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April 22 2014

From Enough blogs Tue Apr 22 2014, 14:32:26

Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) and a coalition of Members of Congress continue to show leadership on bringing peace to the Democratic Republic of Congo. On April 14, the US District Court of Appeals issued its decision on a case challenging the validity of the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) conflict minerals rule that originated from Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform Act. The appeals court upheld most aspects of the rule in a largely favorable judgment. However, it found the requirement for companies to report whether or not their materials are "DRC conflict-free" to be unconstitutional under the first amendment. There are still a number of phases of litigation that will answer pending questions, including whether and how the rule might change in light of this ...

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April 21 2014

From Enough blogs Mon Apr 21 2014, 11:14:04

The Enough Project is mourning the loss of acclaimed human rights defender and Sudanese peace activist Osman Hummaida. He passed away on Thursday, April 17, due to natural causes in a Johannesburg hospital with his family by his side. Osman was the founder and Executive Director of the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies, an organization dedicated to the fight for freedom, equality, and justice in Sudan. He was a close friend and colleague of many at Enough and will be deeply missed.

"We lost a fierce warrior for justice and human rights. We are determined to finish the work he dedicated his life to. We share in his family's great loss and sorrow." - Omer Ismail, Enough Project Senior Advisor

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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

Rwanda20-Resolution_Thank-you_4.9.14.pdf

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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