On January 17, the Congolese military began conducting military operations in northeastern Beni territory, in North Kivu province, against one of its oldest and least understood armed rebel groups: the Allied Democratic Forces - National Army for the Liberation of Uganda, or ADF-NALU. Formed in 1995 to resist Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and to establish an Islamic state in Uganda, its leader is now Jamil Mukulu, who faces international sanctions.
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.
Yesterday, the Brookings Institution brought together a diverse panel of leading experts on Africa to discuss the greatest challenges Africa will face in 2014. The panelists included: Ambassador Robin Renee Sanders, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Congo and Nigeria; Makhtar Diop, Vice President for Africa at the World Bank; John Prendergast, Co-Founder of the Enough Project; Amadou Sy, Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institute; and Bright Simons, President of mPedigree Network.
Editor's Note: This post authored by Hayes Brown originally appeared on ThinkProgress.
Tech giant Intel on Monday announced that its entire 2014 line of microprocessors would be free from so-called “conflict minerals,” making them the first in the rare mineral-heavy industry to completely phase out their use in one of their products.
Green Bay Packers Star Quarterback and NFL Super bowl Champion Aaron Rodgers recently partnered with the Enough Project's Raise Hope for Congo campaign as a celebrity upstander, committing his time and platform to raise awareness about the conflict in Congo, and to support efforts to push for responsible minerals sourcing from the region.
As this year comes to a close we remember the moments, both good and bad, which shaped our ongoing work to end crimes against humanity and mass atrocities in 2013. Take a minute to reflect on the successes of this year and our continued efforts in 2014 to make strides toward peace.
These moments are not ranked in order of importance. The numerical order is random.