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New Report - Weapons of Mass Corruption: How Corruption in South Sudan’s Military Undermines the World’s Newest Country

Today, the Enough Project released a new report, Weapons of Mass Corruption: How corruption in South Sudan’s military undermines the world’s newest country. This fifth installment of the Political Economy of African Wars Series describes the system of corruption within the South Sudanese army, showing how it is part of the larger system of violent kleptocracy in South Sudan which perpetuates conflict and the commission of atrocity crimes against civilians.  Read More »

Watch The Good Lie This Semester

As students left for holiday break, the United Nations warned of a looming genocide in South Sudan. Communities can come together to build interest in South Sudan and lay the groundwork for future action. Hosting a film screening is something every community leader can do. As the semester gets into full swing, one film to add to the roster is The Good Lie.  Read More »

Foreign Affairs Op-ed: Don't Let Sudan Off the Hook

On January 13, citing progress on a series of policy benchmarks, Washington eased sanctions on Sudan even though the atrocities that had originally prompted them—the bombing of civilians, raiding of villages, denial of food aid, and possible use of chemical weapons—remain a central part of Khartoum’s strategy against civilian populations in Darfur and other conflict-torn regions of Sudan.  Read More »

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 »

Six reasons why Kabila should sign a democratic deal now. It will get worse for him if he doesn’t

There may still be hope yet to bring the Democratic Republic of Congo back from the brink. Senior Congolese politicians, western diplomats, and French television are reporting that Joseph Kabila and the political opposition are getting closer to signing a deal on a democratic transition, brokered by the Catholic bishops in Congo, CENCO.  Read More »

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