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Secretive International Network Attempted to Take Over a Quarter of DR Congo’s Banking Sector

The Sentry’s latest report reveals activities of investment bank linked to former President Joseph Kabila ...
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New DR Congo Investigative Report: Covert Capital

New DR Congo Investigative Report: Covert Capital
A new investigation by Enough's partner, The Sentry, has uncovered how family members and allies of former President Joseph Kabila attempted to acquire a stake in three commercial banks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, accounting for more than one quarter of Congo’s $5 billion banking sector ...
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Leveraging Reform: Fighting Corruption in Post-Election DR Congo

Leveraging Reform: Fighting Corruption in Post-Election DR Congo
⭳ Download the full report. | Téléchargez en français  In the wake of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (hereafter Congo) flawed December 2018 elections, it is important for the international community to focus on key areas that can have a lasting impact in the country, in particular on addressing high-level corruption. Corruption is at the core of a particular type of systemic corruption in Congo – a form of state capture – that incentivizes certain elites inside and outside the country to derive personal profit via illicit financial activity while undermining government institutions and the rule of law in the deeply impoverished country ...
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Looking Back and Ahead: Remembering and Learning From the Rwandan Genocide

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Looking Back and Ahead: Remembering and Learning From the Rwandan Genocide
In just 100 days, from April 7 to mid-July 1994, the genocide took more than 800,000 lives, the fastest rate of mass murder in recorded history ...
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The Hill Op-ed: A Roadmap for the US in DRC and Other Budding African Democracies

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This op-ed originally appeared in The Hill and was written by Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project, and Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution ...
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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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