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John Prendergast Archives

Rwanda the key to Congo's peace

John Prendergast and Sasha Lezhnev write about how unless root causes are addressed, violence will intensify in Congo, and that the key is to focus on Rwanda's role in the war.

By John Prendergast and Sasha Lezhnev | Friday, November 1, 2013

In Sudan, War Is Around the Corner

Dave Eggers and John Prendergast discuss the potential for war in Sudan and what the United States can do in The New York Times.

By Dave Eggers and John Prendergast | Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hello, I’m a Mac, and Here’s How I Help Fuel the World’s Deadliest Conflict

John Prendergast addresses the role consumer electronics play in helping to fuel what is currently the deadliest conflict in the world, the war in the Congo.

By John Prendergast | Monday, June 28, 2010

Genocide in Darfur: How Sudan Covers It Up

Genocide in Darfur may be a debated legal question, but there's no denying that Sudan is working to cover up its crimes against human rights there, writes John Prendergast.

By John Prendergast and Omer Ismail | Monday, March 1, 2010

A Light at the End of the Tunnel in Congo

It may look like hell on Earth, but there are signs that the decades-long resource war in Central Africa could be shifting for the better--if the West stops bankrolling it.

By John Prendergast | Friday, February 26, 2010

Will Obama Finally Pay Attention to Sudan?

John Prendergast discusses the Obama administration's new Darfur policy in the Wall Street Journal.

By John Prendergast | Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ask the Expert: A Chance to Bring Peace to Sudan

play_alt icon Video John Prendergast offers an expert and activist view on the Obama administration new Sudan policy and talks about priorities int he coming months.

By John Prendergast | Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sudan’s State-Sponsored Pyromania

Enough's John Prendergast explains how the United States can help negotiate a deal in Sudan after militias burned rebellious villages in southern part of the African country.

By John Prendergast | Monday, October 19, 2009

Ask the Expert: Getting Our Sudan Policy Right

play_alt icon Video John Prendergast focuses on the Obama administration's completion of its Sudan policy review and how it needs to change its policy to stop the cycles of warfare there.

By John Prendergast | Thursday, September 3, 2009

Crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls the sexual violence in eastern Congo "one of mankind's greatest atrocities." John Prendergast discusses the security crisis and what the U.S. and other nations can do to help stabilize the Democratic Republic of Congo on NPR's "Diane Rehm Show."

By John Prendergast | Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Electronics Companies and Consumers can Help Stop Congolese Bloodshed

Enough's John Prendergast discussed the greater demand for cheaper electronics that has fueled the conflict in Eastern Congo.

By John Prendergast | Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Obama Can Make a Difference in Darfur

President Barack Obama should now move to finally end the crisis in Sudan, rather than to respond to the immediate symptoms. His administration and its new special envoy to Sudan, Gen. Scott Gration, can do that by focusing on three things.

By John Prendergast | Sunday, April 12, 2009

Obama Can End “Reign of Terror”

In addition to Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama has inherited another military challenge started by his predecessor. This off-the-radar drama is unfolding under the forest canopy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

By John Prendergast | Thursday, April 9, 2009

Obama Must Halt Starvation in Darfur

Between 1991 and 1993, I traveled extensively as a human rights monitor in what became known as the “starvation triangle” in southeastern Sudan. A third of a million southern Sudanese civilians perished in those swamps and savannas, primarily due to the extended periods when the Sudanese government would cut off all access to humanitarian aid to the areas it was trying to pacify militarily.

By John Prendergast | Sunday, March 22, 2009

Time to Forcefully Oust Mugabe

In the past decade, working as a US diplomat and then as a human rights advocate, I've had the perversely unique opportunity to meet on occasion with one of the longest-serving dictators in the world, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

By John Prendergast | Thursday, January 15, 2009