Ian Schwab, Director of Advocacy and Impact Strategy at the Enough Project, will be a panelist at the 7th Annual Forum on Sudan and South Sudan.
This op-ed originally appeared in Daily Maverick and was written by Brian Adeba, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project, and Megha Swamy, Deputy Director of Policy and Analysis at The Sentry
Clooney and Prendergast write, "For this peace deal and future hopes of democracy ever to have a chance in a hijacked nation like South Sudan, those complicit in its capture and those spoiling potential peace must face steep consequences so that the rule of law replaces a business model dependent on looting and extreme violence."
Prendergast writes, "To achieve the hopes of the millions who rose up peacefully to call for change, the underlying corruption-fuelled system that incentivises violence and repression must be confronted head-on."
The leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition, former Vice President Riek Machar, arrived in Juba on September 9, 2019 to meet with President Salva Kiir in an attempt to work out outstanding issues inhibiting the implementation of the September 2018 peace agreement known as the revitalized agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan.
This op-ed originally appeared in Mail & Guardian and was written by John Prendergast, Founder of the Enough Project, and Brian Adeba, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project.
"South Sudan's Stalled Path to Peace" will be a look at South Sudan’s peace agreement and the measures required to build peace in the young nation. Experts from USIP, Enough Project, and Democracy International will offer concrete, evidence-based recommendations for how to mitigate conflict, promote peace and advance accountability.
Suliman Baldo, Enough’s Senior Policy Advisor, will participate in a private roundtable convened by Fordham University’s Department of African and African American Studies. The roundtable will focus on the peace process in South Sudan.
The tenuous peace agreement in South Sudan faces serious threats from a deep-rooted system of corruption and profiteering, according to a new report by the Enough Project. The report, “Safeguards to Peace,” identifies six severe gaps in the country’s economic governance.
In a major report released today, the Enough Project provides an in-depth look at South Sudan’s system of violent kleptocracy, detailing how the country’s leaders have enriched themselves while corrupting government institutions, stoking violent conflict, committing mass atrocities, and causing famine.
The Sentry welcomes the announcement today by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) that it has sanctioned three individuals, Gregory Vasili, Israel Ziv, and Obac William Olawo, for their roles in South Sudan’s conflict. Six entities owned or controlled by two of the aforementioned individuals were also designated pursuant to Executive Order 13664.
Peace Celebrations in Juba: Reform Needed for Sustainable Peace and to Thwart State Looting in South Sudan
Tomorrow, celebrations will take place in Juba to mark the peace deal signed last month between the government of South Sudan and armed opposition groups.
A new investigative report by The Sentry details how a set of banks has been hijacked for the personal benefit of leaders, powerful officials, and other “Politically-Exposed Persons” (PEPs, ie current or former senior foreign political figures, their immediate family, and their close associates).
A new investigative Africa Uncensored documentary, “The Profiteers,” featuring in part The Sentry’s investigative findings, explores linkages between South Sudan’s civil war and the operations of businesspeople, financial institutions, and government and military officials in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia.
In a new Enough Project policy report published today, authors John Prendergast and Brian Adeba detail how the September 12 peace deal signed between the South Sudan government and opposition does not address the root cause of the war: the hijacking of governing institutions and a violent kleptocratic system that incentivizes conflict and undermines peace processes.
Last week, a verdict handed down by a South Sudanese military court sparked international media buzz. Rightly so: amidst protracted armed conflict, in which thousands of women have reported being raped by government soldiers, it was a rare moment of accountability for atrocities in South Sudan.
This op-ed originally appeared in The Daily Beast and was written by the Enough Project's John Prendergast and Brian Adeba.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Breaking: South Sudan Peace Deal Signed Today – Fails to Address Corruption at Root of Conflict September 12, 2018 – The peace deal signed today in Addis Ababa between the government of South Sudan and armed opposition groups has significant flaws, including failing to address the looting by leaders of state resources and revenues. […]