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Growing My Wings

Editor's Note: This post was written by Jake Littman, a 2015 graduate of SUNY Stony Brook.

Companies Mark Major Benchmark, Support a Conflict-free Minerals Trade in Congo

Photo: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission building, D.C./Wikimedia CommonsToday marks the deadline for publicly traded companies in the United States to disclose the potential presence of conflict minerals in their supply chains, and what they’re doing about it.

NGOs, Congo Experts Identify Tom Perriello as Top-Choice Candidate for U.S. Congo Envoy Position

Secretary Kerry, Special Envoy Feingold Meet With President Kabila in DRC, May 2014Russ Feingold was the highest-level U.S. envoy ever deployed to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes Region of Africa, and he played a number of important roles in that position.

My Story: From Congo to the NFL

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Green Bay Packers linebacker and Enough Project upstander Andy Mulumba.

Members of Congress Urge President Obama to Appoint New High-Level Special Envoy for Great Lakes Region and DRC

On May 5th, 22 Members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to quickly appoint a new high-level U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of Congo to replace Russ Feingold, who stepped down from the position earlier this year.

New Report: Congo’s Conflict Gold Rush and How to Counter it

A trade in illegally mined and smuggled “conflict gold” is fueling both high-level military corruption and violent rebel groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a new report by the Enough Project.

6th Annual Women in the World Summit: A Conversation with Samantha Power and Robin Wright

Samantha Power, the United States Ambassador to the UN, in conversation with actor and Enough Project upstander Robin Wright, on endemic violence and corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where rape as a weapon of war is commonplace, and where the land's abundant minerals perpetuate instability and conflict.

Robin Wright, Award-Winning Actress, Director, Philanthropist, Co-Founder Pour Les Femmes Sleepwear 

Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

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