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Author: Annette LaRocco

Khartoum’s Pattern of Neglect Continues in Eastern Sudan as Government Expels Aid Groups

Khartoum’s Pattern of Neglect Continues in Eastern Sudan as Government Expels Aid Groups
The Sudanese government has banned at least four foreign humanitarian agencies from working in the eastern region of the country. The decision last week by the Sudanese Humanitarian Affairs Commission, or HAC, to suspend projects in the deeply impoverished East is yet another example of Khartoum’s continued pattern of obstruction and neglect of peripheral areas ...
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Charles Taylor Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

Charles Taylor Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison
Liberian warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor, who was convicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone in April, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role in aiding and abetting rebels during Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war. Taylor’s trial, which began in 2006 and featured testimony from 115 witnesses, is the last on the special court’s docket. Eight other perpetrators have already been sentenced ...
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Enough Project Proposes Policy Recommendations to the Great Lakes Contact Group

Enough Project Proposes Policy Recommendations to the Great Lakes Contact Group
This Thursday and Friday at The Hague, the International Contact Group on the Great Lakes Region will meet again. The new report, “At the Hague: Great Lakes Contact Group Discusses Justice and Accountability” by Enough’s Associate Director of Research Aaron Hall and Policy Analyst Ashley Benner, reflects on significant changes in the region since the group’s last meeting and proposes key steps for the contact group to adopt to promote peace, development, security, and accountability in the Great Lakes ...
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Already Wanted by ICC, Congo Warlord Ntaganda Continues to Use Child Soldiers

Already Wanted by ICC, Congo Warlord Ntaganda Continues to Use Child Soldiers
Bosco Ntaganda’s original arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court, or ICC, lists three war crimes charges all related to the use of child soldiers—enlistment, conscription, and use of children under the age of 15 in hostilities. The Office of the Prosecutor has recently requested for the ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber to add to these charges, yet it is clear that the use of child soldiers is a particular trademark of Ntaganda ...
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The View from Juba: Back to War?

The View from Juba: Back to War?
Over the last few months, conflict has ignited across the border between the two Sudans, with the potential to escalate even further. A new Enough Project report, “South Sudan and Sudan Back at War: The View from Juba” reflects on these last few months and evaluates the causes and implications of the deteriorating relationship between Sudan and South Sudan ...
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Taking the Terminator: Congo’s Opportunity to Bring Bosco Ntaganda to Justice

Taking the Terminator: Congo’s Opportunity to Bring Bosco Ntaganda to Justice
The recent turbulent events on the ground in eastern Congo present a unique opportunity for the Congolese government to finally take steps to arrest Bosco Ntaganda and deliver him to justice. In a new report released today, “Taking the Terminator: Congo’s Golden Opportunity to Deliver a Warlord to Justice,” the Enough Project provides background information on Ntaganda and his rebellion, describes the implications of his recent mutiny, and offers recommendations for the U.S. and partner donor nations ...
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Enough Project Leads Coalition of 142 NGOs Calling for U.S. Support in the Arrest of Bosco Ntaganda

In a letter sent today to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, a coalition of 142 Congolese and international human rights organizations—including the Enough Project, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and 132 Congolese civil society organizations—called on the U.S. to provide urgent diplomatic leadership supporting the governments of Congo and Rwanda in the arrest of the notorious warlord Bosco Ntaganda ...
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A.U. Denounces Violence between the two Sudans while Expanding the Mandate of the AUHIP

A.U. Denounces Violence between the two Sudans while Expanding the Mandate of the AUHIP
In the wake of an alarming escalation of violence and rhetoric between Khartoum and Juba, the African Union Peace and Security Council, or AUPSC, issued a decision on April 24 aimed at getting the parties back to the negotiating table. The strong tone of the decision coupled with its roadmap for a normalization of relations between Sudan and South Sudan makes it, perhaps, the most comprehensive statement of policy regarding the two states to emerge since South Sudan’s independence last July ...
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Directing Attention to the Bosco Ntaganda Situation in Congo

Directing Attention to the Bosco Ntaganda Situation in Congo
Highlighting the desperate need for justice and security sector reform in eastern Congo was the defection of controversial warlord-turned-Congolese-general Bosco Ntaganda from the formal military structure, in which he took hundreds of loyal officers and soldiers with him. In the midst of the crisis, Enough’s teams in eastern Congo, Nairobi, and Washington, D.C., have churned out coverage and reflections on a variety of topics related to Ntaganda, justice reform, and the security sector in Congo. Here’s a round-up of the recent blog posts ...
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New Report: Security Sector Reform Key to Peace and Development in Congo

New Report: Security Sector Reform Key to Peace and Development in Congo
The Congolese government and international community should urgently reform the Congolese military and security sector, according to a newly released report spearheaded by the Eastern Congo Initiative and 12 other leading international and Congolese civil society groups, including the Enough project. The report, “Taking a Stand on Security Sector Reform,” is the product of extensive research and interviews in Congo and several donor countries ...
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