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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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NEWS

last updated september 8th, 2009

september 8th, 2009

Southern African Grouping Proposes Extraordinary Summit on Zimbabwe

"Leaders of the SouthernAfrican Development Community assembled for a summit Monday in the Democratic Republic of Congo decided not to examine progress by Zimbabwe's national unity government and discuss issues that continue to trouble power-sharing in Harare, but will hold an extraordinary summit in a few weeks focused exclusively on Zimbabwe."

september 8th, 2009

Member of Zimbabwe PM's Party Murdered for Song: Party

"A member of Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party has been beaten to death by soldiers for playing a song praising the premier, his Movement for Democratic Change said Tuesday."

september 8th, 2009

Tsvangirai Calls for International Monitoring of Zimbabwe Accord

"Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai called Tuesday on southern African nations to step up monitoring of his power-sharing deal with President Robert Mugabe."

september 8th, 2009

Burma Agrees to Hear Aung San Suu Kyi's Appeal Against House Arrest

"A Burmese court today offered a glimmer of hope that the country's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, could be set free after it accepted an appeal by her lawyers."

september 8th, 2009

Suu Kyi's Party Hopeful for Her Release: Spokesman

"The party of Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday it was hopeful that she would be unconditionally released after a court agreed to hear an appeal against her recent conviction."

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