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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 11th, 2009

november 11th, 2009

Obama to Meet Burma, Other ASEAN Leaders

"President Barack Obama will meet leaders of Southeast Asian nations, including Burma, in a high-level affirmation of Washington's new policy of engaging the military-ruled country despite its dismal human rights record."

november 11th, 2009

Mugabe Opponent Bennett's Trial Adjourned

"The trial of key Zimbabwe opposition figure Roy Bennett was adjourned in the Harare High Court Monday so the judge can deliberate the admissibility of evidence allegedly gathered through torture."

november 6th, 2009

Update: Burma Vote Plan Clouds New US Dialogue

"US envoys who paid a rare visit to Burma say the new dialogue will be slow and cautious, but the junta's plans to hold 2010 elections are casting a shadow that could disrupt the delicate process."

november 6th, 2009

Zimbabwe's MDC Calls Off Boycott

"Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has called off his party's boycott of the unity government with President Robert Mugabe.

 

Mr. Tsvangirai said he was giving Mr. Mugabe 30 days to implement the power-sharing agreement on 'the pertinent issues we are concerned about.'"

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."

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