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27 Oct 2016 description
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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.

27 Oct 2016 description
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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.

30 Jan 2016 description
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Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by Enough Project Senior Policy Analyst Holly Dranginis and Intern Adam Finestone.

04 Nov 2015 description
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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

06 Oct 2015 description
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Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by Enough Project Intern Amanda Schmitt.

01 Oct 2015 description
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Testimony of Sasha Lezhnev, Enough Project Associate Director of Policy, before the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing on “Ridding Central Africa of Joseph Kony: Continuing U.S. Support,” given on September 30, 2015.

By Sasha Lezhnev | Sep 30, 2015

11 Aug 2015 description
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Posted by Garrett Moore on Aug 11, 2015

27 Jan 2015 description
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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).

25 Dec 2014 description
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Despite only having about 200 fighters, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to terrorize civilians and communities across central Africa. The LRA command structure continues to revolve around leader Joseph Kony, who controls a force dispersed over an area the size of California that encompasses parts of the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and an enclave called Kafia Kingi on the border of Sudan and South Sudan.

19 Nov 2014 description
  • Kony ordered LRA elephant poaching mission to DRC’s Garamba National Park

  • LRA fighters collecting gold and diamonds in eastern Central African Republic

  • Illicit ivory, gold, and diamonds reportedly sent to Kony’s hideout in Sudanese-controlled Kafia Kingi enclave

03 Apr 2014 description
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The foundation for a viable, comprehensive peace process for the deadly war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is finally starting to emerge. A new Enough Project report analyses the changing dynamics of Congo's peace process and outlines steps ahead for building momentum for peace in Congo.

By Sasha Lezhnev and John Prendergast | Apr 3, 2014

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03 Feb 2014 description
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In recent weeks, conflicts in South Sudan and the Central African Republic have intensified regional turmoil. A new Enough Project report, “Counter-LRA Mission Challenged by Regional Turmoil,” analyzes the effect of intensifying conflict in South Sudan and the Central African Republic on the Lord’s Resistance Army’s tactics and the ongoing counter-LRA mission.

03 Oct 2013 description
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Since 2011, approximately 100 U.S. military advisors have become integral to the operations to weaken the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, and capture its leader, Joseph Kony. A new report by the Enough Project, “Completing the Mission: U.S. Special Forces Are Essential for Ending the LRA,” applauds the Obama administration's extension of the U.S. advisor mission into early 2014, examines the impact of U.S. advisors to the counter-LRA operations, and makes the case for maintaining the role of U.S. advisors in Uganda and the surrounding region until the capture of Kony.

30 Jul 2013 description
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Violence in Jonglei, South Sudan’s largest state, has rapidly increased in scope and scale. Fighting between the South Sudanese army, or the SPLA, and a Khartoum-supported rebel group continues, and there is renewed inter-communal violence. Additionally, there are increasing reports of attacks on civilians by the SPLA. The escalating humanitarian crisis for Jonglei’s civilian population demands stronger international action.

03 Jun 2013 description

Posted by Cody Leblanc

A new report and video by the Enough Project and the Satellite Sentinel Project, co-produced by Invisible Children and The Resolve, confirms that the Lord’s Resistance Army,or LRA, has turned to poaching elephants as a means to fund its atrocities.