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During President Obama's recent trip to Africa, the international community set a deadline of August 17 for a peace deal to be signed by South Sudan's warring parties. The President warned that if an agreement is not reached, it will be 'necessary for us to move forward with a different plan.'  With conflict raging since December 2013, the world can no longer sit by as they have while past agreements have been broken.


Read our latest brief on the issue:
Beyond Deadlock: Recommendations for Obama's Plan B on South Sudan

Tell President Obama that if there is no agreement by August 17 between the warring parties, to implement and enforce a strong "Plan B."

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Joseph Kony, left, & Vincent Otti, Southern Sudan, 2006 (AP Photo/Stuart Price)

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), led by ICC-indictee Joseph Kony, has been allowed to commit horrific acts of violence against hundreds of thousands of civilians in central and East Africa for nearly 30 years. The current resolutions, one in the Senate and one in the House of Representatives condemn Kony and the LRA and support ongoing efforts by the United States Government, the African Union, and governments and regional organizations in central Africa to remove Joseph Kony and Lord's Resistance Army commanders from the battlefield and promote protection and recovery of affected communities.

Tell your Members of Congress to Support the counter-LRA Resolution (S. Res. 237 or H. Res. 394).

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Legislation has recently been introduced in the House of Representatives that seeks to support a peaceful outcome to the ongoing violence in South Sudan.  In December 2013, tensions between political leaders sparked a new civil conflict in South Sudan that has killed tens of thousands, displaced an estimated two million people, including over 500,000 refugees, and left 4.6 million people – 40 percent of the population – facing the threat of extreme hunger and in need of immediate humanitarian assistance.

Urge your Member of Congress to Cosponsor H.R. 2989.

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In recent years, electronics companies and policymakers have made important progress towards developing a conflict-free trade for tin, tungsten, and tantalum in eastern Congo. However, gold remains a significant source of funding for armed groups that commit atrocities. This holiday season, Enough will launch a leaderboard highlighting the top jewelry retailers taking positive action in the effort to help create a conflict-free gold trade from eastern Congo.

Join CFCI students and others in demonstrating consumer demand for leadership from jewelry retailers in accessing conflict-free gold from Congo.

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