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Author: Rachel Finn

U.S. Sanctions Kony’s Sons for Ivory Trafficking following Enough Project Research

On Tuesday, August 23, the U.S. Treasury Department placed two commanders of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) under U.S. sanctions, Salim and Ali Kony. The Enough Project was the first to report on Salim and Ali leading LRA ivory trafficking in October 2015. The sanctions will make it harder for regional government or army officials to conduct business with the LRA and pave the way for future possible sanctions ...
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120 Members of Congress Urge President Obama to Prioritize Sudan

120 Members of Congress Urge President Obama to Prioritize Sudan
On Wednesday, May 4, 120 bispartisan Members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to keep Sudan a priority in the final months of his Administration ...
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John Prendergast Testifies before Congress on South Sudan

John Prendergast Testifies before Congress on South Sudan
On Wednesday April 27, Enough Project Founding Director John Prendergast testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations for a hearing entitled “South Sudan’s Prospects for Peace and Security.” ...
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Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army Added by U.S., U.N. to Additional Sanctions Designations Lists

Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army Added by U.S., U.N. to Additional Sanctions Designations Lists
This week, the U.S. Government and the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) took additional positive steps to ensure Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) are subject to U.S. and multilateral sanctions ...
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Advocates Take Action in D.C. for 2nd Lemkin Summit

Advocates Take Action in D.C. for 2nd Lemkin Summit
From January 30-February 1, approximately 140 activists and student leaders in the anti-atrocity movement came to D.C. to network with one another, develop their advocacy skills, and engage with experts on new approaches and non-traditional tools to end and prevent mass atrocities in places such as the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Sudan ...
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Sen. Markey urges strong U.S. policy, including targeted sanctions, in support of timely, free, and fair Congolese Elections

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Sen. Markey urges strong U.S. policy, including targeted sanctions, in support of timely, free, and fair Congolese Elections
On Thursday, February 4, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, expressing deep concern over, and urging strong action in response to, delayed Presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo) ...
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Statement from White House on Joint US-China Commitment on Wildlife Trafficking and Peacekeeping

Statement from White House on Joint US-China Commitment on Wildlife Trafficking and Peacekeeping
The White House Fact Sheet following Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to the U.S. includes joint commitments from the two countries on both wildlife trafficking and peacekeeping as part of their collaboration to address global and regional challenges ...
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ICC Case against Bosco Ntaganda Begins

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ICC Case against Bosco Ntaganda Begins
Today, September 2nd, 2015, the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague opens its case against Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda. Ntaganda faces a total of 18 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity ...
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Portland, Oregon Passes Conflict-Free City Resolution

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Portland, Oregon Passes Conflict-Free City Resolution
Activists and policymakers are celebrating the Portland City Council’s vote today to enact a policy enabling them to support purchasing conflict-free products from the Democratic Republic of Congo ...
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Take Action this #WorldElephantDay

Take Action this #WorldElephantDay
Today, people around the globe are coming together in support of elephants. This year is particularly important as wildlife trafficking, which includes the poaching of ivory tusks from elephants, continues to pose a large threat to populations of elephants ...
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