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.
Report The first in a series of letters to the next president from the ENOUGH project outlining a practical road map to end the crisis in Sudan.
Tomorrow, China assumes the Presidency of the U.N. Security Council, a position that it last held in July 2007 when it led the authorization of a U.N. peacekeeping force for Darfur. At that time, Beijing appeared to be responding to a global campaign by activists, in advance of the Olympics, to shame China into using its influence to address human rights crises in locales in which it has significant economic investments. But China's actions have belied its rhetoric, and it has continued to protect its favorite deadly dictators in places like Darfur, Burma, and Zimbabwe. A revised strategy must put greater focus on China's wallet.
Report The International Criminal Court's request for an indictment against against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir creates a new opening for peace, write John Prendergast and Colin Thomas-Jensen.
Report The U.N. Security Council has an opportunity to demand real change in Sudan, but history suggests they won't act in time.
Report ENOUGH and the Save Darfur Coalition urge the U.S. government and the international community to take immediate steps to launch and sustain an all-encompassing peace process that addresses the local and national issues that are fueling this conflict.
Report Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony’s failure to sign a peace deal drove a nail into the coffin of the Juba peace process; this report outlines a new strategy.
Report Just as the Somali insurgency is intensifying, a possible window of opportunity has swung open in the form of a power-sharing agreement to end the war.
Report New report from ENOUGH and the Save Darfur Coalition details a process for ending the catastrophe in Darfur with a peace that will save lives.
Report The U.N. “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine has the capacity to protect, but it can only work with significant political will.
John Prendergast and Adam O'Brien argue that the time is ripe to pursue the conclusion of a swift deal with LRA leader Joseph Kony himself.
Report Progress has been made, and with further effort, we have a real chance at ending the cycles of violence in Sudan, reports the ENOUGH project.