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Margot Wallström is a former Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister of Sweden and diplomat, who until recently held the post of United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Prior to this, she served for ten years as European Commissioner: 1999-2004 as Environment Commissioner, and 2004-2010 as Vice President and Commissioner for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy in the Barroso Commission. She is currently the chairman of Lund University in Sweden.

UNC-Chapel Hill Students Push for School, State to be Conflict-Free

This post was written by guest blogger and UNC-Chapel Hill student Danielle Allyn.

In the Kiswahili language, spoken by many in eastern Congo, methali (proverbs) play an important role in society. One such proverb reads Penye nia pana njia or, “Where there is a will, there is a way.  Read More »

Satellite Imagery shows Lost Boys' Clinic and Orphanage Touched by Violence in Duk County

Satellite Imagery shows Lost Boys' Clinic and Orphanage Touched by Violence in D

New Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) imagery shows at least 10 huts were burned since February 9, 2014 in Duk Payuel, in South Sudan’s Jonglei state. The area is home to the John Dau Foundation’s Duk Lost Boys Clinic and another project supported by former Lost Boy Joseph Akol Makeer: the African Heart American Soul Foundation's orphanage.  Read More »

U.S. Congress Acts on Sudan and South Sudan Conflicts

John Prendergast speaks before the House hearing on Sudan and South Sudan

Over the past few days, Congress has been active in its response to the conflicts unfolding in both Sudan and South Sudan. In the House, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing on Sudan and South Sudan.   Read More »

Time World: Satellite Images Show City Destroyed in South Sudan Conflict

South Sudan’s Jan. 23 ceasefire was supposed to put an end to more than a month of violence that killed roughly 10,000 people, displaced more than 800,000 others, and threatened to unravel the fragile social fabric of a fledgling state that has been independent for just 31 months.  Read More »

NGO Coalition Urges Administration: Fulfill Diplomatic Obligations in South Sudan and CAR

Over two dozen humanitarian organizations and NGOs have issued a joint appeal to Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Director of Office of Management and Budget Sylvia M. Burwell in advance of President Obama’s FY2015 Budget request to Congress, asking them to fulfill existing U.S. commitments in South Sudan and anticipate growing needs in the Central African Republic.  Read More »

Despite Truce, Satellites Confirm Malakal Under Attack Again

New Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) imagery shows more than 535 huts in and around Malakal have been destroyed in recent clashes, in direct violation the January cessation of hostilities agreement between South Sudan's combatant forces.  Read More »

LRA Crisis Tracker Report

This week, Enough Project partners The Resolve and Invisible Children released the 2013 LRA Crisis Tracker Annual Security Brief. The brief analyzes data on the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) gathered over the course of the year, touching on a wide range of critical issues like attacks, abductions, defections and whereabouts. It provides vital updates and recommendations, encouraging the continuation of regional and international efforts to counter the group’s activities.  Read More »

The US Takes New, Robust Steps to Combat Illegal Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking

For the first time, the United States has announced a National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking and a ban on the commercial trade of elephant ivory. This new strategy aims to “ensure that the United States is not contributing to poaching of elephants and illegal trade in elephant ivory.” Essentially, the U.S. ban prohibits commercial imports and exports in the hopes of leading a global effort to effectively protect and preserve our world’s wildlife and develop respect for the rule of law.The announcement also pledged to work closely with Congress to strengthen existing laws that combat wildlife trafficking and to adopt new ones to increase our ability to end this global challenge.  Read More »

Introducing “South Sudan Conflict” – A New Blog Series

In this new blog series, the Enough Project will share updated reports and coverage on the emerging conflict in South Sudan. We plan to highlight a range of issues, including human rights violations, humanitarian concerns, and key actions by the international community, as well as feature South Sudanese voices and our own work toward supporting solutions.  Read More »

South Sudan Hill Briefing Recap

L to R: Geoffrey L. Duke, Hans Rouw, and Akshaya Kumar

On February 7, there was a South Sudan briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the latest developments from the ground, analysis on the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, and concrete policy recommendations.  Read More »

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