101: Crisis in the Central African Republic: What You Need to Know Now

This week's post in the series Enough 101 offers an overview of the Central African Republic, and contextualizes current events in the state.  Read More »

Coming Clean: A Proposal for Getting Conflict Minerals Certification on Track

Tremendous strides have been made in recent years to cut the conflict minerals trade in eastern Congo. In the past four years, governments, nonprofits, and private sector actors in Africa, the U.S., and Europe have built regulatory frameworks and stimulated the global market for responsibly sourced minerals. This report explores how to get the certification process on track in order to bring peace, security, and regional economic growth to the region. 

Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

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A weekly roundup of must-read stories, posted every Friday. 

 

The M23 Rebellion is Over

A Congolese army soldier responds to cheers from civilians in eastern Congo.

The M23 rebel group announced on November 5 that it will disarm and  “pursue by purely political means the search for solutions” to the root causes of the conflict.   Read More »

Enough Project Statements on M23 Surrender

Date: 
Nov 5, 2013

ENOUGH PROJECT MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2013

Contact: Carine Umuhumuza, cumuhumuza@enoughproject.org, 202-478-5314

GOMA, DR CONGO, AND WASHINGTON, DC – The M23 rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has agreed to end its insurgency says M23 leader Bertrand Bisimwa in a statement released today.

Fighting between the rebel group and Congo's army has displaced more than 800,000 people since M23 took over the eastern provinces in 2012.

Enough Project Senior Policy Analyst Sasha Lezhnev said:

"The end of M23 rebellion is cause for joy in eastern Congo. But until there is a peace process that deals with the refugee, economic, and security issues between Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, instability in the region will continue. US and UN envoys Russ Feingold and Mary Robinson should partner with the African Union to help organize these negotiations and ensure that they are inclusive of Congo's civil society."

Enough Project Co-Founder John Prendergast said:

"The demise of the M23 shows what is possible when the international community unites around a specific objective and deploys the diplomatic and military assets necessary to succeed.  Deeper issues driving violence in Congo remain, so it is imperative that current momentum leads into broader regional negotiations aimed at improving relations, particularly between Rwanda and Congo, as well as a more credible internal political process aimed at improved governance and army reform."

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The Enough Project is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on the crises in Sudan, South Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Enough conducts intensive field research, develops practical policies to address these crises, and shares sensible tools to empower citizens and groups working for change. To learn more about Enough, go to www.enoughproject.org.

 

WILD Magazine Feature: "Champions of Peace"

John Prendergast

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 »

Dreams Deferred in Abyei: The Road to Referendum

Last week, the Ngok Dinka community of the contested Abyei region that lies between Sudan and South Sudan announced the results of a historic unilateral referendum. Over 99 percent of Ngok Dinka voted in an expression of collective will to transfer Abyei from Sudan’s sovereignty to South Sudan.   Read More »

Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

A weekly roundup of must-read stories, posted every Friday (and sometimes Sundays).   Read More »

"Don't forget Darfur."

I am currently in Kou Kou Angarana, Chad which is less than 30 miles from the Chad-Sudan border. I’ve been in this area for almost two weeks visiting Djabal and Goz Amer refugee camps for the Enough Project’s Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program, or DDT and have just a few days remaining in my trip.  Read More »

Report: What Happens to a Dream Deferred? The Case for Immediate African Union Action on Abyei

The fate of the contested Abyei region that lies between Sudan and South Sudan is one of the most important issues left unresolved since South Sudan became an independent state in 2011.   Read More »

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