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Author: Annette LaRocco

Amid Impending Standoff President Kabila Arrives in Goma

Amid Impending Standoff President Kabila Arrives in Goma
As the entire Great Lakes region waits and watches with uncertainty as to how the tense security situation in eastern Congo will play out, Radio Okapi reported that Congolese President Joseph Kabila and his Army Chief of Staff, General Dider Etumba, arrived in Goma on Monday ...
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Top U.N. Human Rights Official Condemns Sudan Leader’s Incitement of War Crimes

Top U.N. Human Rights Official Condemns Sudan Leader’s Incitement of War Crimes
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned a series of inflammatory statements by the governor of Sudan’s South Kordofan state, Ahmed Haroun. His speech, which was caught on camera and published by Al Jazeera, calls for Sudanese troops to take no prisoners in the fight against the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N, rebels in South Kordofan. Haroun tells the soldiers, "Don’t bring them [the rebels] back, eat them alive." ...
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Munitions Found at Site of Recent Clashes Link South Sudan’s White Army to External Support

Munitions Found at Site of Recent Clashes Link South Sudan’s White Army to External Support
A new Small Arms Survey report released last week cites evidence of external support of the White Army. After conducting research in Akobo, Likuongole, and the area surrounding Pibor town, Small Arms Survey found evidence of linking the White Army to weapons and ammunition identical to those used by both the SPLA and prominent rebel groups in South Sudan ...
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Graphic Novel Depicts Impact of LRA Violence in Congo

Graphic Novel Depicts Impact of LRA Violence in Congo
Freelance journalist David Axe and artist Tim Hamilton have teamed up to create a non-fiction graphic novel that highlights the impact of the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the countries where the group currently operates. Their collaboration, “Army of God,” specifically depicts the crisis which the LRA has brought upon civilians living in remote areas of the northeastern provinces by highlighting the stories of individuals who have witnessed LRA violence ...
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ICC Issues Arrest Warrant for Sudanese Defense Minister Hussein

ICC Issues Arrest Warrant for Sudanese Defense Minister Hussein
On March 1, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court, or ICC, issued an arrest warrant for the Sudanese Defense Minister First Lieutenant-General Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein on 41 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity—including murder, rape, forcible transfer, torture, destruction of property, pillaging, and attacks against civilians—committed in the Darfur region of Sudan ...
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Controversial Sudanese General Resigns as Head of Arab League Mission in Syria

Controversial Sudanese General Resigns as Head of Arab League Mission in Syria
Sudanese General Mustafa al-Dabi, the highly criticized leader of the Arab League’s observer mission in Syria, resigned his post over the weekend. General al-Dabi’s resignation comes in the midst of the Arab League’s withdrawal of what has been described as a “troubled mission” and subsequent request for a more robust Arab League-United Nations joint peacekeeping mission ...
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Enough Report: The International Contact Group and Steps Towards Stability in the Great Lakes

Enough Report: The International Contact Group and Steps Towards Stability in the Great Lakes
This coming Thursday and Friday Washington, D.C., will host the latest meeting of the International Contact Group on the Great Lakes region. A new Enough Project report, “The International Contact Group and Steps Towards Stability in the Great Lakes” by Enough Policy Analysts Ashley Benner and Aaron Hall, presents key policy recommendations that the contact group should adopt to further promote peace, development, security, and economic diversification in the Great Lakes ...
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Intel: SEC Process ‘Helpful,’ Need ‘Fair and Timely’ Rules for Addressing Conflict Minerals

Intel: SEC Process ‘Helpful,’ Need ‘Fair and Timely’ Rules for Addressing Conflict Minerals
In a newly released industry white paper the Intel Corporation praised the Securities and Exchange Commission’s, or SEC, process for instituting rules concerning conflict minerals mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In section 1502, the conflict minerals provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, Congress empowered the SEC to draft regulations requiring, among other things, companies to disclose whether they use conflict minerals from the Congo in their products ...
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New Enough Briefing: Countering Inter-Communal Violence in South Sudan

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New Enough Briefing: Countering Inter-Communal Violence in South Sudan
Recent waves of inter-communal violence, characterized by attacks on civilians and deliberate targeting of humanitarian outposts and services, have engulfed South Sudan’s Jonglei state, particularly around the town of Pibor. In Enough’s most recent paper, “Urgent Steps to Counter Inter-Communal Violence in South Sudan,” Jennifer Christian, Amanda Hsiao, and John Prendergast examine not only the most recent flare ups of violence between the Lou-Nuer and Murle ethnic groups in Jonglei state but also evaluate holistic steps the government of the Republic of South Sudan, or RSS, and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, or UNMISS, must take in order ...
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Arab League Mission to Syria: Controversy Over Sudanese General Continues

Arab League Mission to Syria: Controversy Over Sudanese General Continues
The mandate of the Arab League monitoring mission in Syria is set to end and the controversial head of mission, Sudanese General Mustafa al-Dabi, is said to be finalizing a report on the violence in the country to be submitted to a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers. While Sudan’s Foreign Minister Al Ahmed Karti claims the Arab League monitors “are doing fine” the United Nations and many human rights organizations, including the Enough Project, have noted concern ...
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