Eastern Congo

Field Dispatch: The Protection Gap in Haut Uele

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.

Seven More Co-Sponsors For House Congo Bill

The Conflict Minerals Trade Act, or H.R. 4128, continues to pick up steam in the new year as another seven representatives recently signed on.  Read More »

Field Dispatch: Ferocious LRA Attacks in Northeast Congo

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.

Dispatch From Masisi, Congo

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 »

5 Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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

Field Dispatch: Tensions in North Kivu

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.

Senate LRA Bill Makes History

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 »

No Tears Without Action

Jody Williams

I just had the incredible opportunity of meeting the woman who inspired me to pursue a career in human rights.

Actress Andie MacDowell Works To End Silence Over Congo

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 »

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