Press Releases

  • Oct 19, 2016

    On Thursday, October 27, in Washington DC, the Enough Project and distinguished guests will host “Combating Violent Kleptocracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A New Approach to Create Leverage for Democratic Change and Human Rights Protections.”

  • Oct 18, 2016

    In a new policy brief published today, John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project, details the devastation caused by violent kleptocracies in some African states, and offers a set of innovative recommendations to dismantle those corrupt and violent systems. In the 4-page brief, “Violent Kleptocracies: How they’re destroying parts of Africa and how they can be dismantled,” Prendergast argues that existing approaches to stopping mass atrocities and ending war in Africa have not succeeded, and major new policy approaches are required.

  • Oct 17, 2016

    Today, the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council announced support for individual sanctions to address the escalating political crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Oct 11, 2016

    A new report, “Bankrupting Kleptocracy: Financial Tools to Counter Atrocities in Africa’s Deadliest War Zones,” by the Enough Project, highlights three types of potent financial pressure tools that the U.S. can use to build leverage in the fight against violent kleptocracy: targeted sanctions, anti-money laundering provisions, and anti-bribery laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The U.S. government has used these tools to counter terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and organized crime. These tools, the authors argue, can also be used to fight violent kleptocracy in East and Central Africa.

  • Oct 4, 2016

    On Tuesday, October 11, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host “Bankrupting Kleptocracy: Financial Tools to Counter Atrocities in Africa’s Deadliest War Zones.” The event will launch the Enough Project’s new report by the same name and discuss ways to counter violent kleptocracies in East and Central Africa by harnessing the tools of financial pressure at the U.S. government’s disposal to go after what often motivates their strongmen in the first place: the ill-gotten wealth. 

  • Sep 28, 2016

    Today, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) placed General Gabriel Amisi Kumba, aka "Tango Fort," head of the First National Defense Zone and Major General John Numbi Banza Tambo, former Inspector General of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s National Police on its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List.

  • Sep 21, 2016

    Today Congress passed critical legislation to protect elephants, rhinos and other endangered species from a sophisticated international poaching and trafficking trade that is decimating animal populations worldwide and funding armed groups. HR 2494, the “Eliminate, Neutralize and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016” passed in the House today, following passage in the Senate last Thursday.


  • Sep 12, 2016

    Today, The Sentry, an investigative initiative co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, presented a new, groundbreaking report “War Crimes Shouldn’t Pay: Stopping the looting and destruction in South Sudan.” Clooney and Prendergast joined Don Cheadle and lead investigators at the National Press Club in Washington DC to present findings of a two-year investigation into South Sudan’s shadowy war economy and its links to a network of international facilitators, including bankers, arms dealers, and multinational oil and mining companies. 

  • Sep 6, 2016

    On Monday, September 12The Sentry, an investigative initiative co-founded by John Prendergast and George Clooney, will present the findings of a groundbreaking two-year investigation into the networks of South Sudan’s senior officials and their international facilitators, whose violent competition over corruption opportunities has turned their country into one of world’s deadliest war zones.

  • Aug 31, 2016
    Tomorrow marks the start of the National Dialogue, as called for by the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Joseph Kabila. The dialogue is intended to cover 11 topics, mainly focused on political and electoral issues. According to the Constitution of the DRC, national elections are to be held on November 19, 2016, and President Kabila is to step down on December 19. 
  • Aug 29, 2016

    الفساد الفاحش المحمي بواسطة الدولة , سوء الإدارة المالية , الموازنة السرية , و محاربة الدولة لمواطنيها, تدفع بتفاقم الأزمة الإقتصادية المزمنة و المعاناة الإنسانية.

  • Aug 29, 2016

    A “deep state” consisting of regime insiders and commercial enterprises run by agencies in the security sector has covertly hijacked the national economy in Sudan, reveals a new report published today by the Enough Project. 

  • Aug 12, 2016

    The United Nations Security Council has just authorized an intervention force for South Sudan. The mandate of the force would prioritize the protection of civilians and act to bolster the tenuous peace process in the country.

  • Aug 3, 2016

    Un nouveau rapport intitulé « The Bangui Carousel: How the recycling of political elites reinforces instability and violence in the Central African Republic » (Tours de manège à Bangui : Comment le recyclage des élites politiques aggrave l’instabilité et la violence en République centrafricaine) publié par Enough Project, révèle comment un groupe restreint d’individus se succède aux plus hautes fonctions de l’État centrafricain, dans une spirale de corruption qui nuit à la gouvernance et alimente l’instabilité et les conflits armés.

  • Aug 2, 2016

    A new report, “The Bangui Carousel: How the recycling of political elites reinforces instability and violence in the Central African Republic,” published today by the Enough Project, reveals how a small group of elites rotate through positions of power in a cycle of corruption that undermines governance and contributes to instability and armed conflict.