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.
Conflict minerals from eastern Congo, found in our cell phones, computers and jewelry, are mined in conditions of armed violence and human rights abuse. Mining in Africa doesn't have to be this way. Dialogue and engagement between consumers, miners and civil society leaders in Africa is needed to find real, sustainable solutions. Read More »
Two years since a U.S. law put the spotlight on the issue of conflict minerals from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which American electronics companies are making strides to clean up their supply chains and which are lagging behind—or doing nothing at all? Read More »
Today, the Enough Project released its latest policy brief that discusses the implications of the government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N, signing separate memoranda of understanding, or MOUs, with the Tripartite Partners—comprised of the U.N., African Union, and League of Arab States. Read More »
Recently, the government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N, signed separate memoranda of understanding, or MOUs, with the so-called “Tripartite Partners” comprised of the United Nations, the African Union, and the League of Arab States. While challenges remain, the MOUs are a positive step forward in securing unfettered access for international humanitarian aid organizations to conflict-affected populations in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.
After all the global attention heaped on Joseph Kony, the LRA warlord wreaking havoc throughout a handful of central African countries, it turns out that the existing plan for bringing him to justice isn't going to work. Read More »
Building on recent momentum in Congress to address the limitations of the U.S. military effort to capture key members of the Lord’s Resistance Army and end the group’s long history of atrocities, the Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution last week, S.Res. 402, condemning the crimes against humanity and mass atrocities being committed by Joseph Kony and the LRA. Read More »
Though Enough’s work focuses on ending and preventing mass atrocities, it is important not to lose sight of the inspiring news coming out of the conflict areas we follow. Despite extensive domestic conflict, athletes from Sudan and South Sudan are competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Read More »
Over the past 18 months, companies and governments have taken significant steps toward cleaning up supply chains that are sourcing minerals from eastern Congo. A new investigative Enough Project report released today assesses the Dodd-Frank Act’s impact on the conflict minerals trade in eastern Congo thus far. Read More »