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last update: february 3rd, 2016

february 2nd, 2016

Board Member John Prendergast Op-Ed: "Voices for war and peace in South Sudan"

This op-ed, co-authored by board member John Prendergast, originally appeared in the St. Louis-Post Dispatch.

 

Alice (not her real name) was living in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, when war erupted in December 2013. As soldiers went from house to house shooting anyone they found, she witnessed the killing of seven of her relatives and her pastor. Her pastor had been gathering people together to try to protect them. But when the soldiers found him, they shot him and poured beer on him.

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december 10th, 2015

Testimony of Board Member John Prendergast - Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership

Testimony of John Prendergast, Not On Our Watch board member, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's hearing on “Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership”, given on December 10, 2015.

 

Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Cardin, and members of the committee, I’m grateful for the opportunity to testify about South Sudan at such a critical fork in the road for the youngest nation in the world. Working with the executive branch and through your actions, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has the opportunity to help this new country change course and make progress on implementing the hard-won peace agreement that was signed back in August. If these efforts fail, South Sudan will likely be plunged back into a full-scale civil war that surely would be – based on past experience – one of the world’s deadliest.

 

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last updated march 8th, 2018

march 8th, 2018

Red Flags in DR Congo’s Electoral Process: Time for Consequences

 

Note: This blog originally appeared on enoughproject.org.

Although the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo promised to hold elections by the end of this year, there are strong warning signs that a credible democratic transition is at risk. Now is a key moment for the United States, African states, and Europe to influence that process and get the country back on track. In its 58-year history, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has yet to have a peaceful transfer of power through democratic elections. Current President Joseph Kabila’s term of office expired in December 2016, but his government has repeatedly failed to hold elections. Each time the Kabila administration delays elections, it trots out a smoke screen of technical excuses, and some of these are the government’s own making. The true reason Congo has not held elections is lack of political will – because the will rests principally with the financial interests of those in power.

february 28th, 2018

Activists Take to Washington D.C. for the 2018 Lemkin Summit

 

Note: This blog originally appeared on enoughproject.org.

 

The 2018 Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities brought together 160 activists and student leaders in the anti-atrocity movement for our largest summit to date. Hosted at American University, the 3-day Summit featured expert panels, activist skill training, and focused breakout sessions. Co-sponsored by the Enough Project and Jewish World Watch, participants networked with one another, engaged with guest speakers and learned new approaches to end and preventing mass atrocities in places such as the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Sudan. The Summit culminated with more than 75 meetings with congressional offices.

february 23rd, 2018

Don't Remove Sudan From the Terrorism List

 

Note: This op-ed originally appeared on U.S. News and was written by John Prendergast.

 

After removing long-standing comprehensive sanctions against the government of Sudan, the United States is considering next steps on the path to full normalization of relations, driven by the U.S. intelligence community's belief that such a development would enhance U.S.-Sudan intelligence cooperation. However, moving at this time towards normalization ignores critical developments and new circumstances that affect core U.S. national security interests.

february 5th, 2018

Enough Project Statement: Time for Serious Peace Negotiations in South Sudan


Note: This statement originally appeared on the Enough Project website.

As the IGAD-led High Level Revitalization Forum kicks off today, the stakes have never been higher for South Sudan.

january 27th, 2018

30th African Union Summit: Spotlight on Corruption Welcome

 

The 30th Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union from January 28-29 will focus on: “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.” Experts from the Enough Project and its investigative initiative, The Sentry, are available for comment and analysis.

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