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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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last updated october 21st, 2009

october 21st, 2009

US to Send Mission to Burma

"The United States said Wednesday it would send a rare mission to Burma in the coming weeks as it pursues engagement with the reclusive regime."

october 20th, 2009

Tsvangirai Asks for Regional Help in Zimbabwe Stand-Off

"Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Tuesday appealed for regional help in his stand-off in Zimbabwe's unity pact, as his ministers boycotted a meeting with President Robert Mugabe."

october 19th, 2009

Sudan Rebel Accused of Peacekeeper Deaths at Hague

"International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors said on Monday Sudanese Darfur rebel leader Bahr Idriss Abu Garda deliberately ordered the killing of 12 African Union peacekeepers, leaving civilians unprotected."

october 19th, 2009

Obama Offers Sudan Incentives to End Darfur 'Genocide'

"US President Barack Obama unveiled a new policy on Sudan Monday and warned Khartoum of more US pressure if it failed to respond to his fresh incentives to stop 'genocide' and 'abuses' in Darfur."

october 18th, 2009

Aid Workers Freed in Darfur

"Two foreign aid workers seized at gunpoint more than three months ago in Sudan's Darfur were released Sunday by their captors in the third--and longest--kidnapping of aid workers in the arid region."

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