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news - Ambassador Haley’s Visit to South Sudan and Congo

october 25th, 2017

Note: This blog originally appeared on enoughproject.org.

During her trip to Africa this week, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is traveling to South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Both South Sudan and Congo are regions of focus for the Enough Project and its recent work has put forth a number of recommendations that U.S. policymakers can implement.

In an op-ed in Fox News, Enough Project’s Founding Director John Prendergast argues that during her trip Ambassador Haley has a two-fold opportunity to help alter the negative trajectory of peace efforts in both countries.

He writes, “First, she should confront this failed conflict resolution model that aims to reinforce semi-authoritarian kleptocrats in an effort to create stability. The U.S. should be pressing for inclusive peace agreements with real power and wealth sharing tied to democratic transitions in both Congo and South Sudan… Second, for the U.S. to have a role in reforming these efforts for peace and human rights, new leverage must be built. To create that leverage, Ambassador Haley should work with allies to impose biting consequences on the leaders of governments or rebel groups and their networks of collaborators who undermine peace, orchestrate war crimes, repress fundamental rights, and steal the natural resource wealth of their countries.”

In its latest report on South Sudan, the Enough Project recommends a new strategy for achieving sustainable peace, and to address the metastasizing crisis in South Sudan. Click here to read: “Breaking Out of the Spiral in South Sudan: Anti-Money Laundering, Network Sanctions, and a New Peacemaking Architecture.”

In its latest report on Congo, the Enough Project argues that a more robust international strategy to address a leadership-driven crisis Congo can avert new potential threats to regional stability and U.S. national security. Click here to read: Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Addressing New Threats and Supporting Democratic Change in the DRC.”

View the blog on enoughproject.org here.

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