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.
In Historic UN Security Council Session, John Prendergast Briefs Members on Need to Act Against Corruption-Fueled Violence
John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project and Co-founder of The Sentry, briefed Security Council members on the urgent need for the international community to take action to address this crisis.
Today, John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry, is the featured guest author for Nicholas Kristof’s New York Times Sunday newsletter.
A new investigative report published today by The Sentry, “Delays and Red Flags: Elections in DR Congo,” explores allegations of corruption throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo’s current electoral cycle, including vulnerabilities that could challenge the overall integrity of the process.
This op-ed originally appeared in The Daily Beast and was written by the Enough Project's John Prendergast and Brian Adeba.
John Prendergast Briefs Security Council in First-Ever Session on Corruption and Conflict, Calls for New and Robust Financial Actions to Support Peace
Today, the U.N. Security Council held its first-ever session on the critical connection between corruption and conflict. John Prendergast, Founding Director at the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry, and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres were the two featured speakers at the historic briefing.
John Prendergast to Brief Historic UN Security Council Session on the Links Between Corruption and Armed Conflict
On Monday, September 10 at 10 a.m. EDT, the United Nations Security Council will host a first-ever session on the critical and devastating connection between corruption and conflict. John Prendergast, Enough’s Founding Director and co-Founder of The Sentry, will join UN Secretary-General António Guterres as one of the two featured speakers.
John Prendergast to Address UN Security Council in First-Ever Session on Nexus Between Corruption and Conflict
The Sentry’s Co-Founder Joins UN Secretary-General Guterres in Historic Session as United States Takes the Council Presidency Washington, D.C. – On Monday, September 10, the United Nations Security Council will hold its first-ever session on the critical connection between corruption and conflict. John Prendergast, Founding Director at the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry, will […]
South Sudan: U.N. Security Council Votes for Arms Embargo, Renews Sanctions, Designates Two More Individuals
oday, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution to renew the South Sudan sanctions regime and for an arms embargo until May 31, 2019. The Security Council also designated two individuals: Paul Malong Awan, the former Chief of Staff of South Sudan’s army, and Malek Ruben Riak, former Deputy Chief of Staff of South Sudan’s army.
Today, the African Union marks the 2018 Anti-Corruption Day, an opportunity for the AU to show leadership to address the catastrophic role of corruption in the worst conflicts on the continent.
This blog post was originally published in the International Forum for Democratic Studies' Power 3.0.
New Investigative Report: Security Vulnerabilities in Electronic Voting Technology Underscore Lack of Transparency in DR Congo’s Electoral Process
As President Kabila weighs running for an illegal third term, his regime’s electoral commission seeks purchase of 105,000 electronic voting machines with potentially severe security and privacy vulnerabilities. Voting machines made by same South Korean firm were rejected by Argentina
In a new op-ed, The Sentry co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast highlight the fatal flaw in peacemaking in Africa.
The international community has bestowed very different labels on Aung San Suu Kyi and Omar al-Bashir: Burma’s de facto leader is a Nobel Laureate, while Sudan’s head of state is an indictee of the International Criminal Court. Today, however, as they both face worldwide condemnation, the United States is on the dangerous path to lose leverage to influence either.
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.
In this report, authors Brian Adeba, Brad Brooks-Rubin, John Prendergast, and Jon Temin argue that the metastasizing crisis in South Sudan urgently requires a new strategy for achieving a sustainable peace.
Activist Brief: Breaking Out of the Spiral in South Sudan: Anti-Money Laundering, Network Sanctions, and a New Peacemaking Architecture
The metastasizing crisis in South Sudan requires a new strategy for achieving a sustainable peace. Conditions on the ground are unbearable for large swathes of South Sudan’s population, and regional peacemaking efforts are not delivering results.
A report published today by the Enough Project presents a comprehensive new approach to ending the destructive and deadly war in South Sudan.
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.