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Note: This op-ed originally appeared in The Daily Beast and was written by Enough Project Founding Director John Prendergast.
KYANGWALI REFUGEE CAMP, Uganda —“What I left behind is so precious, so much more important than what I am left with here,” said the 37-year-old Congolese refugee we’ll call Edward. “When I arrived in the refugee camp, I fell to the ground in grief, traumatized by all that I had lost.”
Près de neuf mois après avoir signé un accord politique visant à inaugurer une transition démocratique majeure dans la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), la contestation de l’accord par le président Joseph Kabila risque d’exposer le pays à un fort regain de violence. Elle met également en péril la stabilité de la région et risque d’interrompre la fourniture de minéraux d’importance stratégique pour la sécurité nationale des Etats-Unis, et pour les industriels américains et autres fabricants et producteurs à l’échelle mondiale.
Nearly nine months after signing a political deal aimed at ushering in a landmark democratic transition in the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Joseph Kabila’s subversion of the accord places Congo at risk of much greater violence. It is also now creating the potential for regional instability and the possible disruption in the supply of minerals strategically important to U.S. national security and to U.S. and other global manufacturers.
271 organisations demandent une action urgente du Conseil des droits de l’homme
271 Groups Urge Prompt Human Rights Council Action
Des mesures urgentes sont nécessaires pour dissuader les violences et la répression à grande échelle
(Kinshasa) – The European Union and United States should expand targeted sanctions against those most responsible for recent violent repression and other serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a coalition of 72 Congolese and 15 international human rights organizations said today.
Résumé analytique et recommandations
La République démocratique du Congo n’est pas un État failli, du moins pas pour tout le monde. C’est un échec pour la grande majorité des Congolais qui souff rent du délabrement des services de sécurité, de santé et d’éducation. À l’inverse, pour les élites dirigeantes et leurs partenaires commerciaux, qui cherchent à extraire ou trafi quer les ressources de manière illicite au détriment du développement du pays, le Congo est un État effi cace.
By Sasha Lezhnev
Executive Summary and Recommendations
The Democratic Republic of Congo is not a failed state—for everyone. It is a failure for the vast majority of Congolese who suffer from abysmal security, health care, and education services. However, it is an efficient state for ruling elites and their commercial partners who seek to extract or traffic resources at the expense of Congo’s development.
By Holly Dranginis
Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by Enough Project Senior Policy Analyst Holly Dranginis and Intern Adam Finestone.
New field research from the Enough Project shows that the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is weakened to an unprecedented point, counting only 120 armed fighters in its ranks, scattered across three countries in central Africa. Despite its weakened state, the LRA continues to pose a threat to local populations in Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and in South Sudan, with 150 recorded attacks and 500 abductions of civilians for the first eight months of 2015 and 200,000 people displaced.
By Ledio Cakaj | Oct 26, 2015
Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by Enough Project Intern Amanda Schmitt.
MINERALS AND CONFLICT: Conflict minerals have fueled and continue to help sustain armed violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo), linking them to the deadliest conflict globally since World War II. The four conflict minerals (gold, along with tin, tantalum, and tungsten, the “3Ts”) are not the only source of income to armed groups, but they are some of the most lucrative.
Posted by Sasha Lezhnev
Posted by Garrett Moore on Aug 11, 2015
Posted by Enough Team on Jul 20, 2015
Today the Enough Project launched The Sentry, an initiative co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast that seeks to dismantle the networks of perpetrators, facilitators, and enablers who fund and profit from Africa’s deadliest conflicts. With The Sentry, Enough hopes to lend greater support to broader accountability measures as well as provide leverage to peace efforts aimed at ending Africa’s deadliest conflicts.
Days before a landmark vote on European conflict minerals regulation, rights groups call on politicians to vote for binding legislation requiring European companies to ensure their mineral purchases do not fund conflict or human rights abuses overseas.
Open Letter to Members of the European Parliament
Résumé exécutif et recommandations
Executive Summary and Recommendations
From the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) to Al-Shabaab, many of the world’s most infamous and destabilizing armed actors today finance their activities in part through the illegal exploitation and trade of natural resources. Theft in the context of armed conflict constitutes the war crime of pillage, which is punishable in most domestic jurisdictions and at the International Criminal Court (ICC).