U.S. Policy

U.S. Cuts Funds to Rwanda Over Support to Congo’s M23 Rebellion

Over the weekend the U.S. State Department announced it was suspending $200,000 worth of Foreign Military Financing, or FMF, normally allocated to support a military academy in Rwanda. The suspension of aid is the first punitive action taken against Kigali since the allegations of support to the M23 rebellion in Congo surfaced in late June.  Read More »

Madeleine Albright: “We Have a Stake in What’s Happening in Other Countries”

In an interview with Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who currently serves as a professor of international relations at Georgetown University, describes her Enough Moment and what sustains her work on human rights issues.  Read More »

Speak Up to End the LRA

 

In efforts to address issues of regional cooperation and leadership in the fight against the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Ed Royce (R-CA ) drafted a letter calling on President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to meet with presidents from each LRA-affected country during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly in September. The letter is currently circulating amongst Congressional offices for further endorsements. In this post that originally appeared on the Resolve blog, Resolve Co-founder and CEO Michael Poffenberger describes how activists can speak up in support of the letter, and use their voices to help end the LRA.  Read More »

Faith Amid the Rising Conflict in Eastern Congo

Faith, for many in eastern Congo, is a source of hope in an environment where optimism is often in short supply. Many Congolese consider faith communities to be among the few trusted institutions in a society (and a government) rife with corruption.  Read More »

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Hosts Africa Show, Enough's Mark Quarterman Featured

Melissa Harris-Perry, host of her own popular weekend morning news and politics show on MSNBC, gave special emphasis in last Sunday’s program to stories linked to Africa. The topics ranged from the ongoing fighting along the Sudan-South Sudan border, the global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, and the complicated relationship between Africa and the Americas. Enough Project Research Director Mark Quarterman was on hand in the studio to offer commentary for the latter two discussions  Read More »

Joseph Kony: Always One Step Ahead

In this op-ed that originally appeared on Global Post and on CNN’s Global Public Square blog, we write about how the current efforts to track Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony are falling short and what needs to be done to end the LRA.  Read More »

Sudanese Experts, U.N. Special Advisor on Genocide Join Enough Project for South Sudan Anniversary Event

In a room packed with more than 150 people, the Enough Project hosted a panel discussion on July 16 about the interconnected challenges facing Sudan and South Sudan since South Sudan’s first anniversary of independence. The panelists addressed the ongoing North-South negotiation process and the recent wave of anti-regime protests sweeping though Sudan, emphasizing their effect on security in the region and the potential for regime change.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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

#SudanRevolts: Crackdown in Sudan Leaves Over 2,000 Activists Detained, but Protests Continue

Over 2,000 activists have been detained since protests began in Khartoum on June 16, the activist group Girifna reported, prompting mounting international criticism and spurring more solidarity from Sudanese opposition groups.  Read More »

U.N. Strategy to End the LRA Highlights Obstacles, Requires U.S. Support

The United Nations has developed a strategy for addressing the crisis created by the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, that highlights the obstacles constraining ongoing efforts and details five areas of strategic support. The strategy, endorsed by the U.N. Security Council, follows two weeks after the release of the secretary-general’s report on the LRA warning that current efforts are under-resourced and lack regional cooperation.  Read More »

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