Conflict Minerals

U.S. Congress Considers Next Steps on Congo, Conflict Minerals

Gold in palm (S.Lezhnev)

From Capitol Hill, the conflict in eastern Congo can feel a world away, but a Congressional committee this week took up an important question: What are the implications of the conflict there on U.S. national interests and stability in the wider Great Lakes region of Africa?  Read More »

Kerry Calls for Conflict-Free Campuses, Affleck Demands Conflict-Free Phones

This is great news for the Enough and STAND partner campuses from Stanford to Colorado to Yale who are already gearing up to make their campuses go conflict-free.  Read More »

U.N. Throws Weight Behind Effort to Curb Conflict Minerals

The Security Council resolution passed this week is an excellent step forward, as companies will now know exactly the audits and risk assessments they will have to take when sourcing minerals from Congo, if they want to avoid sanctions.  Read More »

Ashley Judd: "Costs of Convenience"

In this video, Ashley talks about these connections at the base of a massive mine in eastern Congo. And her accompanying essay, “Costs of Convenience,” speaks to the inadvertent personal connection we all have to this violence.  Read More »

Showing Up in Your Moment of Now

There is a growing movement of people who want to take action right where they are to change something they can no longer stand on the sidelines and watch. I am one of those people, and this is my story on how I came to my “Enough Moment,” writes activist Sonya Shannon in this guest post.  Read More »

Black Friday: Ringing in the Holiday Season from Congo

Looking for a memorable message for family and friends when it’s your turn to share over Thanksgiving weekend? How’s this? "This Black Friday I am remembering the connection between my electronics and the conflict in eastern Congo."  Read More »

Conflict Minerals Petition Delivered to Head of SEC

SEC crest - Enough

Once there’s a public record of a company’s efforts (or negligence) to source minerals from conflict-free mines, advocates and concerned consumers will be able to mobilize around this information. But even through this more obscure rule-making stage of the process, activists are making an impressive showing.  Read More »

With U.N. and Congo Army Nearby, Rebels Kill at Least 21

Details about a recent FDLR attack in a remote area near the mining hub of Walikale are scant. But Enough’s eastern Congo based researcher Fidel Bafilemba had some insights based on a conversation with a civil society leader in the area.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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

‘Blood in the Mobile’ Debuts at Amsterdam Film Fest

Filmmaker Frank Poulsen’s “Blood in the Mobile,” a full-length documentary tracing the link between cell phones and violence in eastern Congo, opens in Amsterdam today at the world’s largest documentary film festival.  Read More »

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