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Tag: D.R. Congo

The role of finance in the mineral supply chains

Deputy Director of Policy Sasha Lezhnev will join a panel from industry, investors, and international financial institutions, on the role of the financial sector in the minerals trade from conflict- and high-risk areas.

By Enough Team

November 1, 2018

Powering Down Corruption: Tackling Transparency and Human Rights Risks from Congo’s Cobalt Mines to Global Supply Chains

 Download the brief. Cobalt has rapidly emerged as one of the world’s most in-demand minerals, given it is an essential component in the lithium-ion batteries that power booming industries with products such as electric vehicles, cell phones, and laptops. While Congo is home to a wealth of natural resource reserves, its command over the global […]

By Enough Team

October 30, 2018

Powering Down Corruption: Tackling Transparency and Human Rights Risks from Congo's Cobalt Mines to Global Supply Chains

 Download the full report.  Résumé analytique et recommandations By Annie Callaway Executive Summary The copper and cobalt industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo) has become “a cash cow for those in power in Kinshasa and their acolytes here in the [Lualaba] province,” a miner at a cooperative in Kolwezi city told the Enough […]

By Enough Team

October 30, 2018

Running Out of Time: Elections in DR Congo

On September 14, 2018, The Sentry published an investigative report examining allegations of corruption and other red flags in the Democratic Republic of  Congo’s (Congo) current electoral process. 

By Enough Team

October 10, 2018

New U.S. Treasury Sanctions on Entities Affiliated with Gertler Critical for Addressing Violent Corruption in Congo

The Sentry and the Enough Project welcome the announcement today by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) that it has sanctioned 14 entities pursuant to Executive Order 13818, which targets serious human rights abuse and corruption, for being affiliated with Israeli businessman and billionaire Dan Gertler.

By Enough Team

June 15, 2018

John Prendergast Testifies to Congress on Sub-Saharan Africa, Urges Network Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Measures to Address War Linked to Grand Corruption

Today, John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry and Founding Director of the Enough Project, testified before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, in a hearing on “Protecting Civil Society, Faith-Based Actors, and Political Speech in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

By Enough Team

May 9, 2018