U.S. Policy

#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 »

U.S. Envoy Visits Africa’s Great Lakes Amid Controversy Over Rwandan Support to Rebels in Congo

Amid new evidence of Rwandan support for the rebellion across the border in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Rutshuru territory, revealed by the United Nations Group of Experts, U.S. Special Advisor to the Great Lakes Barrie Walkley visited the region.  Read More »

Voices of Sudan Gathers Advocates on Capitol Hill for Independence Day Event

Monday marked the one-year anniversary of South Sudanese independence. To commemorate the day, Voices for Sudan held a press conference and invited three Sudan-watchers, including Enough Project Sudan Policy Analyst Jenn Christian, to comment on the current state of South Sudan and Sudan. The other speakers included Faith McDonnell, the director of religious liberty programs at the Institute on Religion and Democracy and Shaza Bala Elmahdi, a student activist with Girifna.  Read More »

U.S. State Department Hosts Special Screening of ‘I Am Congo’ Video Series

Wendy Crompton is a law student and intern at the U.S. State Department, where she recently attended a screening of the video series "I Am Congo,” produced by the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo campaign. In this guest blog post she writes about the impact the stories featured in the video had on her work.  Read More »

South Sudan’s Independence: Taking Stock One Year Later

A day after South Sudan marked its first birthday, this week’s post in the series Enough 101 offers an overview of the challenges the new country faces.  Read More »

M23 Seizes Control Over Key Transit Towns along Congo Border

Over the past week, the M23 rebels have made major advances on strategic border towns in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since their rebellion from the Congolese army over three months ago, the M23 movement has grown considerably in manpower and occupied territory.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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

Enough Commends U.S. State Department for Statement on Rwanda, Further Action Needed

In a press statement released over the weekend, the U.S. State Department expressed deep concern over the findings of the most recent investigation conducted by the U.N. Group of Experts for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or the Group. State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland acknowledged the severity of allegations in the report directly linking the Rwandan government to the sponsorship of rebel groups in eastern Congo, most notably the M23, and the exploitation of child soldiers.  Read More »

A Win for Activism: SEC Finally Sets Date to Vote on Dodd-Frank Section 1502

After a one year delay,  the Securities and Exchanges Commission, or SEC, announced yesterday, June 3, that it will meet on August 22 to finally vote on the adoption of conflict minerals regulations required by Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act.  Read More »

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