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Enough Brief: Sudan-South Sudan Final Talks Approach Agreement Deadline

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Enough Brief: Sudan-South Sudan Final Talks Approach Agreement Deadline
Sudan and South Sudan negotiations resumed Wednesday with meetings in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with time closing in on a September 22 deadline by which the mediation panel should submit its final report. In this last round of negotiations, the parties hope to resolve outstanding issues from the separation to secure sustained peace between the two countries. In a new Enough brief released today, Amanda Hsiao, the Enough Project’s Juba-based field researcher, outlines the key issues and analyzes where each side stands ...
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The End of the LRA? John Prendergast and Experts Discuss the Recent U.S. Deployment and Next Steps

The End of the LRA? John Prendergast and Experts Discuss the Recent U.S. Deployment and Next Steps
In October, the Obama administration announced the deployment of approximately 100 U.S. military personnel to Central Africa to help end the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA. For those who have advocated for increased efforts to put an end to Joseph Kony and his LRA’s reign of terror, the deployment was a welcomed step in the Obama administration’s implementation of its LRA strategy. However, concerns still linger about the failures of past military operations and peace processes, and the numerous efforts needed to foster peace, stability and justice in the region. To address these concerns, Enough Project Co-Founder John Prendergast joined ...
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The U.S. Premiere of “Kinyarwanda:” Stories from the Rwandan Genocide

Last Friday night, Alrick Brown’s feature film “Kinyarwanda” premiered at the independently-owned West End Cinema in Washington, DC to a sold-out theatre. The film, based on actual accounts of survivors from the 1994 Rwandan genocide, weaves together the stories of six fictional Rwandan individuals whose lives cross paths during the genocide. The film, which made its debut at the 2011 Sundance Festival, won the festival’s Audience Award in the World Cinema Drama category, and is currently playing for a limited time in eight major US cities that also include: New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Seattle, Chicago and San Francisco ...
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Sudan Dispatch: A View from Blue Nile

Sudan Dispatch: A View from Blue Nile
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 ...
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Tracking the LRA: There’s an App for That

Tracking the LRA: There’s an App for That
In September, our friends at Resolve and Invisible Children partnered to launch the LRA Crisis Tracker, an online resource that documents the real-time activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army. Now, the online tool is available on-the-go ...
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Emmanuelle Chriqui and Congo: Activism through Fashion

Fashion may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about the conflict in eastern Congo, but actress and activist Emmanuelle Chriqui—best known for her role on HBO’s series “Entourage”—uses her love for fashion as a way to highlight and support efforts to end the ongoing crisis ...
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U.S. Congo Policy: Matching Deeds to Words to End the World’s Deadliest War

U.S. Congo Policy: Matching Deeds to Words to End the World’s Deadliest War
In August 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, marking the highest level U.S. visit ever to the war-torn region. After witnessing the situation on the ground firsthand, Secretary Clinton returned to the U.S. with an expressed commitment to confront the most pressing needs in the region, specifically addressing the causes of conflict and unconscionable loss of human life. In a new Enough report, “Matching Deeds to Words to End the World’s Deadliest War,” Enough Policy Analyst Aaron Hall and Policy Consultant Sasha Lezhnev map out recommendations for U.S. policy in Congo ...
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NBA Star Tracy McGrady Pledges to Expand Darfur Dream Team

NBA Star Tracy McGrady Pledges to Expand Darfur Dream Team
NBA star and humanitarian Tracy McGrady has made a commitment to expand direct online communication between U.S. and Darfuri refugee students for the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program. His “commitment to action,” announced at the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting at the end of September, is an extension to his continued efforts to advocate for quality education in Darfuri refugee camps in eastern Chad ...
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Robin Wright and Fidel Bafilemba Talk Congo on Al Jazeera’s “The Stream”

Last week, actress and Enough activist Robin Wright and Enough Field Researcher Fidel Bafilemba were featured guests on “The Stream,” an interactive show on Al Jazeera English. They spoke with host Imran Garda to spotlight the issues in Congo, specifically discussing the issue of conflict minerals and the realities of the situation on the ground ...
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