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New Report Warns South Sudan Peace Deal Does Not Address Primary Cause of War

In a new Enough Project policy report published today, authors John Prendergast and Brian Adeba detail how the September 12 peace deal signed between the South Sudan government and opposition does not address the root cause of the war: the hijacking of governing institutions and a violent kleptocratic system that incentivizes conflict and undermines peace processes ...
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Neo-Colonialism and a Faustian Bargain Undermine South Sudan’s Peace Deal

Read the full report. By John Prendergast and Brian Adeba Peace remains elusive in South Sudan.  The latest in a line of peace deals – this one signed on September 12, 2018 between the South Sudan government and opposition – does not address the primary root cause of the war: the hijacking of governing institutions and the creation of a violent kleptocratic state that enriches senior officials and their commercial collaborators while doing nothing to provide social services, build infrastructure, create transparency, introduce accountability, reinforce the rule of law, or grow the economy of South Sudan. Fueling this ongoing strife ...
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In Historic UN Security Council Session, John Prendergast Briefs Members on Need to Act Against Corruption-Fueled Violence

In Historic UN Security Council Session, John Prendergast  Briefs Members on Need to Act Against Corruption-Fueled Violence
John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project and Co-founder of The Sentry, briefed Security Council members on the urgent need for the international community to take action to address this crisis ...
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Conflict Minerals Remain Priority for City of Portland, Oregon

Conflict Minerals Remain Priority for City of Portland, Oregon
This guest blog was written by Amanda Ulrich, with assistance from members of Portland's Never Again Coalition ...
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John Prendergast guest authors NY Times newsletter: Go after the money to stop human rights crimes

John Prendergast guest authors NY Times newsletter: Go after the money to stop human rights crimes
Today, John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry, is the featured guest author for Nicholas Kristof’s New York Times Sunday newsletter ...
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New Investigative Report Raises Red Flags for Upcoming Elections in DR Congo

A new investigative report published today by The Sentry, “Delays and Red Flags: Elections in DR Congo,” explores allegations of corruption throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo’s current electoral cycle, including vulnerabilities that could challenge the overall integrity of the process ...
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Terrain Hotel Verdict Should Stoke International Pressure for Justice in South Sudan

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Last week, a verdict handed down by a South Sudanese military court sparked international media buzz. Rightly so: amidst protracted armed conflict, in which thousands of women have reported being raped by government soldiers, it was a rare moment of accountability for atrocities in South Sudan ...
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The Daily Beast Op-ed: In South Sudan, A Peace Deal Without Peace

This op-ed originally appeared in The Daily Beast and was written by the Enough Project's John Prendergast and Brian Adeba ...
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South Sudan Peace Deal Signed Today – Fails to Address Corruption at Root of Conflict

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Breaking: South Sudan Peace Deal Signed Today – Fails to Address Corruption at Root of Conflict September 12, 2018 – The peace deal signed today in Addis Ababa between the government of South Sudan and armed opposition groups has significant flaws, including failing to address the looting by leaders of state resources and revenues. These shortcomings could easily lead the country right back to full-scale war. John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry, said: "Today’s peace deal lacks meaningful checks and balances on a presidency that already wields immense powers, which are primarily ...
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John Prendergast Briefs Security Council in First-Ever Session on Corruption and Conflict, Calls for New and Robust Financial Actions to Support Peace

Today, the U.N. Security Council held its first-ever session on the critical connection between corruption and conflict. John Prendergast, Founding Director at the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry, and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres were the two featured speakers at the historic briefing ...
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