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Congo Peace Process Must Address Economic, Political, and Security Issues

The existing peace process in eastern Congo must be enhanced to address the economic, political, and security issues that lie at the heart of the escalating conflict, according to a new Enough Project policy brief released today ...
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John Prendergast Testimony on the Hill: The Devastating Crisis in Eastern Congo

John Prendergast recently testified at a public hearing on the escalating crisis in eastern Congo along with The Honorable Johnnie Carson,Steve Hege, Mvemba Dizolele ...
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The Day Women of the Congo Seized Control of the Internet

The Day Women of the Congo Seized Control of the Internet
"From the grassroots women leaders of Congo to the women leaders of the White House," a Change.org petition penned by activist Neema Namadamu in the eastern Congo town of Bukavu has seen a surge in support in recent days. Enough Project partner organization World Pulse, a Portland, Oregon-based women's media group, worked closely the activists in Bukavu, and the World Pulse founder Jensine Larsen wrote this post about the collective effort ...
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Joint NGO Letter on Congo Crisis to President Obama

Joint NGO Letter on Congo Crisis to President Obama
The Enough Project and a coalition of international NGOs call on President Obama to lead the response on the crisis in eastern Congo and to appoint a special Presidental Envoy to support peace efforts in the region ...
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Rights Groups Call on Obama to Lead Response to Congo Crisis and Appoint Envoy

The Enough Project has joined a coalition of human rights groups calling on President Obama to lead a coordinated U.S. response to the escalating crisis in eastern Congo. Today, the coalition sent a letter to President Obama asking him to appoint a Presidential Envoy and support the appointment of a U.N. envoy to the Great Lakes region, to support the imposition of sanctions against violators of the U.N. Arms Embargo on Congo, and to cut military assistance and suspend non-humanitarian aid to the government of Rwanda for its support of the M23 insurgency ...
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Congo Peace Talks Must Be Broadened to Include Economic and Political Issues – Enough Project

Regional peace talks on eastern Congo’s crisis due to begin today in Kampala, Uganda are not enough to resolve the protracted conflict, says the Enough Project. The regional talks—which include Congolese President Joseph Kabila, the M23 rebel movement, and a very limited number of Congolese civil society groups—must be broadened to include wider representation of civil society, political parties, and the private sector in order to address the systemic economic and political drivers of the war, according to an Enough Project policy brief ...
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M23 Rebels Leave Goma Ahead of Negotiations

M23 Rebels Leave Goma Ahead of Negotiations
A semblance of normal life is returning to Goma, with a few banks, shops, and schools reopening. But despite the presence of 600 policemen and a battalion of government forces who deployed to the city following M23’s withdrawal, people are still petrified that M23 might return. Ahead of talks with the Congolese government, the rebels have continued to posture by threatening to retake Goma if their demands are not met ...
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New Report Warns UN and AU Are Failing to Defeat the LRA

Nearly six months on from the launch of a U.N. strategy aimed at ending 26 years of violence by the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, a joint report by a coalition of non-governmental organizations reveals today that the strategy has failed to make meaningful progress toward its core objectives. The report is released ahead of U.N. Security Council consultations on the LRA set for December 18th ...
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Getting Back on Track: Implementing the UN Regional Strategy on the Lord’s Resistance Army

Getting Back on Track: Implementing the UN Regional Strategy on the Lord's Resistance Army
A joint report by the Enough Project and a coalition of non-governmental organizations seeks to assess progress made by UN actors against the benchmarks outlined in the UN Regional Strategy on the Lord's Resistance Army ...
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Why Eastern Congo Needs a Broadened Peace Process Now: Enough Project Brief

Fighting between the M23 rebel movement and the Congolese military escalated last week as the rebel group seized control of Goma, a key city in eastern Congo. To address this growing violence, a broadened peace process including all parties and stakeholders must be initiated that will cease ongoing hostilities and address the systemic drivers of regional conflict, according to an Enough Project policy brief ...
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