John Prendergast to Testify Thursday before Senate on South Sudan

Enough Project Director to Join U.S. Special Envoy Booth, Princeton Lyman, and Amnesty International at Foreign Relations Hearing “Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership”

Washington, DC, December 9, 2015 (SSNA) — The Enough Project’s Founding Director John Prendergast will testify tomorrow before the U.S Senate Foreign Relations Committee that South Sudan represents a “violent kleptocracy.” 

In his testimony, Prendergast will present a state of the conflict in the world’s newest nation, focusing on corruption as a key factor, and recommending steps the U.S. can take to buttress the recently signed peace agreement with enhanced implementation and enforcement of sanctions. Prendergast will join U.S. Special Envoy Donald Booth, Ambassador Princeton Lyman, and other distinguished speakers in the hearing, “Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership.” 

Mr. Prendergast will be available for selected media interviews following the hearing.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing: “Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership” Date/Time: Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 10:00am Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419, Constitution Avenue NE, Washington D.C. 20002 Hearing schedule and speakers: Presiding: Senator Bob Cor…

Link to Senate hearing webpage:

For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact:
Greg Hittelman, Director of Communications, +1 310 717 0606, [email protected]


The Enough Project, an atrocity prevention policy group, seeks to build leverage for peace and justice in Africa by helping to create real consequences for the perpetrators and facilitators of genocide and other mass atrocities. Enough aims to counter rights-abusing armed groups and violent kleptocratic regimes that are fueled by grand corruption, transnational crime and terror, and the pillaging and trafficking of minerals, ivory, diamonds, and other natural resources. Enough conducts field research in conflict zones, develops and advocates for policy recommendations, supports social movements in affected countries, and mobilizes public campaigns. Learn more – and join us – at

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