Eastern Congo

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 »

LRA Launches Spate of Attacks in South Sudan

The most recent LRA attack in South Sudan happened yesterday, May 16, 2010. A source on the ground told Enough that between 30 and 40 LRA rebels attacked near the town of Tambura, close to the borders with the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Read More »

5 Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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

LRA’s Decapitation Can’t Come Soon Enough

In this guest post, Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA) writes about the significance of neutralizing LRA leader Joseph Kony.  Read More »

Congress Passes Bipartisan Bill to Help End Africa’s Longest Insurgency

In this guest post, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) announces the passage of the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act today and commends the activists who mobilized to give a voice to the people who have long suffered under the LRA in central Africa.  Read More »

Stand for Me, Stand for My Country

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

House to Hold Pivotal Vote on LRA Bill Tomorrow

After a year of dedicated advocacy efforts, the Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act is scheduled for a final vote in the House of Representatives tomorrow.  Read More »

Wyden: ‘Fundamentally Wrong’ If Congress Ignores Conflict Minerals

Yesterday, my colleagues at the Enough Project and I had the great honor of participating in a special briefing co-hosted by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sam Brownback (R-KS) on the illicit minerals trade and epidemic of sexual violence in eastern Congo.  Read More »

A Quick Guide to the Lord’s Resistance Army Bill

As The Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009 (S.1067/H.R. 2478) moves closer to final passage by both the House and Senate and on to President Obama’s desk, here is a short guide to this important and historic piece of legislation  Read More »

Stanford Paving the Way for Conflict-free Investing

In this guest post, Mia Newman of STAND at Stanford writes about an impressive move by a panel overseeing the university's investments that could lead Stanford to consider a company's efforts to combat conflict minerals before investing university money.  Read More »

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