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Author: John Prendergast

How The World’s Newest Country Went Awry: South Sudan’s war, famine, and potential genocide

How The World’s Newest Country Went Awry: South Sudan’s war, famine, and potential genocide
War has been hell for South Sudan’s people, but it has been very lucrative for the country’s leaders and commercial collaborators, South Sudan’s war profiteers ...
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Violent Kleptocracies: How they’re destroying parts of Africa and how they can be dismantled

D.R. Congo
Millions of people have suffered and perished in the ongoing wars in East and Central Africa, including Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, and the Central African Republic. The big prize in these deadly conflicts is the control of a hijacked state and the natural resource wealth of the country ...
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Enough Project Statement: Stolen Assets Must be Returned to the South Sudanese People

Recently, the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, called for global support to recover assets stolen by South Sudanese elites and deposited into foreign bank accounts or spent on purchasing properties in foreign countries. This is not the first time President Kiir has expressed a desire to tackle elite corruption in his country. In past cases, however, there has been no effective follow through, leaving the situation unchanged and the stolen assets in the hands of those who stole them ...
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The Paper Tiger in South Sudan: Threats without Consequences for Atrocities and Kleptocracy

This policy brief adapts and expands on congressional testimony I delivered on April 27, 2016 before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations in a hearing on “South Sudan’s Prospects for Peace and Security.” ...
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Testimony of John Prendergast – South Sudan’s Prospects for Peace and Security

Testimony of John Prendergast, Enough Project Founding Director, before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations' hearing on “South Sudan’s Prospects for Peace and Security,” given on April 27, 2016 ...
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Modernized Sanctions for Sudan: Unfinished Business for the Obama Administration

Modernized Sanctions for Sudan: Unfinished Business for the Obama Administration
Peace efforts in Sudan have failed in the past, in large part because of insufficient international leverage over the Sudanese government, but now the Obama administration has an unprecedented opportunity in its final months in office to make a policy investment that could pay big dividends. The Obama administration can further build on new, emerging leverage with the Khartoum regime in support of an inclusive peace deal in Sudan leading to a transition to democracy ...
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Testimony of John Prendergast – Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership

South Sudan
Testimony of John Prendergast, Enough Project Founding Director, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's hearing on “Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership,” given on December 10, 2015 ...
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Open Letter on U.S. Engagement in South Sudan’s Peace Process

In an open letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, Ambassador Susan Rice, and Ambassador Samantha Power, Enough Project Founding Director John Prendergast supports the U.S. Government's ongoing efforts and proposes specific steps for enhancing engagement toward the current South Sudan peace process ...
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Open Letter on U.S. Engagement in South Sudan’s Peace Process

In an open letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, Ambassador Susan Rice, and Ambassador Samantha Power, Enough Project Founding Director John Prendergast supports the U.S. Government's ongoing efforts and proposes specific steps for enhancing engagement toward the current South Sudan peace process ...
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Testimony of John Prendergast – Human Rights Violations in Sudan

Testimony of John Prendergast - Human Rights Violations in Sudan
Testimony of John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project, before the United States Congress Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on “Human Rights Violations in Sudan,” given on March 4, 2015 ...
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