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March 13 2014

From Enough blogs Thu Mar 13 2014, 16:06:35

This post was written by guest blogger and Enough Project intern Emily Brandon.

In recent weeks, South Sudanese civil society organizations have taken a public stand demanding more action against the atrocities being committed in their country. Although the AU Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) called for the creation of an AU-led Commission of Inquiry in December 2013, the appointment of members was stalled until the first week of March 2014.

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From Enough blogs Thu Mar 13 2014, 15:37:14

Sudanese police forces fired tear gas at over 1,000 mourners at the funeral procession on Wednesday, March 13, of a Junior University of Khartoum Economics major student who was killed by government forces on Tuesday, March 12. Ali Abakar Musa's death heralded a new bout of protests marked by the new shoot-to-kill policies utilized by government forces to quell protests on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Sudan and the renewed crisis in Darfur. Protesters marched in fury chanting slogans that ranged from "the killing of a student, the killing of a nation" and for the "downfall of the regime" while avenging the death of a student and calling for a new revolution against Bashir's ruling regime.

Musa was killed by security forces on Tuesday afternoon in a clash between police ...

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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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