Blog Posts in Lord's Resistance Army

Posted by Enough Team on Jan 29, 2016
Dominic Ongwen

This week marks an important step forward for international justice and accountability for atrocities in East and Central Africa. The International Court completed its confirmation of charges hearings in the case of Dominic Ongwen, a former commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

Posted by Enough Team on Nov 3, 2015

The Enough Project commends the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2494, the Global Anti-Poaching Act, on Monday November 3rd.  This important legislation, if signed into law, would create real consequences on atrocity perpetrators sustaining themselves through wildlife trafficking.

Posted by Enough Team on Nov 3, 2015
 The “The Illicit Ivory Trade and Joseph Kony” panel

On October 27, 2015, the Enough Project hosted Oscar winning film director, Kathryn Bigelow, for a panel event on how wildlife trafficking fuels atrocities in east and central Africa. The event also launched a new Enough Project report, “Tusk Wars: Inside the LRA and the Bloody Business of Ivory” by Ledio Cakaj.

Posted by Enough Team on Oct 26, 2015

Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is part of an onslaught of poaching in central Africa, and continues to pose a threat to local populations, across a swathe of central and east Africa, according to a new field-researched report by the Enough Project. The report, Tusk Wars: Inside the LRA and the Bloody Business of Ivory, tracks how ivory trafficking funds LRA operations and perpetuates violence against civilians. It uncovers new evidence of ivory trafficking into Sudan, including testimony by ex-LRA members of transactions with Sudanese merchants, as well as alleged trade with Sudan Armed Forces officers.

 

Posted by Enough Team on Oct 7, 2015

In a positive development, the AB 96 bill passed in the California state legislature and thereafter was signed into action by Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday, October 4, 2015, closing loopholes in illicit ivory sales. The Enough Project joins the Wildlife Conservation Society and the 96 Elephants campaign in praising Governor Jerry Brown for signing the legislation and making a significant contribution to combating the illicit ivory trade.