The widespread nature of violence in eastern Congo today is often described as being the result of a security vacuum: The attention of the Congolese army and the U.N. peacekeepers is focused on M23, leaving other parts of the volatile region vulnerable to local armed groups. This is surely part of the story. But there is also reason to believe that these local militias are receiving backing from outside actors. Read More »
“Just last week I received a young boy who escaped [from the Lord’s Resistance Army] in Congo. He told me that he feared what would happen... now that there was no amnesty and no one to reintroduce him into the community. The only thing I could do was to give him my business card and tell him to call me in case of any problems," recounted civil servant with Uganda’s Amnesty Commission. The findings of the Enough Project's research on the impact of the Ugandan government’s decision to dismantle its Amnesty Law are published today in a new report, “The End of Amnesty in Uganda: Implications for LRA Defections.” Read More »
Today, the Enough Project released its latest issue brief and map illustrating access that troops pursuing the Lord’s Resistance Army have in the region. The publication details the issue of LRA safe havens in Congo, the Central African Republic, and Sudan and offers solutions for battling this continuing problem. Read More »
A new situation report released today by the Satellite Sentinel Project shows Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, aircraft at El Obeid airfield in Sudan's North Kordofan state -- within striking range of the Nuba Mountains and a refugee camp across the border in South Sudan. Read More »
The U.S. government recently announced that it will lobby international donors to pledge financial support for Sudan. The release of any funds that these efforts yield should, however, be condition so as to incentivize the government of Sudan to cease ongoing human rights abuses. Read More »
In early August 2012, the governments of Sudan and South Sudan concluded an agreement on oil and related financial transfers. Among other things, the agreement provides for South Sudan to transfer to Sudan, over a period of approximately three years, $3.028 billion. This cash transfer is in addition to the payment of identified fees for the use of pipelines and other oil infrastructure located in Sudan.