By John Prendergast and Brian Adeba
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. These shortcomings could easily lead the country right back to full-scale war.
The diamond industry continues to be tainted by links between diamonds and human rights abuses, conflict finance, and corruption. Although the diamond industry is not the only sector facing these threats, it is unique in its particular unwillingness and inability to take genuine steps towards responsible business conduct.
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.”
By Brad Brooks-Rubin and Jonathan Benton
By Brian Adeba and John Prendergast
Spoilers on the battlefield and in the negotiations process have completely undermined the search for peace in South Sudan. After numerous threats from the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the lack of any meaningful and escalating consequences for significant cease-fire violations and obstruction has emboldened spoilers on all sides and led to a spiraling of the conflict.
Posted by Nathalia Dukhan on January 23, 2018
Note : Cette tribune a été initialement publiée par Le Point Afrique et a été écrite par la chercheuse et analyste de l’Enough Project, Nathalia Dukhan.
Plus que jamais, la Centrafrique a besoin de sortir de l’ornière de l’insécurité. Pour installer la paix et sortir de la situation de perpétuelle médiation, l’Union africaine pourrait jouer un rôle décisif. Explications.
The Obama and Trump administrations, in temporarily and then permanently lifting comprehensive sanctions on Sudan, cited improvements in the Sudanese government’s counterterrorism and its broader humanitarian and human rights record. But a closer look reveals these claims to be very problematic, with major implications for the next stage of dialogue and policy between the United States and Sudan.
Overview: Weapons Collection Campaign With “Shoot to Kill” Orders
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.
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.
The Enough Project has called on the United States to utilize more effective pressures and incentives to address the root problem in Sudan: the authoritarian, kleptocratic government. Enough Project’s statement begins with key benchmarks, including the need for peace negotiations, cessation of hostilities, and protection of religious freedoms. The statement then identifies a range of options for U.S. policymakers, including network sanctions and anti-money laundering measures, aimed at creating the leverage for these fundamental reforms in the Sudanese state.
Today the Central African Republic (CAR) is home to more than 14 armed factions, a multitude of local militia groups, groups of regional mercenaries, and a national army that is in disarray. The country is essentially held hostage by armed actors with various profiles and motives. Though their origins and outward motivations may differ, these armed actors have one thing in common: they are all responsible for widespread atrocities committed against civilians, and they are all engaged in fratricidal struggles for control of the country’s resources.
This blogpost is part two of a two-part blog series on the ongoing tensions in Abyei. The blogposts were authored by a guest blogger whose name has been withheld for security reasons. Click here to read part one: Abyei: Simmering Tensions Show No Signs of Abating.
This blogpost is part one of a two-part blog series on the ongoing tensions in Abyei. The blogposts were authored by a guest blogger whose name has been withheld for security reasons. Click here to read part two: Pushing for Progress on Abyei.
271 organisations demandent une action urgente du Conseil des droits de l’homme
271 Groups Urge Prompt Human Rights Council Action
Large-scale migration to Europe has precipitated a paradigm shift in relations between the European Union (EU) and the government of Sudan, and closer ties between both entities. This new partnership has resulted in the EU disbursing millions of euros to the Sudanese government for technical equipment and training efforts geared toward stopping the flow to Europe of migrants from Sudan and those from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa who come through Sudan.