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The Enough Project on the Surrender of Congolese Warlord Bosco ‘The Terminator’ Ntaganda

The U.S. government has confirmed that Bosco "The Terminator" Ntaganda, a Congolese warlord wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes, has entered the U.S. embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, to surrender ...
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M23 Consumed by Infighting

M23 Consumed by Infighting
Over the course of last week, the M23 has been consumed by internal fissures so profound they might precipitate the demise of the group ...
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Diamond Industry Blog on Why the Noise About Conflict Gold May Only Grow

Diamond Industry Blog on Why the Noise About Conflict Gold May Only Grow
Jewelers' Circular Keystone magazine's Cutting Remarks blog, which covers news and trends in the diamond industry, recently highlighted the increasing attention to conflict gold in the lucrative minerals trade that finances warlords and thus perpetuates insecurity in eastern Congo ...
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Sourcing Conflict-free Minerals from the Kivus No Longer a Pipe Dream, Monitoring Must Follow

Sourcing Conflict-free Minerals from the Kivus No Longer a Pipe Dream, Monitoring Must Follow
Eastern Congo’s Kivu provinces are making slow but steady progress to establish certified minerals trading routes. A total of 20 mining sites qualified and validated as “green” (conflict-free) in North and South Kivu by a multi-stakeholder body made up of the Congolese government, minerals dealers, and local NGOs. The Enough Project joined more than two dozen delegates from Philips, Motorola Solutions, Fair Phone, ITRI, other industry partners, governments, civil society groups, journalists, and the Netherlands special envoy on a four-day trip to see first-hand the Kivus’ first conflict-free minerals supply chain in the works ...
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44 Leading Congolese and International NGOs Welcome Peace, Security, and Cooperation Framework but Call for Further Action To Make Peace a Reality

A group of prominent Congolese and international NGOs today called on countries in the Great Lakes region, along with their international partners, to ensure that the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework Agreement signed in Addis Ababa is given the political backing necessary to bring an end to war in the eastern Congo ...
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Congo Peace Framework Incomplete without Follow-on Negotiations, US Envoy

The “Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Region” to be signed on February 24 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia will only succeed if it is followed up by a robust peace process led by a capable United Nations mediator and strong backing from the United States. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will preside over the signing by Congo and neighboring countries ...
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Infographic: Peace by Committee

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Infographic: Peace by Committee
On September 27, 2012, President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and President Salva Kiir of South Sudan signed nine landmark agreements in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This infographic outlines the 17 committees and commissions responsible for implementing the agreements and making a path towards peace between the two Sudans ...
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U.S. and U.N. Must Apply Coordinated Leverage to Ensure Successful Congo Peace Process

The U.S. and U.N. must appoint senior-level envoys to lead the international community in applying incentives and deterrents necessary to bring all regional stakeholders to the table, and ensure they reach a final agreement addressing long-term drivers of conflict in eastern Congo, argues a new Enough Project paper ...
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Activist Brief: Conflict Gold 101

Activist Brief: Conflict Gold 101
Gold has emerged as the most lucrative conflict mineral for armed groups in Congo because it is easy to smuggle small quantities for large profits. This activist brief maps out the conflict-gold trade in Congo and outlines steps forward to bring an end to the deadly trade ...
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New Valentine’s Day Campaign Asks Jewelers to Help End Conflict Gold Trade

This Valentine’s Day, the Enough Project is launching a new campaign and video report documenting the trade in conflict gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Jewelry companies, the world’s largest consumers of gold, have an opportunity to help stop the deadly trade through supply chain action ...
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