Conflict Minerals

Foreign Policy Op-ed: The Africa Surprise

This piece originally appeared on Foreign Policy.

Barack Obama's victory over Mitt Romney could have significant implications for America's approach to countries ranging from China to Russia. But U.S. policy toward Africa was unlikely to shift dramatically no matter who was elected president this week -- a remarkable fact considering that nearly every foreign policy issue is cannon fodder for partisan battles these days.

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 Field Dispatch: Chasing the Lord’s Resistance Army

The Ugandan army has deployed approximately 1,500 soldiers to South Sudan and the Central African Republic. They are working closely with the U.S. military advisors in their common quest to apprehend the senior leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA. The Ugandan People’s Defence Force, or UPDF, continue to be the most capable and committed army in the direct fight against the LRA.

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.

#Vote4Congo: The First-Ever Instagram Petition

Earlier today, the Enough Project's Raise Hope for Congo campaign launched the first-ever Instagram petition calling for the next president of the United States to prioritize the conflict in eastern Congo.

After watching President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the foreign policy debate, Raise Hope for Congo was disappointed that Congo was never mentioned.

Activist, Prominent Doctor Denis Mukwege Targeted in Congo Attack

Gunmen apparently targeting prominent doctor and Congolese activist Denis Mukwege left a security guard at Mukwege’s home dead and a community shaken. The attack occurred Thursday evening in the eastern Congo city of Bukavu, where Mukwege’s Panzi Hospital has long treated some of the region’s most vulnerable patients—women suffering from fistula.

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.

Congo Activism in the Face of the Chamber of Commerce’s Lawsuit

Despite the news this week that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers have filed a lawsuit against the Securities and Exchange Commission over the conflict minerals regulation, both companies and activists continue to fight for progress. 

The Presidential Debates: What Was Missing?

Since 1996, the deadliest war since World War II has claimed over 5.4 million lives due to war-related causes, and over two million people have been displaced in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo—roughly 500,000 since April alone.

From Child Miner to Jewelry Store: The Six Steps to Conflict Gold in Congo

The conflict-gold rush is thriving in eastern Congo. Recent U.S. legislation and supply-chain pressure from tech companies has made it difficult for armed groups in the region to sell the 3-T minerals—tin, tantalum, and tungsten—and as a result, rebels and army commanders have increasingly turned to gold. In a report released today, the Enough Project looks at the illegal conflict-gold trade in eastern Congo that is fueling one of the most violent conflicts in the world.

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