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last update: december 10th, 2018

december 4th, 2018

CONGO STORIES: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed

The new book "CONGO STORIES: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed," co-authored by Enough Project Founding Director John Prendergast and Congolese activist Fidel Bafilemba, featuring photographs by Ryan Gosling, arrives at a critical moment. The Democratic Republic of Congo, which has suffered the deadliest war since World War II, faces a crucial month with hotly contested elections scheduled two days before Christmas.

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november 13th, 2018

Fear, Inc.

Note: This report was published by The Sentry.

Between 2016 and 2018, The Sentry investigated an armed group representative, Abdoulaye Hissène, a notorious warlord involved in CAR’s conflict for almost a decade. Formerly a diamond and gold trader, and since 2009 the leader of various politico-military groups, Hissène has been recognized as being responsible for an attempted coup in late 2015 and for targeted violence against UN and humanitarian staff.

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last updated july 26th, 2016

july 26th, 2016

Sudan Tribune Op-ed: "The Long History of Buying Loyalty to Neutralize Rivals in South Sudan"

This op-ed was written by NOOW partner The Enough Project Associate Policy Director, Brian Adeba, and originally appeared in Sudan Tribune.

 

The replacement of South Sudan’s First Vice President Riek Machar with Taban Deng is a well-tested policy that dates back to the 1980s that the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party has employed to purchase the loyalty of groups opposed to it. Following a shoot-out between the bodyguards of President Salva Kiir and Machar earlier this month, relations between both men worsened, culminating in an attack on the latter’s residence in the capital Juba. Machar fled the city and said he would only return if regional peacekeeping troops were allowed in the country to act as a buffer between the two forces.

july 25th, 2016

President Kiir Removes VP Machar, Appoints Taban Deng

Power play “brings South Sudan a step closer to full-scale war”

 

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july 11th, 2016

Board Member John Prendergast: South Sudan Peace Deal at "Grave Risk"

Upon returning from South Sudan this past week, Not On Our Watch board member John Prendergast has addressed the current situation in-country.

 

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july 8th, 2016

Board Member John Prendergast Op-Ed: "Mandela or Mobutu Moment in South Sudan?"

This op-ed, authored by board member John Prendergast, originally appeared on The Daily Beast.

 

Just a day after South Sudan marked its fifth anniversary as the world's newest independent country, fierce fighting between rival factions has resumed, putting the already tenuous August 2015 peace deal in jeopardy. Hundreds are alleged to have been killed in the last few days, and thousands displaced. Command and control on both sides of the fighting appears to have broken down. Nothing seems safe as UN buildings and personnel have been attacked and U.S. diplomatic vehicles have come under fire. Helicopter gunships and tanks have been deployed along with other heavy artillery. Regional leaders are actively promoting a ceasefire, but as someone from that region once told me, "The guns talk louder than the voice."

july 8th, 2016

South Sudan Marks Fifth Year of Independence

NOOW partner The Enough Project has released a series of statements on the eve of South Sudan's fifth year of independence.

 

Read those statements after the jump.

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