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Enough Project Encourages Corporate Responsibility in DR Congo's Electoral Process

On March 26, Enough sent a letter to Miru Systems Co., a South Korean company specializing in electronic voting systems. It has been reported that Miru is poised to provide electronic voting technology to Congo’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) for elections that are scheduled to occur in December 2018.  

By Enough Team

April 19, 2018

Conflict Minerals 101: 2018 Update

Until recent years, the conflict minerals supply chain was a very lucrative scheme for Congo’s armed groups and even parts of the Congolese army. But now that’s all changing. Check out Enough’s updated conflict minerals 101 video and learn about what you can do to continue to hold companies accountable.

By Enough Team

March 12, 2018

Red Flags in DR Congo's Electoral Process: Time for Consequences

Current President Joseph Kabila’s term of office expired in December 2016, but his government has repeatedly failed to hold elections. Each time the Kabila administration delays elections, it trots out a smoke screen of technical excuses, and some of these are the government’s own making.

By Enough Team

March 8, 2018

Ropes & Gray Webinar: Takeaways from the Enough Project’s Consumer Electronics and Jewelry Retail Company Conflict Minerals Rankings

In mid-November, The Enough Project released its report on 3TG compliance procedures and disclosures by consumer electronics and jewelry retailer companies. In particular, the report focused on company efforts to source conflict-free from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and supporting a transparent mining sector in the DRC. This webinar will feature an overview of the report, including Enough’s recommendations for all companies.

By Enough Team

December 4, 2017

Ambassador Haley’s Visit to South Sudan and Congo

During her trip to Africa this week, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is traveling to South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Both South Sudan and Congo are regions of focus for the Enough Project and its recent work has put forth a number of recommendations that U.S. policymakers can implement.

By Enough Team

October 25, 2017

Women in Congo are Working for Change from Within, Writes Congolese Activist

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.

By Enough Team

October 12, 2017

Senators Urge Trump Administration to Address Crisis in Congo

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.

By Enough Team

October 9, 2017