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March 13 2014

From Enough blogs Thu Mar 13 2014, 12:53:41

Last November, Enough field researcher Timo Mueller and the two of us traveled in eastern Congo with the Public Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade, or PPA. Motorola Solutions, AVX, USAID, the US State Department, Global Advanced Metals, KPMG, Resolve, Phuzumoya Consulting, Geotraceability, the filmmaker Paul Freedman, IOM, MHI, and others. One of the highlights of the trip was traveling to a mine in Rubaya in Masisi, North Kivu. We helped analyze whether the mine could indeed be the next conflict-free mining project in eastern Congo, and then helped negotiate with the local government to move it forward.

Today, the main companies involved in the project -- Motorola Solutions, AVX, and MHI -- have made that a reality. They have again disproven the idea that companies cannot ...

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March 12 2014

From Enough blogs Wed Mar 12 2014, 15:52:18

Earlier this week, Dr. Mohamed Elgadi, an American citizen and Sudanese refugee, sent a passionate letter to President Obama describing his experience as a victim of torture in Sudan. Dr. Elgadi was one of many dissidents held in "ghost houses" by the Sudanese government, led by International Criminal Court indictee Omar al Bashir. In his letter, Elgadi recalls being mocked by his captors who told him "The President gave us free reign because you no longer exist."

Elgadi's letter comes just as the Sudanese government is engaging in a repressive crackdown on Darfuri students and activists in Khartoum. On March 11, state security forces ambushed a peaceful meeting of Darfuri students who were seeking to raise the profile of escalating violence in Darfur. Disturbingly, state security forces ...

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