Eastern Congo

Conflict Minerals Making News

Gold in eastern Congo - S. Lezhnev

Conflict minerals are steadily gaining prominence in the public debate over how to address the conflict in eastern Congo, paving the way for meaningful advocacy directed at the companies that benefit from Congo’s turmoil. An article in the Boston Globe and the latest U.S. human rights report on Congo are two examples.  Read More »

Congo Spotlighted in This Week’s Law & Order SVU

This week’s all-new episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit once again takes on an issue we at Enough are passionate about: ending the epidemic of violence against women in eastern Congo.  Read More »

LRA in Darfur? Regional Actors React

LRA leader Joseph Kony

The news that Enough broke yesterday of a contingent of the Lord Resistance Army moving into Darfur generated considerable interest from a variety of regional actors. Some of the reactions, while predictable, were interesting for simply being over the top.  Read More »

Field Dispatch: The Arrow Boys of Southern Sudan

During our recent trip through southern Sudan, Enough’s South Sudan researcher Maggie Fick and I were intrigued by a relatively new actor in the fight against the Lord’s Resistance Army near Sudan’s border with Congo and the Central African Republic – a local defense force known as the Arrow Boys. Here's our new Field Dispatch about the group.  Read More »

Senate Passes LRA Bill, As LRA Finds Safe Haven in Sudan

The Senate bill aimed at devising a strategy for stopping the brutal, 24-year insurgency by Lord’s Resistance Army passed last night with a record 65 co-sponsors. But even as Enough, along with advocacy partners Resolve Uganda and Invisible Children, celebrate this progress in Congress, new alarming reports have emerged that a dangerous contingent of the LRA has made its way to Darfur.  Read More »

North Kivu: An Update from the “Great North”

North Kivu province is split into two administrative regions. The Petit Nord in the south and the Grand Nord in the north. Most of the violence that you read about in North Kivu happens in the Petit Nord, where the poorly integrated Congolese army, the FDLR, and other militias prey upon civilians. I traveled recently to Grand Nord to better understand the security situation there and the threats facing civilians.  Read More »

Anti-LRA Activists Celebrate as Senator Lifts Hold on Bill

After 262 hours protesting on the streets of Oklahoma City, activists focused on ending the senseless violence perpetrated by the Lord’s Resistance Army claimed a victory yesterday when Senator Coburn (R-OK) signaled he would remove his hold on a popular, bipartisan bill.  Read More »

A Warlord-Turned-Colonel and the Deplorable Status Quo in Congo

The United Nations Mission in the Congo, known by its French acronym MONUC, is once again facing public criticism. An article in today’s Washington Post shows how MONUC’s support for the Congolese army’s operations against rebel groups in eastern Congo continues to support some of the army’s most abusive commanders.  Read More »

In Photos: International Women’s Day in D.C.

Across 18 countries, at 103 events, women and men gathered to commemorate International Women’s Day yesterday as part of the Join Me on the Bridge global event sponsored by Women for Women International. Enough’s RAISE Hope for Congo campaign partnered with Women for Women International for the Washington, D.C. event.  Read More »

House Conflict Minerals Bill Gains Momentum

US Capitol

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in Washington. The Conflict Minerals Trade Act, or H.R. 4128, continues to gain support as another six representatives recently signed on.  Read More »

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