Press Releases

  • Aug 26, 2015

    Activists and policymakers are celebrating the Portland City Council’s vote today to enact a policy to ensure that cellular devices and other key communication equipment purchased by the city are not connected to killing, child abductions, or sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Aug 26, 2015

    August 26, 2015 – In a statement published today, the Enough Project welcomed the signing by the President of South Sudan of a peace agreement to end the civil war that has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths since the conflict began in December 2013.

  • Aug 25, 2015

    August 25, 2015 – As U.S. Special Envoy Donald Booth visits Khartoum, the Enough Project published a statement today urging an enhanced policy of increased financial pressures on political elites in Sudan, in order to end ongoing armed conflict and suffering, address corruption, and pave the way for a credible national dialogue. The statement also lauded Ambassador Booth’s willingness to meet with civil society organizations while in Sudan, which demonstrates U.S. support of their important work in an increasingly constrained political environment.

  • Jul 23, 2015

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  • Jul 23, 2015

    July 23, 2015 -- In advance of President Obama’s arrival this Friday in Nairobi and the start of an historic set of diplomatic meetings and events in East Africa, the Enough Project today published a policy brief addressing one of the region’s most urgent crises, the civil war in South Sudan. "Creating a Cost for Those Destroying South Sudan" by the Enough Project’s Founding Director John Prendergast and Policy Analyst Akshaya Kumar, offers analysis and recommendations to tackle the connection between grand corruption and the financing of an escalating armed conflict.

  • Jul 22, 2015

    July 22, 2015 -- In advance of President Obama’s historic trip tomorrow to Kenya and Ethiopia, a report published today by the Enough Project analyzes the president’s policy legacy in key conflict-affected areas in Africa.

  • Jul 10, 2015

    July 10, 2015 (Washington DC) – Making a case for targeted sanctions enforcement, stolen asset recovery efforts, and accountability for economic crimes, the Enough Project’s Akshaya Kumar testified this morning at the U.S. House of Representatives Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission's hearing on “The Current Human Rights Situation in South Sudan.”

  • Jul 8, 2015

    July 8, 2015 – South Sudan marks the fourth anniversary of its independence this Thursday, July 9th. The world’s newest nation is locked in a devastating civil war that has displaced 2 million people and left almost half the population without enough food to eat. In conflict-affected areas, UN and relief agencies report burned villages, killings, rape, abductions, and targeted attacks on civilians, including on women and children.

  • Jul 6, 2015

    July 6, 2015 (Washington, DC) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced former U.S. Representative Tom Perriello (D-VA), as the new U.S. special envoy for Africa's Great Lakes region and to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Jun 10, 2015

    June 10, 2015 --- Entangled and competing regional interests are undermining efforts to end the civil war in South Sudan, according to a report published today by the Enough Project. “Neighborhood Watch: Mobilizing Regional Action for Peace in South Sudan” is the first in a new “Political Economy of African Wars” series, launched by Enough’s founding director John Prendergast. The series will feature in-depth, field research-driven reports on dynamics of power and profit fueling armed conflicts in the Horn, East and Central Africa.

  • May 21, 2015

    May 21, 2015 - Student activists are celebrating the announcement from Brandeis University of a new policy to ensure computers and other electronic equipment they purchase are not connected to killing, child abductions, and sexual violence in the mining sector of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Apr 30, 2015

    April 30, 2015 – A trade in illegally mined and smuggled “conflict gold” is fueling both high-level military corruption and violent rebel groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a new report by the Enough Project. 

  • Mar 19, 2015

    March 19, 2015 --- Today, judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) made an historic recommendation to start the war crimes trial of Bosco Ntaganda in the Democratic Republic of Congo. If approved, this would be the first ICC trial to start outside the court’s headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands.

  • Mar 4, 2015

    March 4, 2015 --- Gold coming from Sudan is conflict-affected, high-risk, and helping to destabilize the country’s main conflict-zones of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, according to a new report published today by the Enough Project.

  • Jan 22, 2015

    Le 22 janvier 2015 – Depuis l’Etat islamique d’Irak et du Levant (ISIL : Islamic State of Irak and the Levant) de l’Armée de Résistance du Seigneur (LRA : Lord’s Resistance Army) jusqu'à Al-Shabaab, de violent groupes armés engendrent des centaines de millions de dollars et financent leurs activités par le biais du commerce illicite des minéraux, met en garde un nouveau rapport de l'ONG américaine Enough Project. « Le Grand Vol à l’Echelle Mondiale (Grand Theft Global) : Poursuivre en justice le crime de guerre du pillage des ressources naturelles en République Démocratique du Congo », montre en détails comment traduire en justice les commandants, les caïds de trafic illégal et les intermédiaires transnationaux pour le crime de guerre du pillage (« vol en temps de guerre ») et pourrait ouvrir de nouveaux horizons afin de mettre fin à la violence la pire au monde axée sur les ressources.