Eastern Congo

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 »

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 »

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