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Tag: D.R. Congo

New Brief: Breaking the Cycle on Conflict Gold

En français ci-dessous Based on our recent field research, the Enough Project published a new policy brief on gold, “Breaking the Cycle: Delinking Armed Actors from the Gold Supply in Congo and the Great Lakes Region Through Fiscal Reform and Anti-Money Laundering (AML).” Click here for the read the full brief. Summary While there has been significant […]

By Enough Team

May 24, 2017

Time for High-level EU and US Targeted Sanctions on DR Congo

It is time to increase international pressure to prevent a wider crisis in Congo. The E.U. should add a new criterion to its sanctions regime focused on corruption, which would allow the E.U. to place sanctions on high-level officials involved in large-scale corruption.

By Enough Team

May 9, 2017

The Center Does Not Hold in Kasai

This two-part blog series aims to shed light on wider violence in the Kasai region based on recent field reporting carried out there. The disappearances and killings of the investigators highlight the risks involved in documenting human rights violations in the area. They also emphasize the ongoing need for such reporting.

By Enough Team

April 10, 2017

In Kasai, A Violent Quest for Prosperity

This two-part blog series aims to shed light on wider violence in the Kasai region based on recent field reporting carried out there. The disappearances and killings of the investigators highlight the risks involved in documenting human rights violations in the area. They also emphasize the ongoing need for such reporting.

By Enough Team

April 10, 2017

U.S. News & World Report Op-ed: Keep Minerals Conflict-Free

It was not long ago that central Africa was mired in its "first world war" that led to 5.4 million deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Slowly and painstakingly, conflict-affected areas have started to recover. But peace is fragile, and a reversion to widespread violence is never a far-off prospect.

By Enough Team

February 24, 2017

Enough Project Comment to the SEC in Support of Conflict Minerals Rule Implementation

On January 31, Acting Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Michael Piwowar welcomed interested parties to submit comments in response to a statement calling into question the current Conflict Minerals Rule. In the weeks following, numerous companies, investors, activists, NGOs, and others have come out publicly in support of the Rule. The Enough Project strongly opposes any suspension, weakening, or repeal of the current Conflict Minerals Rule, and urges the SEC to increase enforcement of the Rule. Our full comment can be found below.

By Enough Team

February 24, 2017

The De Facto Embargo is Over: Record-High Conflict-Free Minerals Exports from Eastern Congo

The conflict-free minerals trade has been slowly but steadily increasing in recent years, and 2016 resulted in record-high exports from the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo once again. The North Kivu province, the most 3T-rich minerals province in Congo, exported record-high conflict-free export numbers for both tin and tantalum in 2016. This counters the claims that Dodd-Frank 1502, often referred to as the conflict minerals law, is leading to a de facto embargo on eastern Congo’s minerals.

By Enough Team

February 16, 2017

2017 Conflict Minerals Company Rankings

This Valentine’s Day the Enough Project is excited to announce we will once again be ranking leading companies on their efforts to source conflict-free minerals from Congo. With the Dodd-Frank 1502 conflict minerals law under increasing threat of being repealed or weakened, this consumer holiday is the perfect time to let companies know we expect a strong commitment to conflict-free sourcing.

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February 14, 2017

Fox News Op-ed: Congo's Violent Kleptocracy at a Crossroads

At fifteen minutes to midnight on New Year’s Eve, early fireworks went off in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These weren’t to celebrate another new year, but rather the signing of an agreement that, if implemented, paves the way for the country’s first ever peaceful, democratic transition of power. 

By Enough Team

February 6, 2017

Massachusetts Governor to Sign Landmark “Conflict-Free” Procurement Law

Human rights activists and policymakers are celebrating as Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will sign a statewide “conflict-free” legislation in an official ceremony tomorrow afternoon. Massachusetts now joins Maryland and California as the third state in the country to have passed legislation supporting a conflict-free minerals trade and peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as 25 schools and six cities around the world which have implemented similar policies.

By Enough Team

February 1, 2017