Blog Posts in Eastern Congo

Posted by Annie Callaway on May 19, 2015
Secretary Kerry, Special Envoy Feingold Meet With President Kabila in DRC

Russ Feingold was the highest-level U.S. envoy ever deployed to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Today, two months after Feingold’s resignation to run for Senate, the pressure is mounting on Secretary of State John Kerry to appoint a new, high-level Special Envoy.NGOs, Members of Congress, and Congo experts are all weighing in on the conversation. The United States must swiftly appoint a new envoy whose credentials and position within the State Department’s hierarchy mirror those of Feingold. A name has emerged as a frontrunner in the Congo coalition community: former Congressman Tom Perriello. 

Posted by Enough Team on May 12, 2015
LRA Crisis Tracker

The recently released report indicates that the LRA’s fighting capacity is dropping, and while killings are fewer, attacks and abductions have increased - in 2014, total LRA attacks rose 10% and abductions 32% compared to 2013.

Posted by Enough Team on May 11, 2015
Andy Mulumba speaks at the Rally for Congo in Madison, WI

Green Bay Packers linebacker and Enough Project upstander Andy Mulumba writes about why he supports the Raise Hope for Congo campaign.

Posted by Annie Callaway on May 7, 2015

On May 5th, 22 Members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to quickly appoint a new high-level U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of Congo to replace Russ Feingold, who stepped down from the position earlier this year. 

Posted by Enough Team on May 4, 2015
Robin Wright and student activists

In April 2015, CFCI Campus Organizer Corey Jones had the opportunity to attend an event at the University of Florida with actor and activist Robin Wright. In this post Corey reflects on the evening, the power of influence, and his work advocating for peace in Congo.