A resurgent LRA is terrorizing the population in the Haut Uele region of Congo. Soldiers deployed to the region have been unable to provide adequate protection. This is the second of two dispatches based on my visit to Haut Uele.
In a trip to Democratic Republic of the Congo in December 2009, Enough researchers found abundant evidence of brutal ongoing violence committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA. This is the first of two dispatches based upon my visit to Haut Uele.
Reporting on a recent trip to the Masisi region of North Kivu province in eastern Congo, Enough field researcher Olivia Caeymaex challenges the impression given by the Congolese government and the United Nations that the situation this war-torn region of Congo is improving. Read More »
The end of 2009 saw optimistic statements about the situation in Congo from both the United Nations and the Congolese government. However, my experience on the ground in North Kivu seemed to point to a different picture. This is the first of two field dispatches based on my travel to particularly contentious territories in the region.
This week, support for the Lord’s Resistance Army bill, or S. 1067, reached a majority in the Senate, marking a degree of support that—according to the Congressional Research Service—has not been seen since 1973 for a bill specifically on sub-Saharan Africa. Read More »
The effort to raise awareness of ongoing atrocities in Democratic Republic of Congo—especially the rampant use of rape as a weapon by the Congolese military—got a boost this past weekend when actress and activist Andie MacDowell screened Emmy-nominated documentary The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo in her home state of North Carolina. Read More »