STATEMENT: Enough Project on Sanctions Against Individuals in
Central African Republic
Following the announcement that President Obama is authorizing the imposition of sanctions against five individuals for fueling violence in the Central African Republic, Kasper Agger, field researcher at the Enough Project, issued the following statement.
“The announcement from the President is an important step forward to hold those most responsible for the continuing violence accountable and work towards a peace process. But authorizing sanctions is only part of a multi-pronged solution and disarmament strategy that should target all armed groups. A comprehensive approach to stem the violence across the country should also focus on the political peace and reconciliation process, combined with support for the transitional government and the justice system to end impunity.”
Earlier this month, the Enough Project released “Behind the Headlines: Drivers of Violence in the Central African Republic,” which provided a comprehensive analysis of the conflict and outlined the role of the illicit trade of diamonds and elephant ivory, and offered recommendations to stem the violence.
To speak with an Enough Project spokesperson about the violence in the Central African Republic and the sanctions issued by President Obama, please contact Alec Saslow (720.319.4948, Alec@
The Enough Project is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on the crises in Sudan, South Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Enough conducts intensive field research, develops practical policies to address these crises, and shares sensible tools to empower citizens and groups working for change. To learn more about Enough, go to www.enoughproject.org.