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The Sentry and Enough Project Statement: Dramatically Increased Pressure and Diplomacy Needed to Advance Peace in South Sudan

In advance of the critical meeting that the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) will be hosting next week on the state borders dispute in South Sudan, the international community should begin preparations to dramatically increase the pressure on any spoilers in the event that the negotiations fail to generate progress ...
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The Sentry and Enough Project Statement: US Should Accelerate Process to Remove Sudan from Terrorism List and Impose Network Sanctions on Spoilers Undermining Peace in the Country

Click here to download the statement.  December 12, 2019 The time has come to remove Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, and the United States should accelerate its ongoing process to make this determination. At the same time, it should support reform efforts by imposing targeted sanctions on spoiler networks of officials and enablers who are undermining peace, human rights, and the transition to democracy. Since being sworn into office three months ago, the civilian-led cabinet of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has taken significant action to protect basic human rights, fight corruption, and curb the influence and activities ...
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Solutions to Conflict Gold Smuggling from Venezuela, Congo, and Beyond: Event at the Atlantic Council

Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project, participated in a panel discussion at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on December 10 titled “Venezuelan illegal mining: Transnational crime, displacement, and violence.” ...
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Enough’s Sasha Lezhnev Briefs UN Security Council on Central Africa: Preventing Conflict by Focusing on Financial Issues

Enough’s Sasha Lezhnev Briefs UN Security Council on Central Africa: Preventing Conflict by Focusing on Financial Issues
On December 6, Enough Project Deputy Director of Policy Sasha Lezhnev briefed the United Nations Security Council on conflict prevention in Central Africa, emphasizing the need for the Council and the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) to focus strategically on the financial aspect of crises in the region ...
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Sudanese Prime Minister Hamdok Recognizes the Role of Darfur Activist Movement

In 2004, a coalition of religious, political, and humanitarian organizations came together to address disturbing reports of atrocities that began emerging from Sudan’s western region of Darfur in 2003. For years, they raised awareness and advocated for international action to support the Sudanese people’s quest for peace and an end to the brutal regime headed by Omar al-Bashir, who was removed from power in April 2019. Now, Sudan’s new civilian prime minister has linked the profound changes in Sudan’s governance structure to the solidarity of those international activists and organizations. Advocacy in the United States focused on the genocide in ...
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رئيس الوزراء السوداني حمدوك يثمن دور حركة النشطاء حول احداث دارفور

في عام 2004، اجتمع تحالف من المنظمات الدينية والسياسية والإنسانية للتصدي للتقارير المثيرة للقلق التي بدات في الورود  بشأن الأعمال الوحشية  الجارية بمنطقة دارفور بغرب السودان منذ عام 2003. وعلى مدى عدة سنوات، قامت تلك المنظمات برفع مستوى الوعي ونادت باتخاذ إجراءات دولية لدعم سعي الشعب السوداني من أجل تحقيق السلام ووضع حد للنظام االعنيف الذي يترأسه عمر البشير، الذي أطيح به من السلطة في أبريل 2019. ، ولقد قام رئيس الوزراء المدني الجديد في السودان مؤخرا  بربط التغيرات الجوهرية في هيكل الحكم في السودان  بالتضامن الذي الذي يجمع بين هؤلاء الناشطين والمنظمات الدولية. أدت عمليات المؤازرة والدعم في الولايات ...
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Sanctions Strategies: How to Improve Sanctions Effectiveness with Strategic Planning

Sanction
During a budget hearing in the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) highlighted a number of key questions and issues concerning sanctions strategies in Africa. Rep. Omar referred specifically to The Sentry’s recent report on sanctions effectiveness and inquired as to how the U.S. government develops its sanctions policies to include strategic alignment, clear messaging, and exit strategies. These are areas in which there is room for improvement ...
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Enough Project and The Sentry Statement: Maximum Pressure Campaign and Diplomatic Surge Needed Now in South Sudan

South Sudan
Click here to download this statement. The latest postponement in South Sudan of the formation of a government of national unity for another 100 days, along with the lack of implementation of key aspects of the peace accord, demonstrates the inadequacy of current efforts to promote peace in the country. Ad hoc emergency diplomacy and vague threats of future consequences will not bring about the full implementation of the peace agreement. Given the monumental failures by the leaders of the South Sudanese government and the opposition, the time has come for a maximum pressure campaign, one that is tied to ...
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Important But Hidden News: Key IMF Loan to Congo Contingent on Anti-Corruption Reforms

An important but under-reported piece of news on the Democratic Republic of Congo over the last few months is the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) decision not to provide a loan to the country until the Congolese government enacts key transparency and anti-corruption reforms. IMF loans are critically important for the Congolese government. If they move forward, they open the door for other, much larger amounts of aid money from donors such as the World Bank and the African Development Bank. The World Bank has already said that it could provide Congo with up to $5 billion in aid over the ...
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Congo Warlord Bosco Ntaganda Sentenced to Harshest Ever Term by ICC. His Backers Should Also Be Held Accountable.

D.R. Congo
Today, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, also known as the “The Terminator,” to its harshest ever punishment: 30 years in prison. The long sentence handed down today sends an important signal to current armed commanders in Congo and elsewhere in the region that if they order mass killings or sexual violence, or commit other grave crimes, they will be held accountable for their actions ...
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