Enough's 5 Recommended Reads
is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed.
- "Seven Letters from Congolese Groups in Support of the U.S. Conflict Minerals Law" (Blog)
In recent weeks, 89 Congolese civil society groups in total have issued seven different letters supporting the U.S. Dodd-Frank 1502 Conflict Minerals Law and SEC Rule.
- "Is the Sudan-Saudi Arabia Alliance Paying Off?" (Blog)
With only one week left in his administration, President Obama issued an Executive Order that conditionally lifted long-standing sanctions on Sudan.
- "Enough Project Comment to the SEC in Support of Conflict Minerals Rule Implementation" (Brief)
On February 24th, the Enough Project submitted this comment the the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in response to a statement from Acting SEC Chairman Michael Piwowar calling into question the current Dodd-Frank 1502 Conflict Minerals Rule.
- "Corruption Continues to Blight Several African Countries" (Blog)
Transparency International recently released the results of its 2016 Corruptions Perceptions Index, and the Enough Project’s countries of focus are among the worst performers on the list of 176: the Democratic Republic of Congo is ranked at 156, Central African Republic (CAR) at 159, Sudan at 170, South Sudan at 175, and Somalia is last.
- "British banks are go-betweens in global conflict. This can be stopped" (Op-Ed)
In this February 20th Guardian op-ed, authors George Clooney and Enough Founding Director John Prendergast describe how putting financial pressure on banks which support high-level corruption and illicit trade in natural resources can help save lives.