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Emmanuelle Chriqui, Omékongo Dibinga launch “Congo on the Come Up” on HuffPo Live

Actor and activist Emmanuelle Chriqui joined hip hop artist Omékongo Dibinga and Raise Hope for Congo Campaign Manager JD Stier on a HuffPo Live segment to discuss the growing movement for peace in Congo and launch a new music video, “Congo on the Come Up.”

Watch the segment now:

 

 

Making American University Conflict-Free

Written by Michael Kinzer and Sarah Palazzolo, co-leaders of American University's Empower Congo which took on the Conflict Free Campus Initiative's (CFCI) campaign.

Making American University Conflict-Free

Written by Michael Kinzer and Sarah Palazzolo, co-leaders of American University's Empower Congo which took on the Conflict Free Campus Initiative's (CFCI) campaign.

Feingold, Robinson, Kobler, and Dos Santos Must Play Critical New Roles in Congo Peace Process

A new Enough Project report written by Sasha Lezhnev and John Prendergast analyzes the changing dynamics of Congo's peace process and outlines recommendations for international actors to help build momentum for peace in Congo. 

Executive Summary 

April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month

April is designated as Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month each year, as it marks important anniversaries for multiple acts of genocide in the 20th century. Throughout the month, individuals and organizations join together to commemorate and honor victims and survivors, educate the public about past and contemporary genocides, and advocate for prevention against future mass atrocities.

Enough, NGO Coalition Letter to UN on Congo Peacekeeping Mission

The United Nations Security Council is currently debating the extension of the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo, which is up for renewal on April 1, 2014. Together with Oxfam, World Vision, and five other non-governmental organizations, the Enough Project published an open letter to the Security Council giving recommendations for MONUSCO on civilian protection, governance, and the peace process. 

Below is a portion of the letter: 

Enough Project, Other NGOs to World Bank: Effective DDR Program Needed in Congo

Since the defeat of the M23 in eastern Congo, around 8,000 combatants of other rebel groups surrendered to the Congolese army. The surrenders are a very positive development, but the Congolese government together with international partners are slow to put in place a robust disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration program (DDR). They risk losing a great opportunity for peace.

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