Dave Eggers and John Prendergast discuss the potential for war in Sudan and what the United States can do in The New York Times.
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.
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.
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.
John Prendergast discusses the Obama administration's new Darfur policy in the Wall Street Journal.
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.
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.
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."
Enough's John Prendergast discussed the greater demand for cheaper electronics that has fueled the conflict in Eastern Congo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What in the world could a policy wonk have in common with a movie actress? As it turns out, a lot. Every day we both use electronic devices that wouldn't work without raw materials from a country halfway around the world in central Africa. That country, Congo, has been torn apart by the deadliest war since World War II, where 5.4 million have perished. Its war is fueled by our inexhaustible thirst for cell phones, laptops, video games, digital recorders and other products that owe their existence to Congo's contribution to the world's mineral supply.