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Tag: D.R. Congo

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

Influential Republican Presses Tillerson for Deeper U.S. Sanctions on Congo

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 […]

By Enough Team

August 18, 2017

Progress and Challenges on Conflict Minerals: Facts on Dodd-Frank 1502

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.

By Enough Team

July 25, 2017