Enough’s 5 Recommended Reads is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed.
- “EuroPressure: EU Financial Leverage for Impact in South Sudan” (Brief)
A new policy brief published on March 29 by the Enough Project urges the European Union to more clearly and consistently assert leadership and develop much-needed financial leverage that could support a truly reinvigorated peace process in South Sudan, a country hijacked by corrupt elites and marred by brutal conflict and urgent humanitarian crises.
- “CBS Show “Madam Secretary” Spotlights U.S.-Sudan Relations” (Blog)
If you caught “Madam Secretary” on April 1st and want to learn more about U.S.-Sudan relations or are looking to better understand how the episode reflects real issues, this blog can help.
- “Breaking the Cycle: Delinking Armed Actors from the Gold Supply Chain in Congo and the Great Lakes Region Through Fiscal Reform and Anti-Money Laundering” (Brief)
In advance of the annual OECD forum on responsible mineral supply chains, Enough is highlighting recommendations from its May 2017 brief, in which we found that major discrepancies in taxes on gold between Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda are incentivizing increased smuggling of conflict gold. Banks, diplomats, need to take further action, particularly on fiscal reform and anti-money laundering steps.
- “Six park rangers killed in DRC’s Virunga National Park” (Article)
Five rangers and their driver were tragically killed in eastern Congo’s Virunga National Park, one of the most important conservation sites in the world.
- “Sudan Day of Action” (Take Action)
On April 24th activists are coming together for a Day of Action to demand their Members of Congress take action and speak out against