January 2017

Enough Project, Atlantic Council Host Discussion on Congo’s Democratic Transition Accord

Panelists during the discussion

On January 18, the Enough Project co-hosted an event with the Atlantic Council titled “DRC's CENCO Agreement: A Foundation for Real Political Transition?” An 11th-hour deal signed on New Years Eve in Congo which on paper precludes President Joseph Kabila from running for a third term and commits the country to holding elections in 2017. This event discussed possibilities for what is likely to happen in the coming crucial months during which the deal must be implemented.   Read More »

In Welcome Move, China Announces Plan to End Domestic Ivory Trade

​On December 30, China announced a plan to end its domestic ivory trade, phasing out all ivory processing and trade by the end of 2017. Conservationists and human rights activists hope that the move will curb the mass slaughter of elephants in Africa, who face the threat of extinction and whose ivory is used to fund armed groups. China is reportedly the world’s largest elephant ivory market, with 50 to 70 percent of all smuggled ivory ending up in the country.  Read More »

The Hill Op-ed: Modernize, Don’t Remove, Sudan’s Sanctions

Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir scored a major victory this past week in removing another layer of his international isolation. The Obama administration issued an Executive Order that would revoke most sanctions on Sudan in six months, provided that the Trump administration certifies continued progress on areas of policy concern.  At the same time, President Obama issued a general license that eases nearly all existing sanctions effective immediately, which his administration argues would provide incentives to the Bashir regime to move forward.  Read More »

Leading Jewelry Manufacturer Richline Group States Public Support for Conflict Minerals Regulations

On January 9th, the Richline Group released a statement voicing strong support for Section 1502, the conflict minerals provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.   Read More »

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads | Jan. 12

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed.   Read More »

Enough's Greatest Hits of 2016

Enough's Greatest Hits of 2016  Read More »