Eastern Congo

Why Nintendo?

We decided to focus on Nintendo in today’s email to Enough followers to contrast the company's lack of engagement with others  who have taken some important steps forward to address conflict minerals in their supply chains.  Read More »

Raise Hope (A Poem)

An original poem about Congo by spoken word artist Omekongo Dibinga.  Read More »

Letter from CAR: ‘We Fear for Our Lives. Please Help Us’

During a research trip to the Central African Republic, or CAR, in March, Mr. Moise-Augustine Goroth, a local official in the town of Mboki gave me a letter he wanted the world to see.  Read More »

Top State Dept Official Offers ‘Action Plan’ for Conflict Minerals

Remarks by Undersecretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs Robert Hormats this week will serve as a useful barometer for where the Obama administration stands on conflict minerals, and reveal some critical points where more forceful efforts will be needed.  Read More »

5 Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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

Congo Activists Generate Media Storm Over Conflict Minerals

Few things fire up a group of activists like being told that they have to move their protest to a place where they’ll be less disruptive. Essentially, that’s what tech powerhouse Intel told a group of human rights activists, after people concerned about Intel’s link to the black market mineral trade in Congo — blamed in part for the world’s deadliest conflict since World War II — bombarded the company’s Facebook wall this week.  Read More »

A Step Forward on Conflict Minerals via Financial Reform

Tin ore in Congo - S.Lezhnev

The prospects of actually passing legislation to hold companies to account on conflict minerals increased dramatically this week, with the addition of Amendment 3997 to the financial reform bill that is advancing in the Senate.  Read More »

Intel Freaks Out, Shuts Off Human Rights Protest on Facebook

It was all part of a grassroots campaign using Facebook in a new way to get support for the bipartisan Conflict Minerals Trade Act that is making its way through Congress.  Read More »

Peace Talks with the LRA are Unrealistic, For Now

As landmark legislation written to help end the LRA insurgency waits to be signed into law by President Obama, the debate about on how to deal with the Lord’s Resistance Army has intensified. The question at the heart of this argument is whether peace talks with the LRA can end the violence; for now the answer is no.  Read More »

One Million More IDPs at Close of 2009

The number of internally displaced persons, or IDPs, in the world swelled to an alarming 27.1 million by the end of 2009, one million more than at the close of 2008, according to a report published today.  Read More »

Syndicate content