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last update: july 13th, 2017

july 6th, 2017

George Clooney and John Prendergast: An American Lobbying Firm Is Helping Sudan's Vile Regime

 

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in TIME and was written by The Sentry's co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast.

 

Earlier this summer, K Street law and lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs inked a contract with the Sudanese government aimed at removing U.S. sanctions on that regime. The firm will be paid $40,000 a month by a government that’s on the U.S. state sponsors of terror list, with a head of state, Omar al-Bashir, wanted for genocide by the International Criminal Court.

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june 22nd, 2017

The July Deadline Won’t Work: Why the U.S. needs to delay the decision on Sudan sanctions

 

Note: This policy brief was published by the Enough Project.

 

As a July decision approaches on whether to permanently remove most sanctions on Sudan, the Trump administration should properly evaluate progress, or lack thereof, on each of the five tracks on which progress is required, and the administration should not privilege any single track over others. Enough’s view is that the evidence available concerning multiple tracks is inconclusive. Combined with the fact that key senior Trump administration officials responsible for Africa policy are not yet in place, this calls for a six-month delay on the decision, during which time the Trump administration should assign the additional staff needed to gather credible information and assess progress on each of the five tracks. While properly assessing progress on the five tracks, the Trump administration should also pivot to pursue a separate new track of engagement focused on advancing peace and human rights in Sudan.

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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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