Human Rights

The Rise and Fall of M23

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, marked the one year anniversary of the M23 movement’s siege on the city of Goma. The M23 rebel group grew out of disputes regarding the March 23, 2009, peace agreement between the Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC, and the National Congress for the Defense of the People, or CNDP. Check out the timeline documenting the M23 rebel group's rise and fall.  Read More »

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#FF: Sudanese on Social Media

A new tide is rising in Sudan. Breaking down geographic barriers, Sudanese groups and individuals are using social media to share their struggles, culture, and stories.   Read More »

Sudanese Stand Behind Amira Osman Hamed

Sudanese are coming together to challenge Public Order Laws and stand behind Amira Osman Hamed. Ms. Osman Hamed, an engineer by training, has been charged with “dressing indecently or immorally,” for refusing to cover her hair.  Read More »

Politico Op-ed: Aaron Rodgers raises hope for Congo

On a cold Monday night, thousands of screaming students and activists are gathered for a rally for Congo.   Read More »

Report: Coming Clean: A Proposal for Getting Conflict Minerals Back on Track

Although substantial progress has been made in supply chain reform and demilitarizing mines in the DRC, gaps in the mineral certification process threaten to undermine these advances, a new Enough Project report argues.   Read More »

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. 

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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 »

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