Eastern Congo

Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

 A weekly roundup of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

Fireside Chat with Intel CEO, the Enough Project and activist Robin Wright

Join conversation and moderated Q&A with Intel and social activists, including the Enough Project and Actress Robin Wright, on the challenge for the electronics industry, as a main users of metals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in making conflict-free products.  Read More »

#ForesightAfrica: Top Priorities for Africa in 2014

Foresight Africa panelists including John Prendergast

Yesterday, the Brookings Institution brought together a diverse panel of leading experts on Africa to discuss the greatest challenges Africa will face in 2014.  Read More »

USA Today Op-ed: Using tech to end wars

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich

Corporations may not have a direct responsibility to end wars in far-flung corners of the Earth. But when parts of their products may come from a war zone, they can, in fact, help support peace by assuming more control over their supply chains. Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is a case in point.  Read More »

ThinkProgress: Intel Announces First 'Conflict-Free' Microprocessor

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich

Tech giant Intel on Monday announced that its entire 2014 line of microprocessors would be free from so-called “conflict minerals,” making them the first in the rare mineral-heavy industry to completely phase out their use in one of their products.  Read More »

ESPN Features Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' Commitment to Congo

Green Bay Packers Star Quarterback and NFL Super Bowl Champion Aaron Rodgers recently partnered with the Enough Project's Raise Hope for Congo campaign as a celebrity upstander, committing his time and platform to raise awareness about the conflict in Congo, and to support efforts to push for responsible minerals sourcing from the region.   Read More »

13 Top Moments of 2013

Uprisings Against al-Bashir in Sudan

As this year comes to a close we remember the moments, both good and bad, which shaped our ongoing work to end crimes against humanity and mass atrocities in 2013. Take a minute to reflect on the successes of this year and our continued efforts in 2014 to make strides toward peace.     Read More »

Policy Alert: Rebels Surrendering in Eastern Congo - Time for Feingold and Robinson to Act

Rebels in Congo

On December 10, rebel leader Paluku Hilaire Kombi, commander of roughly 280 rebel troops, surrendered to the Congolese army. This stunning development is part of a larger defection trend that escalated after the army, along with the United Nations Force Intervention Brigade, defeated the M23 rebel group in early November. This is a very promising trend, but U.S. and U.N. Special Envoys Russ Feingold and Mary Robinson should quickly urge the Congolese government to act now to implement a new robust demobilization, disarmament, and reintegration, or DDR, program. Without this more robust program, the trend is at risk of reversing.  Read More »

The Power of Photography to Bear Witness

Award-winning photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale speaks to the role photography plays in bearing witness, bringing awareness and leading to action against to human rights abuses. His latest work "The Price of Precious" in National Geographic magazine's 125th Anniversary Collector’s Edition "Photography Issue," explores the role conflict minerals play in the violence in eastern Congo.  Bleasdale photographed a rebel-controlled gold mine, and Nyabibwe, a conflict-free tin mine, both on the eastern edge of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.   Read More »

Open Letter to U.S. Special Envoy Feingold

 Over 73 campuses from the Enough Project’s Conflict Free Campus Initiative wrote an open letter to U.S. Special Envoy to Congo and the Great Lakes Russ Feingold. 

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