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Tag: D.R. Congo

Ropes & Gray Webinar: Takeaways from the Enough Project’s Consumer Electronics and Jewelry Retail Company Conflict Minerals Rankings

In mid-November, The Enough Project released its report on 3TG compliance procedures and disclosures by consumer electronics and jewelry retailer companies. In particular, the report focused on company efforts to source conflict-free from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and supporting a transparent mining sector in the DRC. This webinar will feature an overview of the report, including Enough’s recommendations for all companies.

By Enough Team

December 4, 2017

Ambassador Haley’s Visit to South Sudan and Congo

During her trip to Africa this week, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is traveling to South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Both South Sudan and Congo are regions of focus for the Enough Project and its recent work has put forth a number of recommendations that U.S. policymakers can implement.

By Enough Team

October 25, 2017

Women in Congo are Working for Change from Within, Writes Congolese Activist

In a recent op-ed in the Guardian, Justine Masika Bihamba, activist and founder of Synergie des Femmes, highlights the role of Congolese women leading the fight against sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She also emphasizes that Congo needs more women in positions of political power.

By Enough Team

October 12, 2017

Senators Urge Trump Administration to Address Crisis in Congo

In a letter last week, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Christopher Coons (D-DE), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward Markey (D-MA), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) urged the Trump Administration to address the political and humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

By Enough Team

October 9, 2017

Influential Republican Presses Tillerson for Deeper U.S. Sanctions on Congo

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce wrote to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last week on the Democratic Republic of Congo. In his letter, he commends U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley for her “outspoken criticism of President [Joseph] Kabila’s failure to honor the constitution” and urges Tillerson to work with […]

By Enough Team

August 18, 2017