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September 16 2014

From Enough blogs Tue Sep 16 2014, 18:20:55

On September 17th, the Canadian House of Commons will hold a Second Reading vote on Bill C-486: The Conflict Minerals Act. The passage of C-486 would reinforce growing international attention and action promoting supply chain reform and responsible sourcing, along with Provision 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and proposed European Union legislation.

C-486 was originally introduced last session by MP Paul Dewar and has gained support from various activist and advocacy groups throughout Canada. Similar to Dodd-Frank 1502, the bill requires Canadian companies to "exercise due diligence in respect of the exploitation and trading of designated minerals originating in the Great Lakes Region of Africa in seeking to ensure that no armed rebel organization or ...

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September 15 2014

From Enough blogs Mon Sep 15 2014, 17:13:46

Editor's Note: This blog was written by Enough Project intern Naafeh Dhillon.

In the past week, Sudanese activists have launched two dynamic campaigns that draw attention to their government's ongoing crimes and call on the international community to respond with decisive action. Sudan Democracy First Group, a civil society organization dedicated to democratic transformation in Sudan, marked the third anniversary of the resumption of civil war in Blue Nile and the Nuba Mountains with a public art campaign highlighting the government's ongoing aerial bombardment of both areas. In a complementary effort, the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies, a human rights group based in Sudan, launched its own campaign calling for stronger human rights monitoring in the country. Both efforts ...

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From Enough blogs Mon Sep 15 2014, 13:44:20

Editor's Note: This article by Akshaya Kumar, Enough's Sudan and South Sudan policy analyst, originally appeared on CNN.

Ten years ago this week, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell declared that genocide had been committed in Darfur and that the government of Sudan and the janjaweed bore responsibility for those acts. Even though it did not actually trigger a legal obligation to act, many hoped that using the "g word" meant that the United States was crossing the Rubicon and committing itself to stopping the violence in Darfur, Sudan's most troubled region.

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September 12 2014

From Enough blogs Fri Sep 12 2014, 17:11:37

A new Enough Project report, Seize the Peace: Four Issues to Target Now in the CAR Peace Process, details how the prospects for peace in CAR are diminished without sustained international support and action in four key areas:

•  Planning for elections scheduled for next year

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September 9 2014



August 27 2014

From Enough blogs Wed Aug 27 2014, 17:13:50

For the 14,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) living at Tong Ping Protection of Civilians (POC) site in Juba, news and life-saving information circulates not by television or internet, but by boda boda. Broadcast from speakers attached to the backs of motorcycles, Boda Boda Talk Talk responds to IDP needs and addresses challenges in Tong Ping in an innovative, culturally-relevant manner. The Internews program delivers vital information on food, medical assistance, services for women, education opportunities, and family reunification. The program also provides a platform for people to share their views to camp management and incorporates drama pieces into its broadcasts.

The motorbike news service was a creative solution, recognizing that informing people living in displacement camps ...

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August 21 2014

From Enough blogs Thu Aug 21 2014, 17:42:22

EDITOR'S NOTE: This blog was written by Enough Project intern Irina Balytsky.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the Great Lakes Region of Africa has been entrenched in conflict for nearly 20 years. Militias control artisanal mines and minerals, specifically tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold, and profit when minerals are sold into the global supply chain through illegal networks.

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August 18 2014

From Enough blogs Mon Aug 18 2014, 11:16:01

Editor's Note: This blog was written by a doctor working in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, and reflects the opinion and experiences of the author alone. It has been published anonymously to protect the author's identity and safety.

 

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August 12 2014

From Enough blogs Tue Aug 12 2014, 17:57:17

For the past two months, the Enough Project has been counting down to mediators' 60 day deadline to establish a transitional government of national unity for South Sudan. However, instead of committing themselves to peace talks, South Sudan's leaders have done almost everything except sit down and make the tough concessions necessary to forge peace through negotiations. Now that the deadline has passed, a chorus of voices from across the globe have threatened South Sudan's leaders with punitive measures and targeted sanctions. The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.K. Foreign Office and members of the U.N. Security Council who visited Juba on August 12th have all spoken out. 

 

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From Enough blogs Tue Aug 12 2014, 14:36:12

New photographs smuggled out of Darfur show uniformed Sudanese security forces brazenly assaulting Darfuris living in El Salam camp for the internally displaced. The camp, on the outskirts of Nyala in South Darfur, is host to tens of thousands who fled their homes due to violence. The recent assault was carried out last week under the pretense of a disarmament campaign. However, Abu Sharati, spokesman for the camp residents' association argues "the main objective of this attack is terrorising the camp population and dismantling the camp." Camps like El Salam serve as a vivid counterpoint to the Sudanese government's ongoing efforts to convince the international community that people are returning home to "model villages" and that things are returning ...

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