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Enough’s 5 Recommended Reads | October 19

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Enough’s 5 Recommended Reads | October 19

Posted by Enough Team on October 19, 2017

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

  1. The Terrorists’ Treasury” (Report)
    On October 16, Enough’s investigative initiative The Sentry released its first report on the Democratic Republic of Congo, arguing that the same banks used by kleptocratic governments to divert state assets can also be used by terrorist financing networks.
  2. Trump Administration Lifts Sudan Sanctions” (Press Release)
    In the wake of the Administration lifting sanctions on Sudan, the Enough Project issued a press release calling for a new policy track tied to smart, modernized network sanctions.
  3. Senators Urge Trump Administration to Address Crisis in Congo” (Blog)
    In a letter earlier this month, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Christopher Coons (D-DE), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward Markey (D-MA), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) urged the Trump Administration to address the political and humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  4. Washington Post: The Central African Republic could be on the brink of a bloodbath” (Article)
    This October 10 Washington Post article, which quotes Enough’s Policy Analyst Nathalia Dukhan, describes how the latest violence in the Central African Republic is due in part to the new government’s failure to satisfy the armed groups’ demands for political representation and amnesty.
  5. The ‘rape capital of the world’? We women in Congo don’t see it that way” (Op-Ed)
    In a recent op-ed in the Guardian, Justine Masika Bihamba, activist and founder of Synergie des Femmes, highlights the role of Congolese women leading the fight against sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She also emphasizes that Congo needs more women in positions of political power.