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April 18 2014

From Enough blogs Fri Apr 18 2014, 12:11:30

On Tuesday, April 15, the director of Africa's oldest national park, Virunga National Park in eastern Congo, was shot by unknown gunmen in North Kivu. Human Rights Watch and the Enough Project released the following statements following the attack on Mr. Emmanuel De Merode:

Ida Sawyer, Senior Congo Researcher at Human Rights Watch said:

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From Enough blogs Fri Apr 18 2014, 11:23:11

Editor's Note: This op-ed authored by Akshaya Kumar originally appeared on Al Jazeera America.

Earlier this month, Sudan's paramilitary Janjaweed forces razed 127 empty villages in Darfur to the ground. According to reports in local media, this was their second rampage over the same territory in as many months. However, the Khartoum-backed Arab militiamen were not there to kill this time. All the people in the affected villages were long gone. The latest incursion offers evidence of a much more chilling "intent to destroy" those who once lived there.

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April 16 2014

From Enough blogs Wed Apr 16 2014, 16:03:55

Actor and activist Emmanuelle Chriqui joined hip hop artist Omékongo Dibinga and Raise Hope for Congo Campaign Manager JD Stier on a HuffPo Live segment to discuss the growing movement for peace in Congo and launch a new music video, "Congo on the Come Up."

Watch the segment now:

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April 15 2014

From Enough blogs Tue Apr 15 2014, 12:34:12

The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) is issuing a human security alert for the civilian population of the Kauda Valley in the war-torn Nuba Mountains region of Sudan. Digital Globe Intelligence Solutions (DGIS) imagery has captured a significant mobilization of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) around Rashad, Delaba, and Umm Abdallah in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan, Sudan. The SAF mobilization, which includes the movement of heavy weaponry into the area, appears to be preparation for an assault on Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) bases in the Kauda Valley. Most significantly, DGIS imagery from Delaba confirms the presence of a Chinese-manufactured WS-01 multiple rocket launcher battery,* a powerful and indiscriminate weapon within the SAF inventory, that is not normally deployed to low-level ...

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April 14 2014

From Enough blogs Mon Apr 14 2014, 12:24:37

Written by Michael Kinzer and Sarah Palazzolo, co-leaders of American University's Empower Congo which took on the Conflict Free Campus Initiative's (CFCI) campaign.

In 2013, American University (AU) became the first school in the Washington, D.C. area to adopt conflict-free purchasing guidelines. As the co-leaders of the campaign to pass a resolution at AU, we would like to express gratitude for our university's willingness to work with us, and highlight the economic power that students - distinct from the university - have as personal consumers. Please note that our efforts are merely a single part of a much longer road to peace, a road that should not and will not be paved entirely by activists in the West.

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April 11 2014

From Enough blogs Fri Apr 11 2014, 13:04:27

A week after President Obama announced potential targeted sanctions against individuals responsible for the ongoing violence in South Sudan both sides have expressed an overwhelming lack of concern that they will be affected. The Executive Order (EO), announced on April 3, was designed to support the IGAD mediation efforts and bring the parties to the conflict back into negotiations that were suspended for a third time last week and set to resume for April 30. The Executive Order was intended to send a clear warning to both the Government of South Sudan and opposition forces under Riek Machar, but to have true leverage, targeted sanctions should have been immediatly imposed in order to be taken seriously and have the desired impact on the negotiations.

For over three months now, individuals ...

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From Enough blogs Fri Apr 11 2014, 12:00:24


By Emily Brandon

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April 10 2014

From Enough blogs Thu Apr 10 2014, 12:02:20

By Jeff Millington

Jeff Millington was one of the lead U.S. diplomats in supporting the negotiations leading to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between northern and southern Sudan. He has remained engaged in issues related to South Sudan since his retirement from the U.S. Foreign Service. - John Prendergast

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April 7 2014

From Enough blogs Mon Apr 7 2014, 14:54:20

By James Alic Garang

"Come in, Dr. Garang," Professor Boyce, one of my committee members told me when I was standing outside the economics department conference room waiting for my dissertation defense result. As soon as I came in, I exchanged pleasantries with other members. Professor Heintz shook my hand. Professor Ndikumana said, "Welcome to the club of Ph.D.s."

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From Enough blogs Mon Apr 7 2014, 12:00:00

This op-ed by John Prendergast was originally published in The Daily Beast on April 7, 2014 the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.

Exactly 20 years ago, the sitting government in Rwanda commenced a genocide against minority Tutsi and moderate Hutu populations. Eight hundred thousand Rwandans perished in 100 frenzied days, the fastest rate of killing in recorded history, though most international actors did not name what was happening as genocide-and did not act before it was too late for most of the victims.

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