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A Window for Reform in Eastern Congo: November’s Elections and Three Achievable Steps on Conflict Minerals

A Window for Reform in Eastern Congo: November’s Elections and Three Achievable Steps on Conflict Minerals
For peace and stability to take hold in Congo, reform must happen on multiple fronts. The final lead-up to Congo’s elections marks a pivotal moment for reform and conflict prevention in eastern Congo, where success will require increased involvement from the Obama administration, the Congolese government, and corporations, all pushing for conflict minerals monitoring, mine security, and community protection ...

Field Dispatch: Refugees from Blue Nile Recount Atrocities, Government’s Targeting of Civilians

Field Dispatch: Refugees from Blue Nile Recount Atrocities, Government’s Targeting of Civilians
After a trip to the Ethiopian border, Enough Project researchers Amanda Hsiao and Omer Ismail report that Sudanese government forces and militias are killing and raping civilians in Blue Nile state, according to refugees who recently fled the fighting ...

Somalia: State-Building as if People Mattered

Somalia: State-Building as if People Mattered
The international community must temporarily redirect the pressure it is placing on Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government, and insist that it focus first and foremost on ensuring unimpeded access to famine victims in its areas of control. In Somalia, 750,000 people are at immediate risk of famine and a total of 4 million—half the total population—needs emergency assistance ...

Ending the Lord’s Resistance Army

Ending the Lord's Resistance Army
Now is the time to bring an end to the predatory militia known as the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA. If efforts to counter the LRA are not dramatically bolstered by sustained U.S. leadership, the group could strengthen and become an even greater threat to regional stability ...

How to Save Darfur’s Peace Process

How to Save Darfur’s Peace Process
The time has come to recognize that the issues in Darfur mirror those in South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and the East, and should therefore not be dealt with in isolation. The international community needs to abandon its piecemeal approach to Sudan and unite behind a demand for a comprehensive solution to the problem of overly concentrated, abusive power at the center ...

U.S. Congo Policy: Matching Deeds to Words to End the World’s Deadliest War

U.S. Congo Policy: Matching Deeds to Words to End the World’s Deadliest War
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in August 2009, and expressed a strong commitment to addressing the causes of conflict and unconscionable loss of human life. It is time for the U.S. administration to back the secretary’s words and deliver on its promises aimed at bolstering democratic processes and ending violence against civilians ...

Somalia’s Famine is Not Just a Catastrophe, It’s a Crime

Somalia’s Famine is Not Just a Catastrophe, It’s a Crime
Before the end of this year tens of thousands of people in Somalia—possibly hundreds of thousands—are going to die. As Somalis now starve, the militant Islamist group al-Shabaab denies them even the opportunity to migrate in search of food ...

Field Dispatch: Journey into Uncertainty

Field Dispatch: Journey into Uncertainty
Over 70,000 people are estimated to have been displaced in clashes between Sudanese Armed Forces, and the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army-North in South Kordafan. Yida village is in the northernmost part of Unity State in South Sudan, around 11km from the border with the north, and is now home to around 10,000 people displaced from South Kordofan, but the displaced may need to move again ...

A Diplomatic Surge to Stop Somalia’s Famine

A Diplomatic Surge to Stop Somalia’s Famine
Somalia is dying. Three-quarters of a million people are at immediate risk of famine; another 750,000 are refugees in neighboring countries, and 4 million – half the total population – is in need of emergency aid ...

What the Arab Spring Means for Sudan

What the Arab Spring Means for Sudan
The combination of current internal, regional and international variables could provide a real catalyst for future peace in Sudan. Demonstrations earlier this year, inspired by Arab Spring initiatives in neighboring countries, were ruthlessly crushed with draconian regime tactics—including rape of women involved in protests ...