Consumers can play a role to help end the conflict gold trade and promote a responsible gold trade.
Today, the U.S. Department of State announced the appointment of Dr. J. Peter Pham as the U.S. Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa.
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.
New Report - Powering Down Corruption: Tackling Transparency and Human Rights Risks from Congo's Cobalt Mines to Global Supply Chains
Today, the Enough Project released a report documenting the links between cobalt mining, corruption, and human rights abuses in D.R. Congo.
“Powering Down Corruption”: New Report Highlights High-Level Corruption and Human Rights Abuses in Cobalt Supply Chain, as Global Demand Surges
Enough Project report focuses on opportunity for auto, electronics companies to address transparency issues while making electric vehicles, green products.
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 […]
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 […]
The Golden Laundromat: Conflict Gold May Be Entering US Through Gold Trading Network – New Investigation
New investigative report by The Sentry raises serious concerns that gold mined from conflict areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo may wind up in the supply chains of 283 U.S. publicly listed companies, including Amazon, Sony, and General Electric, through a global gold trading corporate network controlled by Belgian tycoon Alain Goetz.
Political change, military transformation, and the path forward for the Democratic Republic of Congo
Deputy Director of Policy Sasha Lezhnev will join a panel moderated by Michael O'Hanlon of Brookings on security issues and the political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of the elections scheduled for December 2018.
Amidst a surge of global attention on violence against women, the Nobel Peace Prize Committee sent a signal that speaking truth to power about it is an act of unequivocal heroism.
This guest blog was written by Amanda Ulrich, with assistance from members of Portland's Never Again Coalition.
A new investigative report published today by The Sentry, “Delays and Red Flags: Elections in DR Congo,” explores allegations of corruption throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo’s current electoral cycle, including vulnerabilities that could challenge the overall integrity of the process.
Yesterday’s announcement in the Democratic Republic of Congo that President Joseph Kabila will not stand for an illegal third term in presidential elections scheduled for December is an important step but has not resolved several key issues that are critical for ensuring a credible electoral process and ending systemic corruption and violence in Congo.
The Senate Human Rights Caucus, co-chaired by Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Thom Thillis (R-NC), will host a panel discussion on upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo featuring Enough Project Deputy Policy Director Sasha Lezhnev and other Congo experts.
Bipartisan Congressional Bill on Congo is Timely Warning for President Kabila, Includes New Sanctions Requirement
A new bipartisan Congressional bill introduced this week that seeks to support free and fair elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo was approved today by the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.
Sentry Alert: Security Vulnerabilities in Electronic Voting Technology Underscore Lack of Transparency in DR Congo’s Electoral Process
A new investigative report published today by The Sentry reveals potential vulnerabilities in the electronic voting technology currently being prototyped for use in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
New Investigative Report: Security Vulnerabilities in Electronic Voting Technology Underscore Lack of Transparency in DR Congo’s Electoral Process
As President Kabila weighs running for an illegal third term, his regime’s electoral commission seeks purchase of 105,000 electronic voting machines with potentially severe security and privacy vulnerabilities. Voting machines made by same South Korean firm were rejected by Argentina
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.
This op-ed originally appeared in The Daily Beast and was written by Enough Project Founding Director John Prendergast.