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New UN Envoy to Great Lakes Region is Very Promising

Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Annie Callaway and Sasha Lezhnev.

On July 17th, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced the appointment of senior Algerian diplomat Ambassador Said Djinnit as Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Amb. Djinnit will replace Mary Robinson, who held the position from March 2013 until last week when she accepted the role of U.N. Special Envoy for Climate Change.

Voices of Congo: Mamafrica and Products With a Purpose

Editor's Note: this post was written by guest blogger Danielle Allyn. Danielle is a student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is currently spending her summer interning for Mamafrica Designs in Bukavu, DRC, while conducting research for her senior thesis.

The Chebeya Case: Persistence in the Pursuit of Justice

Editor's Note: This post was written by Enough Project intern Tomas Husted and Policy Associate Holly Dranginis.

Op-ed: Minova's Rape Acquittals Reveal Lessons for Congo

Editors note: This op-ed authored by Holly Dranginis and Timo Mueller originally appeared on AllAfrica.

Washington, DC — If Congo and the international community are to learn anything productive from the Minova trial, they will look beyond its verdict. The devil - and the value - is in the details.

Responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict zones: is the EU doing enough?

Editor's Note: This guest post was written by Anna Bulzomi, a human rights lawyer currently working with IPIS Research where she handles issues of business & human rights and natural resources. Anna is also a Governance Committee member of the Public-Private Alliance on Responsible Minerals Trade.

Child Soldiers: The Urgency of Reintegration

Editor's note: This post was written by Natalie Schreffler. This is the third in a blog series about issues currently perpetuating the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including the conflict minerals trade, sexual violence, and child soldier recruitment. Although many Congolese are facing incredibly difficult situations, there are local civil society groups taking action and creating avenues for sustainable peace. In this blog series, I will discuss each issue and give examples of organizations making positive changes.

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