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Enough’s 5 Recommended Reads | August 24

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Enough’s 5 Recommended Reads | August 24

Posted by Enough Team on August 24, 2017

Enough’s 5 Recommended Reads is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed. 

  1. Senators Corker and Coons to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: Deploy Financial Tools to End Corrupt Behavior of South Sudanese Leaders” (Letter)
    In a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) detail the necessary steps the Treasury Department should take on South Sudan to “cut off the free flow of resources to the political and military elites, their families and associates.”
  2. Pushing for Progress on Abyei” (Blog)
    This blogpost is part two of a two-part blog series on the ongoing tensions in Abyei.
  3. The AU Task Forces: An African Response to Transnational Armed Groups” (Article)
    This article from Enough Non-Resident Senior Fellow Dr. Christopher Day in The Journal of Modern African Studies examines the Task Forces created by the African Union (AU) to address the security threats posed by Boko Haram and the Lord’s Resistance Army.
  4. New Amnesty International Report Details Extensive Sexual Abuse in South Sudan’s War” (Blog)
    Amnesty International’s latest report on South Sudan discusses how the parties in the conflict have subjected thousands of South Sudanese to sexual violence.
  5. Influential Republican Presses Tillerson for Deeper U.S. Sanctions on Congo” (Blog)
    House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce wrote to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last week on the Democratic Republic of Congo, urging him to work with the Treasury Department to “target the finances of additional Congolese officials who are standing in the way of the elections that are mandated by Congo’s constitution.”