In his latest field dispatch, Enough Project field researcher Nenad Marinkovic reports on recent violence in Sudan’s Blue Nile state, including attacks from Sudanese military forces spanning from September 1 to November 3, which resulted in a prolonged destabilization of the region. Read More »
I have just five days left in Chad. In a few weeks, I'll be sharing an interactive trip diary with written entries, photos, and videos documenting my first visit to the Darfuri refugee camps in eastern Chad. Until then, here is a brief update on our team’s first few days. Read More »
Enough has recently documented that Sudanese military forces in Blue Nile state have engaged in the killing and raping of civilians, resulting in tens of thousands of refugees and displaced persons fleeing for safety in neighboring Ethiopia and South Sudan, and within Blue Nile. On a trip to a location near Kurmuk in Blue Nile close to the Ethiopian border, Enough Project staff spoke to Blue Nile’s elected governor, Malik Agar, about the current situation and his aspirations for Sudan’s future.
When lawyer Emmanuel Katcha*, a father of two, casts his vote in Congo’s presidential election on Monday, he said he will be voting for change. “My voice is like teacher's red pen that I want to use to proofread errors of those in power,” Katcha said, adding that he is frustrated that Congo’s leaders seem to see themselves as “gods, superhuman,” and above the rest of the Congolese. “We deserve patriotic leaders,” he said.
With far less international fanfare than the country’s first elections stirred in 2006, Congolese will vote in countrywide presidential and legislative elections. The lead-up to the polls has been tumultuous. Read More »
“The signals were there” for war to return to his home state of Blue Nile, said Aziz. He sat on a wooden bench among a group of men, mostly refugees who also fled from fighting in the state. Yusaf spoke to Enough alongside Ibrahim, Ali, and Osman, all of whom came from the town of Baw. Given their statements, all are likely active SPLM-North party members. Read More »
In this oped for Canada's Embassy magazine, Kyle Matthews of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University and I wrote about the impact of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine on mass atrocities, 10 years after it was introduced. Read More »
Two days ago, Darfur Dream Team Program Assistant Meghan Higginbotham began her journey to eastern Chad to visit Djabal and Goz Amer refugee camps for the first time. Before she left, we recorded a video of Meghan sharing about her connection to the Darfuri refugees living in eastern Chad through the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program and the plans for her trip this Thanksgiving. Read More »
Our car stopped at a government checkpoint on the way to Mumosho, a small town about an hour outside of Bukavu in eastern Congo, and Enough researcher Amani Matabaro jumped out to talk to the armed guards inside a ramshackle hut perched precariously along the cliff at the side of the road. Amani travels this route two to three times per week, and as one of the individuals we were in Congo to profile, we were riding along to meet his friends in the remote village where he grew up and check in on his many projects in the area. Before he could say a word to the guards inside, they laughed and shook their heads, “Come on, man, we know what you’re going to ask us. And you already know the answer,” and with that, Amani handed over his payment. Read More »