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Full Transparency Paramount During Congo Post-Electoral Period

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Full Transparency Paramount During Congo Post-Electoral Period
The coming days will prove critical for the Democratic Republic of Congo, as the country navigates the post-electoral process of a hotly contested presidential race ...
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International Reaction to Impending Congo Election Results Will be Critical

The Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission (CENI) is expected to announce provisional results of the country's recent elections as early as tonight, January 9. Civil society, church, and opposition leaders express serious concern that the electoral commission will announce a fraudulent result. The Catholic Church and its partners, which deployed more than 40,000 election observers throughout the country, report that opposition candidate Martin Fayulu is the clear victor, according to their data from polling stations ...
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Serious Concerns about the Credibility of DR Congo’s Electoral Process

Process marred by repression, major transparency issues, seriously unlevel playing field. Enough Project and The Sentry’s experts are available for comment ...
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In Joint Statement, NGOs Urge London Metal Exchange to Adopt Thorough Due Diligence Standards

On December 5, 2018, the Enough Project and 12 other international NGOs submitted the below letter to the London Metal Exchange (LME), urging it to adopt thorough due diligence standards into its recent Responsible Sourcing proposal ...
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“CONGO STORIES” As Historic Elections Loom in DR Congo, New Book Details Unparalleled History of International Exploitation, Greed, and Heroism

Out today, the new book "CONGO STORIES: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed," coauthored by Enough Project Founding Director John Prendergast and Congolese activist Fidel Bafilemba, featuring photographs by Ryan Gosling, arrives at a critical moment. The Democratic Republic of Congo, which has suffered the deadliest war since World War II, faces a crucial month with hotly contested elections scheduled two days before Christmas. The authors are donating 100 percent of their proceeds to create a Congo Stories Upstander Fund, which will provide support to many of the Congolese heroes profiled in the book in their efforts to create ...
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Enough Project Lauds Passage of Strong, Bipartisan DR Congo Bill in U.S. House of Representatives

New legislation includes sanctions requirement targeting senior political leaders, works to counter corruption and human rights abuses, and support credible, transparent elections, free press, and peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo Washington DC (November 27, 2018) -- The Enough Project applauds today's passage of the "Democratic Republic of the Congo Democracy and Accountability Act of 2018" (H.R. 6207) in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Act, drafted and passed in a bipartisan effort, aims to counter corruption and human rights abuses, and to support free and fair elections, unfettered rights to free press, speech, and assembly in the Democratic Republic ...
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Watch Now: Conflict-Free Gold from Congo Now Available in US Jewelry Stores

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Watch Now: Conflict-Free Gold from Congo Now Available in US Jewelry Stores
Consumers can play a role to help end the conflict gold trade and promote a responsible gold trade.  ...
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Experts Applaud Appointment of Pham as U.S. Envoy to Africa’s Great Lakes Region

Today, the U.S. Department of State announced the appointment of Dr. J. Peter Pham as the U.S. Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa ...
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New Report – Powering Down Corruption: Tackling Transparency and Human Rights Risks from Congo’s Cobalt Mines to Global Supply Chains

New Report - Powering Down Corruption: Tackling Transparency and Human Rights Risks from Congo's Cobalt Mines to Global Supply Chains
Today, the Enough Project released a report documenting the links between cobalt mining, corruption, and human rights abuses in D.R. Congo ...
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“Powering Down Corruption”: New Report Highlights High-Level Corruption and Human Rights Abuses in Cobalt Supply Chain, as Global Demand Surges

Enough Project report focuses on opportunity for auto, electronics companies to address transparency issues while making electric vehicles, green products ...
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