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    Perceptions of Africa

    Entrepreneurs and leaders in business, government, civil society, and the media talked about the change in U.S. priorities in Africa from foreign aid to business opportunities. Panelists talked about media…

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    Civil Unrest in South Sudan

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing about the civil unrest and growing ethnic violence in South Sudan.

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    Realize the Dream Rally and March

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke at the Lincoln Memorial at a “Realize the Dream” commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and…

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    Conflict in Eastern Congo

    Witnesses testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged Rwandan…

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    Youth PROMISE Act

    Panelists discussed the various components and benefits of the proposed Youth PROMISE Act. They focused of efforts to reduce crime in communities, law enforcement, poverty, and the juvenile…

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    Situation in Sudan and South Sudan

    Witnesses testified on the independence of and insecurity in Sudan and South Sudan. Committee members discussed U.S. policies toward Sudan and South Sudan, including how the two countries can share oil…

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    Unlikely Brothers

    John Prendergast and Michael Mattocks talked about their joint memoir. When he was 20-years old Mr. Prendergast, a human rights activist and co-founder of the Enough Project, became a Big…

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    Post-War Democratic Republic of Congo

    The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa heard testimony on Eastern Congo, and the problems facing it since the war ended in 2003.

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    The Enough Moment

    John Prendergast profiles people (famous and not) who decided to get off the sidelines and become engaged in helping Africans fight against genocide, rape, and the use of child soldiers. He…

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    Future of Sudan

    Following their return from Sudan, George Clooney and John Prendergast talked about the political and security situation in advance of southern Sudan’s independence referendum in January…

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    Not on Our Watch

    Co-authors Don Cheadle and John Prendergast talked about their book, Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond, published by Hyperion. They said the genocide in…

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    Genocide in Sudan

    Mr. Prendergast spoke about the situation in the Darfur region of Sudan. He discussed the implications of labeling the events in Darfur “genocide,” and railed against the failures of both the U.S. and the U.N. to make a more assertive…

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    Chinese Darfur Policy

    A hearing was held on steps that China and other countries could take to pressure the Sudanese government to solve the crisis in Darfur. The panelists focused on the opportunity presented…

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    Genocide in Darfur

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region, and the U.S. response to the violence in the region. Among the topics they addressed were the…

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    Situation in Sudan

    Mr. Prendergast talked about the current situation in Sudan as well as the U.S. and international roles there. He wrote about his recent experiences in Darfur in the November 19 Washington…

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    Student Leadership Conference for Darfur

    Following opening remarks by survivors of genocide at the second national student leadership conference and call to action for Darfur, panelists talked about ethnic and political violence…

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    Genocide in Darfur

    A rally was held on the National Mall before the U.S. Capitol to raise public awareness of genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan and to put public pressure on the administration to take…

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    Human Rights Issues: Genocide

    A bipartisan conference was held on “Human Rights: Uncommon Leadership for Common Values.” Participants discussed aiding the disadvantage through bipartisan leadership and the mobilization from all sectors of society. The event was held at…

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    War Crimes in Sudan

    A panel from The Judicial Issues Forum of the Brookings Governance Studies Program talked about the situation in Sudan, international calls for Sudanese accountability in cases of genocide,…

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    Future of Independent Humanitarian Aid

    A State Department official and humanitarian aid organization representatives described their concerns over the security of humanitarian aid workers operating for non-governmental organizations (NGOs).…

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