Enough Team, Oct 1, 2014
South Sudan achieved independence from Sudan in 2011, marking a major milestone and promising to bring with it peace, prosperity, equality, and development. However, in December 2013, a political power struggle unleashed a new and brutal armed conflict that continues today and civilians are paying the highest price.
Justine Fleischner, Sep 24, 2014
South Sudan's civil war, which has exacted a terrible toll on its civilian population, has its origins in a power struggle between factions aligned with President Salva Kiir and those who have joined former Vice President Riek Machar. Despite repeated pledges to put down their weapons, both sides have demonstrated a clear commitment to a military “solution” instead of a negotiated settlement. The country’s competing privileged elites are sacrificing their own peoples’ lives to secure the political and economic benefits—including massive state-corroding corruption—derived from control of the state. In his opening remarks at the latest round of peace talks underway in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, chief negotiator Seyoum Mesfin told the parties, “If you are committed to peace, you will not find it through the barrel of the gun, but around this table.”
Eric Reeves, Sep 17, 2014
This in-depth report by Dr. Eric Reeves launches two Enough initiatives: an Enough Forum where expert commentary will be solicited on key issues related to the Horn, East and Central Africa; and a series of reports and investigations into the economic roots of conflict and crisis in Sudan and South Sudan.
Dr. Reeves’ report scratches beneath the surface of IMF and World Bank reports on the Sudanese economy, revealing a foundation eaten away by the twin termites of corruption and excessive security spending.
Kasper Agger, Jacinth Planer, and Holly Dranginis , Sep 15, 2014
Four Issues to Target Now in the CAR Peace Process
A new Enough Project report discusses the challenges the transitional government and its international supporters face in their efforts to secure peace in the Central African Republic. The report identifies four key areas in which sustained international support and action are essential for progressing peace in CAR: planning for elections scheduled for next year; accountability for the perpetrators of atrocities; the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of armed combatants; and local reconciliation initiatives.
The Enough Team, Aug 19, 2014
In late 2013, the Enough Project began efforts to create a leaderboard of jewelry retailers that are taking action to combat the conflict gold trade. The interim leaderboard published here is one element of a broader campaign to engage jewelers, encourage companies to exercise supply chain due diligence, and educate the public with a positive narrative, highlighting industry efforts to help solve the problem of conflict gold.
Aug 11, 2014
The Enough Project and five partner organizations have sent letters to the 15 UN Security Council Ambassadors, calling on the Council to make further changes to the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) to ensure that it has the focus, resources, capacity, and will to deliver and report on its core mandate of protecting civilians.
Holly Dranginis, Jul 31, 2014
Is There a Win-Win Formula for Investing Responsibly in Congo’s Minerals Sector?
Omer Ismail, Jul 23, 2014
Ten years ago yesterday, the United States Congress determined that the violence that plagued the Darfur region of Sudan is a genocide perpetrated by the country’s own government.
a Juba-Based Observer, Jul 21, 2014
After seven months of war and several failed attempts at peace, South Sudan’s civil war shows few signs of letting up.
Akshaya Kumar and Omer Ismail, Jun 26, 2014
Janjaweed Reincarnate: Sudan’s New Army of War Criminals