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Tag: D.R. Congo

International Reaction to Impending Congo Election Results Will be Critical

The Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission (CENI) is expected to announce provisional results of the country's recent elections as early as tonight, January 9. Civil society, church, and opposition leaders express serious concern that the electoral commission will announce a fraudulent result. The Catholic Church and its partners, which deployed more than 40,000 election observers throughout the country, report that opposition candidate Martin Fayulu is the clear victor, according to their data from polling stations.

By Enough Team

January 9, 2019

“CONGO STORIES” As Historic Elections Loom in DR Congo, New Book Details Unparalleled History of International Exploitation, Greed, and Heroism

Out today, the new book “CONGO STORIES: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed,” coauthored by Enough Project Founding Director John Prendergast and Congolese activist Fidel Bafilemba, featuring photographs by Ryan Gosling, arrives at a critical moment. The Democratic Republic of Congo, which has suffered the deadliest war since World War II, faces a crucial […]

By Enough Team

December 4, 2018

Enough Project Lauds Passage of Strong, Bipartisan DR Congo Bill in U.S. House of Representatives

New legislation includes sanctions requirement targeting senior political leaders, works to counter corruption and human rights abuses, and support credible, transparent elections, free press, and peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo Washington DC (November 27, 2018) — The Enough Project applauds today’s passage of the “Democratic Republic of the Congo Democracy and Accountability Act […]

By Enough Team

November 27, 2018

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