A recent confidential report from the U.N. Group of Experts on Congo was leaked to Reuters yesterday that shows further evidence of Rwandan support to the M23 rebellion in eastern Congo. The report allegedly indicates that Rwanda's defense minister, James Kabarebe, is commanding the rebellion.
Editor's Note: Activists in Portland, Oregon, are gaining traction with several initiatives focused on making the city investments free from conflict minerals from Congo. In this guest post by Alysha Atma, Amanda Ulrich, and Robert Hadley, the Oregon Coalition for Humanity members describe their recent successes.
TV advertisements, home mailings, and television broadcasts for the November 6 elections are everywhere. As the candidates campaign for our votes, we, as voters, should take this time to consult different sources on where candidates fall on important issues. A source many Americans turn to is the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debate Series. As the debates air on October 16 and 22 with a focus on U.S.
How does evolving social media and a compressed timetable cause us to rethink tools of diplomacy? To tackle that question and many others, Johns Hopkins SAIS hosted a Search for Common Ground event on October 9 entitled “The Global Power of Talk: Lessons of Diplomacy and Negotiation.” The panel at this Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum consisted of Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, David E. Sanger, I. William Zartman, with Paul B. Stares as the moderator.
Last week, we were lucky enough to spend four days with Dominique Bikaba, one of the activists from our “I Am Congo” video series. Dom is the third of the featured activists to visit the Enough Project in the last year: Fidel came in 2011 and Amani earlier this year.
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.
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who serves as chairman of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, might have prided himself on brokering a truce between heads of state in Africa’s Great Lakes region. But it seems the move may have in fact helped the rebels gather steam since mid-August.
As the Raise Hope for Congo campaign manager, I have traveled from Los Angeles, to Athens, OH, to New York City, and to Durham, NC to engage with students as they fight for human rights on their campuses. Last month I returned to my hometown and to my alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison.