The Enough Project and the Atlantic Council will host “Disrupting Illicit Financial Flows in Congo” in Washington DC tomorrow, October 19, a panel discussion on United States policy toward the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
New Report - The Terrorists' Treasury: How a Bank Linked to Congo's President Enabled Hezbollah Financiers to Bust U.S. Sanctions
Today, Enough’s investigate initiative, The Sentry, released its first report on the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This op-ed originally appeared in Foreign Affairs and was written by the Enough Project's John Prendergast and Sasha Lezhnev.
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.
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.
Rising instability and violence due to lack of a democratic transition brings new U.S. national security and regional threats; Enough Project calls for revved-up financial and diplomatic pressures on Kabila regime and its partners.
New Report: Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Addressing New Threats and Supporting Democratic Change in the DRC.
The Enough Project's new report recommends that an effective strategy to bring Congo back from the brink of crisis should focus on strongly supporting Congolese efforts to achieve a democratic transition through a much more robust strategy of financial pressure.
Activist Brief: "Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Addressing New Threats and Supporting Democratic Change in the DRC"
An effective strategy to bring Congo back from the brink of political and economic crisis should focus on achieving a democratic transition while also pushing for key structural reforms and immediate conflict mitigation steps in the Kasai region and the east.
Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Addressing New Threats and Supporting Democratic Change in the DRC
Nearly nine months after signing a political deal aimed at ushering in a landmark democratic transition in the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Joseph Kabila’s subversion of the accord places Congo at risk of much greater violence.
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 […]
Conflict minerals have fueled and continue to help sustain armed violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, linking them to the deadliest conflict globally since World War II. The four conflict minerals (gold, along with the 3Ts – tin, tantalum, and tungsten) are not the only sources of income to armed groups, but they are some of the most lucrative.
Guest blogger Jacqui Johns, a Georgetown College graduate and Conflict-Free Campus Initiative leader, writes about her four years as a CFCI Campus Organizer.
A new report has revealed that South Sudan and Uganda act as critical waypoints for the illegal trafficking of elephant tusks, pangolin scales, hippo teeth, and other endangered wildlife coming from Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
After following the trail of illegally poached elephants, pangolins, and other wildlife that benefit armed groups in Garamba National Park, the Enough Project went to the region to better understand where the wildlife was trafficked to.
In this piece, the Enough's Annie Callaway and Ian Schwab highlight the recent groundswell of support from Congolese groups, as well as a number of businesses, investors, and the public for maintaining the SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule, in response to attempts to undermine it.
In a joint statement on June 8, 195 Congolese civil society organizations welcomed the recent sanctions imposed by the European Union and the United States on senior Congolese government officials .
Today, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) placed Democratic Republic of Congo’s army General François Olenga Tete and a company linked to him, Safari Club, on its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List.
Washington, DC — The deadline closed yesterday for publicly traded companies in the United States to file their fourth annual Conflict Minerals Reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Enough Project looks forward to reviewing the reports and analyzing the progress companies have made in the last year, as well as marking any […]