Conflict Minerals

AllAfrica Feature: Africa, 'Enough' Fellows to Focus On Worst Cases

This piece originally appeared on AllAfrica.com.

There is good news out of Africa. Some of the world's fastest growing economies are African. International investment is growing.

Technology is driving massive changes. There have been several peaceful and democratic transfers of power in the past two decades that have seen the development of governments that have been improving the lives of their people.

Policy Alert: New U.N. brigade in Congo is an opportunity

Enough Project Policy Alerts provide a reaction and set of recommnendations to a significant development designed for policymakers, advocates, and other influential people participating in the policy making process.

CNN Op-ed: Congo's "Terminator" Surrenders, What Next for Peace?

This op-ed originally appeared on CNN Opinion

On March 18, a Congolese warlord known as Bosco "the Terminator" Ntaganda surrendered to the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda. Notorious for his alleged butchering of communities, including a 2008 massacre in which 150 people were killed by machetes, clubs and bullets, Ntaganda will likely face trial at the International Criminal Court for war crimes seven years after his indictment.

M23 Rebel Leader Bosco Ntaganda Pleads 'Not Guilty' at the International Criminal Court

In a bizarre turn of events, M23 rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda surrendered to the U.S. Embassy in Kigali on March 18th amidst swirling rumors of his presence in Rwanda, reports of internal fighting among M23 factions, and an impending peace deal between rebels and the Congolese government.

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Here at Enough, we often swap emails with interesting articles and feature stories that we come across in our favorite publications and on our favorite websites. We wanted to share some of these stories with you as part of our effort to keep you up to date on what you need to know in the world of anti-genocide and crimes against humanity work.

Most-Wanted Warlord Ntaganda in U.S. Custody While Rwandan Authorities Detain Other Key M23 Officials

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo -- In a startling development yesterday, Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda turned up unannounced at the U.S. embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, asking to be transferred to the International Criminal Court. Wanted by the ICC since 2006, Ntaganda, who is known as “The Terminator” for his ruthless tactics, including recruitment of child soldiers, murder, and sexual slavery, has been elusive ever since international pressure mounted for his arrest in early 2012.

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Here at Enough, we often swap emails with interesting articles and feature stories that we come across in our favorite publications and on our favorite websites. We wanted to share some of these stories with you as part of our effort to keep you up to date on what you need to know in the world of anti-genocide and crimes against humanity work.

New MONUSCO Mandate Should Include Programs to Increase Defections, Combat Smuggling

In the coming days, the United Nations Security Council will be debating the mandate of the U.N. mission in Congo known as MONUSCO, the world’s largest peacekeeping force. One of the key decisions the U.S., U.K., France, and the other Security Council members will be deciding is whether to incorporate an intervention brigade into MONUSCO to combat spoiler armed groups. But apart from the brigade, the $1 billion-per-year U.N. mission can make a concrete difference on the ground in other areas like encouraging defections from armed groups and combating smuggling.

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