Media Interviews and Questions
May 23, 2012
The International Contact Group on the Great Lakes of Africa meeting in The Hague is an opportunity to address political, diplomatic, security and development issues in Congo, the Enough Project said in a new report. The body, consisting of the United States, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the European Union, and the United Nations, will likely focus the meeting on security reform and civilian protection in eastern Congo, the continued irregularities in the Congolese political process, continued reform in the conflict minerals sector, and armed groups and regional dynamics.
May 10, 2012
WASHINGTON – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) needs to issue regulations to tackle the trade in minerals fuelling conflict and human rights abuses in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a group of non-profits, investors and companies said today. A provision directing the SEC to publish rules on conflict minerals by April 2011 was passed as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
May 9, 2012
WASHINGTON – Congo should heed growing international pressure and arrest wanted war criminal Bosco Ntaganda, the Enough Project said in a new paper. The U.S. government and other donor nations should support and pressure Congo to arrest Ntaganda and other senior commanders, according to the paper.
May 3, 2012
The United States should provide urgent diplomatic leadership to support the government of the DRC to arrest Ntaganda, a coalition of human rights organizations including the Enough Project said in a letter to Secretary of State Clinton.
Satellites Show Buildup of Sudanese Military Strike Aircraft in Range of South Sudan and Evidence of Reported Looting in HegligApr 23, 2012
The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has published new imagery confirming that the Government of Sudan has dramatically increased the number of military strike aircraft at two airbases and that many are in range to fly deep into South Sudan. SSP has also documented, through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery, craters consistent with reports that Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) aerially bombarded an apparent civilian area near a strategic bridge in Bentiu, the capital of Unity State, South Sudan.
Apr 23, 2012
Following President Obama’s rollout of the Atrocities Prevention Board on Monday, the Enough Project released this statement:
"This is a positive step that harnesses the broad resources of the government to make the phrase ‘never again’ more than a slogan. It recognizes that addressing mass atrocities such as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity requires the attention of all of the relevant parts of the U.S. government as well as multilateral action. The centerpiece, the Atrocities Prevention Board, will bring together senior officials from across the government – with expertise in diplomacy, humanitarian affairs, national security, intelligence, and economics – on at least a monthly basis and make them accountable for their actions. The Board must be empowered to fulfill the important task set out for it and it will ultimately be judged by its performance in effectively addressing mass atrocities. The Enough Project will work with the Board and other parts of the Administration, as well as Congress, to support U.S. efforts to protect civilians from mass atrocities and to hold the perpetrators of these crimes accountable."
Satellites Reveal Destruction of Key Pipeline Infrastructure in Disputed Heglig Oil Field Between the SudansApr 22, 2012
The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has published new imagery indicating that as Sudan and South Sudan clashed over an oil field near the disputed border town of Heglig, a key part of the pipeline infrastructure was destroyed. The damage appears to be so severe, and in such a critical part of the oil infrastructure, that it would likely stop oil flow in the area, according to SSP.
Apr 20, 2012
The Enough Project filed a petition today against the Republic of Sudan seeking to bring attention to the widespread human rights abuses that the Sudanese government is perpetrating against its own people in the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile.
Military Reform Urgently Needed in DRC: Report Urges International Community to Stop Squandering Billions in AidApr 16, 2012
WASHINGTON – The international community and Congolese government must urgently agree upon a new deal to reform the Congolese military, according to a new report by 13 leading international and Congolese civil society groups. The report argues that the lack of political will to reform the security sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) risks not only billions of dollars of international aid but also the very stability of the country.
Apr 13, 2012
Bosco Ntaganda, the Congolese warlord wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes, lived for years in a comfortable villa in Goma, rubbing elbows with humanitarian workers, Congolese security officials, and in plain view of United Nations peacekeeping mission. Despite his war criminal status, he has remained able to consolidate power and move freely throughout the region with total impunity while amassing a fortune from exploitation of the region’s illicit minerals trade according to a new Enough Project fact sheet that sheds light on the recently defected former general.
#KonyMeloni: Enough Project, Funny or Die Co-Produce LRA Video, 'Kony Hunter with Christopher Meloni'Mar 29, 2012
The Enough Project, a human rights organization, has collaborated with comedy video website Funny or Die on a video calling for solutions to Central Africa's Lord's Resistance Army conflict. The satirical, three-minute video features former NBC Law & Order: SVU co-star Christopher Meloni, who has recently joined the HBO series True Blood. It co-stars Amir Arison.
Mar 19, 2012
South Sudan’s recent decision to shut down oil production has serious economic and political consequences for the world’s newest nation, according to a new Enough Project report.
The report, What Could the Oil Shutdown Mean for South Sudan?, identifies possible effects of the oil shutdown, including increased food insecurity, reductions in government-funded development projects, layoffs or salary cuts for government employees, and escalated tensions with Sudan.
George Clooney, Members of Congress, Human Rights and Faith Leaders Arrested Protesting at Sudanese EmbassyMar 16, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
George Clooney witnessed indiscriminate bombing of civilians in the conflict-torn state of South Kordofan, Sudan during a trip last week with Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast. A four-minute Enough Project video released today, written and directed by Clooney, documents an aerial attack in the Nuba Mountains and spotlights the urgency for action to stop the targeting of civilians in Sudan.