During my recent visit to eastern Congo, President Joseph Kabila's ban on mining was a central preoccupation for most of the diggers, traders, government agents, and civil society representatives with whom I met. Read More »
In a report released today, my colleagues and I from the Enough Project respond to the growing consumer demand for electronics free of the conflict minerals that fuel ongoing war in eastern Congo. Read More »
Enough presents an initial ranking on the progress made by the 21 electronics companies who source minerals from the Congo. This report focuses on the efforts within the industry to address the conflict minerals issue and also assesses the response of other industries that are reliant on the 3Ts and gold.
Melanne Verveer, the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, recently hosted a panel at the State Department focused on gender-based violence as a development, humanitarian, security, and economic issue. Read More »
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 »