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last update: july 8th, 2016

june 21st, 2016

Board Member John Prendergast Op-Ed: "Congo's Kabila Problem"

This op-ed, co-authored by board member John Prendergast, originally appeared in Foreign Affairs.

 

In July of last year, U.S. President Barack Obama gave a landmark speech at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, criticizing leaders who undemocratically change their constitutions to stay in power and emphasizing that the United States would call out such behavior. He pointed to Burundi where a few months earlier, President Pierre Nkurunziza pressured the courts to change the constitution’s term limits so that he could run for a third time. Obama warned that such a tactic could trigger “instability and strife,” as well as hamper “Africa’s democratic progress.” But his words seem to have fallen on deaf ears.

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april 24th, 2016

Board Member George Clooney to Present Inaugural Aurora Prize Today in Armenia

Update: the award event has concluded. You can watch the full recording at the livestream link; Clooney's remarks begin at the 2:08 mark.

 

Board members George Clooney and John Prendergast are in Yerevan, Armenia today, where Clooney will present the inaugural Aurora Prize, honoring an individual who puts her- or himself at risk to enable others to survive. The board members are likewise commemorating the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

 

 

Click through for a link to the livestream of the award event (beginning @ 1pm EST), as well as the text of Clooney's remarks.

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last updated november 5th, 2009

november 5th, 2009

China's CNPC Starts Building Burma Oil Pipeline

"China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the country's top oil producer, has kicked off construction of a pipeline across Burma that should give the Asian giant quicker access to oil supplies."

november 5th, 2009

Darfur Survivors to Get UK Asylum

"Survivors of the Darfur crisis who sought refuge in the UK are to be granted asylum under new rules."

november 5th, 2009

Update: Southern African Leaders to Meet on Zimbabwe Crisis

"Southern African regional leaders meet Thursday in the Mozambican capital Maputo for a summit aimed at reviving the troubled power-sharing agreement in Zimbabwe, deadlocked for nearly three weeks."

november 5th, 2009

Update: US Will Not Lift Burma Sanctions

"The United States, although embarking on a new policy of engagement, will not lift its sanctions on Burma unless its ruling generals make concrete progress toward democratic reform, a senior US diplomat said Thursday."

november 5th, 2009

Update: Zimbabwe Escapes Diamond Sale Ban

"Zimbabwe has escaped suspension from the Kimberly process--the certification scheme which regulates the sale of so-called blood diamonds."

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