U.S. Policy

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 »

Microsoft, General Electric, and Motorola Solutions Break from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Conflict Minerals

Throughout the month of June, three major companies broke ranks from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, announcing that they do not support its stance against Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. These announcements came at the heels of an extensive grassroots advocacy campaign, with Raise Hope for Congo and Global Witness activists urging companies to step up for 1502. Such outspokenness from industry leaders comes as a huge success to the conflict minerals movement, and more companies should follow suit.  Read More »

Who Said What? A Guide to Understanding the Latest U.N. Report on Congo

Well before the United Nations Group of Experts released its interim report on the current situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on June 21, it had created a massive stir. Details of the investigation had been leaked, revealing that evidence had been found linking the Rwandan government to the infamous March 23 Movement, or M23.  Read More »

Congressman Payne Remembered at Capitol Hill Event

When Darfuri human rights activist Abdalmageed Haroun was jailed and being tortured in Sudan several years ago, it was the late Congressman Donald Payne who was instrumental in helping secure Haroun’s release. Haroun was among a group of former colleagues, friends, and beneficiaries of Payne’s social justice-minded work who gathered last week to pay tribute to the longtime congressman, who passed away in March. The event took place on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 19, the day before World Refugee Day.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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

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