Who Said What? A Guide to Understanding the Latest U.N. Report on Congo

Well before the United Nations Group of Experts released its interim report on the current situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on June 21, it had created a massive stir. Details of the investigation had been leaked, revealing that evidence had been found linking the Rwandan government to the infamous March 23 Movement, or M23.  Read More »

Abdel Aziz Adam: The Gift of Education

Abdel Aziz, a Darfuri refugee and headmaster of the Obama School in Djabal refugee camp in eastern Chad, shares his Enough Moment. He believes that he was given the gift of education and is responsible for passing this gift on to the next generation.  Read More »

Congo Video: ‘Not of My Faith… But Children of God'

“Being Jewish, you know after 1945, the world said ‘never again.’ Yet, here it is. Happening again.” So said Dr. Denis Mukwege of Panzi Hospital in the eastern Congo city of Bukavu when he met with our partner organization, Jewish World Watch, about the more than 5 million deaths since 1996 and unjust treatment of women.  Read More »

Enough 101: Meet Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

This month, Gambia-born lawyer Fatou Bensouda assumed the high profile position of chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. This profile provides some details her background, both professionally and personally. It is part of the series Enough 101.  Read More »

Congressmen to Schapiro: SEC Has Missed Conflict Minerals Rule Deadline by 'More Than a Year'

The U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission, or SEC, has failed to publish regulations implementing section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act nearly two years since the act’s passage. Last week, 58 members of Congress signed a letter to the chairperson of the SEC, Mary Schapiro, asking her to schedule a vote on these vital regulations before July 1, 2012.  Read More »

World Refugee Day, Two Sudans Edition: New Crises Force Sudanese to Flee, Even While Old Conflicts Persist

In honoring this day, the world should turn its focus to the ever-growing refugee crisis taking place along the contested border between Sudan and South Sudan, as well as to internally displaced populations in Sudan’s Darfur region and in Jonglei state, South Sudan.  Read More »

Can Art Save the Congo?

This op-ed, authored by Congolese advocate and artist Omékongo Dibinga, originally appeared in GlobalPost. Amid the chaos and ongoing conflict in eastern Congo, Dibinga focuses on the resilience of the Congolese people and their use of art not only as a tool of expression but also of resistance. The piece features the "I Am Congo" video profile of Congolese artist Petna Ndaliko.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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

At Human Rights Commission Hearing, Advocates Call for Greater U.S. Involvement in LRA-Affected Regions

On June 19, Obama administration officials and advocacy group representatives from the U.S. and Africa met on Capitol Hill to testify before Congress’ Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission about the continuing human rights crisis caused by the Lord’s Resistance Army. While government officials painted a rosy picture of the current status of the U.S. military advisors, advocates used this opportunity to sound the alarm and highlight severe shortcomings that threaten the success of the advisors’ deployment and other U.S. efforts.  Read More »

World Refugee Day, LRA Edition: LRA Still Looms Large as Producer of Refugees

Along the remote border frontiers of Congo, the Central African Republic, or CAR, and South Sudan, an underreported yet highly devastating refugee crisis continues to unfold. Hundreds of thousands of people, having fled from the vicious, predatory violence of the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, eke out a precarious existence as refugees and internally displaced people in an extremely underdeveloped region of the world. In keeping with the spirit of this past Wednesday’s World Refugee Day, Enough takes a moment to reflect on the plight and courage of these individuals.  Read More »

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