International Institutions

M23’s Wider Influence: Mobilizing Militias, Stirring Ethnic Conflict

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 »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

New Enough Policy Brief: Making Sense of the SEC Conflict Minerals Regulation

On August 22, 2012, following several delays, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, voted to adopt regulations regarding conflict minerals, as required by Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In a new policy brief, the Enough Project summarizes the SEC’s reporting requirements for companies and outlines key implications for the advocacy community.  Read More »

LRA Dispatch: The End of Amnesty in Uganda and Implications for Rebel Defections

“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 »

Enough 101: What is the M23 Movement in Eastern Congo?

This week's post in the series Enough 101 offers an overview of the Congolese rebel group M23.  Read More »

New Enough Issue Brief Highlights the Problem of Access in the Hunt for the LRA

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 »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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Situation Report Sudan: Aircraft at El Obeid Airfield

El Obeid Airbase, North Kordofan, Sudan

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 »

Enough Policy Brief: The Case for Conditioning International Financial Support to Sudan

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 »

The Case for Conditioning International Financial Support to Sudan

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.

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