Enough’s 5 Recommended Reads is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed.
- “Police Move to Seize South Sudanese General’s Australian Mansion Exposed in The Sentry’s “War Crimes” Report” (Press Release)
The Australian Federal Police launched proceedings recently to seize a million-dollar Melbourne mansion owned by General James Hoth Mai, former South Sudan Army Chief of Staff. The AFP pursued the case against General Hoth Mai after The Sentry’s September 2016 report that shed light on the General’s luxury property in a Melbourne’s suburb.
- “Spoiler Alert: The African Union’s and IGAD’s Contribution to South Sudan’s War” (Brief)
This brief warns that the spoilers of the peace process in South Sudan have been emboldened by repeated lack of action by key regional bodies, contributing to an escalation of armed conflict and imperiling the prospects of peace.
- “Conflict Minerals 101 video” (Video)
Until recent years, the conflict minerals supply chain was a very lucrative scheme for Congo’s armed groups and even parts of the Congolese army. That has now changed for 3 of the 4 minerals, but more must be done on conflict gold. Check out Enough’s new video to learn more.
- “Does Your Diamond Bring Peace?” (Blog)
Do you know the story of the diamond you’ll buy, and can you be confident that it helped the people of the country where it was mined? Sadly, in just about every case, the answer is no. Or maybe not. But it could — and should — be otherwise; writes Enough’s Brad Brooks-Rubin.
- “With Friends Like These: Strong Benchmarks for Next Phase of U.S.-Sudan Relations” (Report)
In this report Enough argues that the U.S. government’s October 2017 lifting of its comprehensive economic and financial sanctions on Sudan has created the impression that the Sudanese regime is evolving into a reliable partner and no longer poses a threat to the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States.