Press Releases

  • Dec 17, 2015

    From high schools and college campuses to cities and states, the “Conflict-Free” movement continued to expand this year. Spurred by the activism of a high school student, the latest resolution by a Wisconsin school district adds another victory in an international campaign working to ensure that laptops, cell phones, and other popular consumer products are not connected to killing, child abductions, or sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

  • Dec 17, 2015

    The Enough Project, an atrocity prevention policy group, announced its transition to a new non-profit fiscal sponsor, moving from the Center of American Progress (CAP) to New Venture Fund (NVF). The Enough Project headquarters in Washington DC, with analysts and researchers based in the Horn, Central and East Africa.

  • Dec 15, 2015

    Today, on the two-year anniversary of the start of South Sudan’s civil war, a new report by the Enough Project exposes the political and financial interests that continue to pose the most significant threat to peace. DEADLY ENTERPRISE: Dismantling South Sudan's War Economy and Countering Potential Spoilers, argues that networks of political and business elites have profited from the war must be effectively targeted and dismantled in order to save South Sudan’s imperiled peace deal.

  • Dec 2, 2015

    A new report published today details how the governing regime in Sudan is structured to extract the nation’s wealth in order to maintain power, benefit elites, and sustain violent and repressive campaigns against its citizenry. Published by the Enough Project in its “Forum” series, “Kleptocracy in Khartoum: Self-Enrichment by the National Islamic Front/National Congress Party,” is authored by Professor Eric Reeves of Smith College, a Senior Fellow at the Enough Project.

  • Nov 10, 2015

    In a statement published today, the Enough Project presents analysis and key recommendations in response to the long-delayed African Union Commission of Inquiry (AU COI) report on the crisis in South Sudan. The “Final Report of the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan,” points to corruption and the unequal distribution of the proceeds of natural resources as major factors sparking and fueling atrocities and armed violence in South Sudan. 

  • Oct 29, 2015

    In a statement released today, the Enough Project urged the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to review a “damaging” recent court decision which challenges the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Conflict Minerals Rule mandated by Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.

  • Oct 26, 2015

    Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is part of an onslaught of poaching in central Africa, and continues to pose a threat to local populations, across a swathe of central and east Africa, according to a new field-researched report by the Enough Project. In the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Garamba National Park, the report details LRA hunting groups and Sudanese and South Sudanese poachers are now in “an open war” against park rangers. On Friday, President Obama reauthorized the U.S. support mission to the African Union Regional Task Force to counter the LRA for an additional year.

  • Oct 23, 2015

    President Obama has re-authorized U.S. support for the African Union-led counter-LRA mission, Operation Observant Compass, for one additional year starting now. 

  • Sep 30, 2015

    September 30, 2015 (Washington DC) – The Enough Project’s Sasha Lezhnev testified to Congress today on the current state of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), and urged continuing U.S. support for efforts to end the group’s nearly three decades-long reign of atrocities.

  • Sep 30, 2015

    The Enough Project highlighted today the significance of a looming deadline this Friday, October 2, for appeal of a court ruling on U.S. corporate “conflict minerals” reporting. On the heels of a disappointing decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals affirming that one part of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) requirement is unconstitutional, the SEC and other parties can petition for a review. Conflict minerals experts at the Enough Project are available to media for comment and interviews.

  • Sep 24, 2015

    In a letter to the African Union (AU) chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the Enough Project joined with 37 South Sudanese and international organizations, urging that the meeting should be used to support the establishment of an AU commission-created hybrid court for South Sudan.

  • Sep 22, 2015

    The Enough Project has published a media briefing, “Progress and Challenges on Conflict Minerals: Facts on Dodd-Frank 1502,” as a resource for journalists covering issues related to conflict minerals. Enough experts based in the United States and in Central Africa are also available for backgrounders, commentary, and on-air interviews.

  • Sep 15, 2015

    Enough Project, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty urge Security Council to impose new targeted sanctions

  • Sep 2, 2015

    September 2, 2015 – As the war crimes trial of Bosco Ntaganda opens today at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Enough Project highlights the significance of this case in its potential to bring historic accountability for war crimes allegedly committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  

  • 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.