5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

From Enough blogs Fri Dec 7 2012, 14:12:43

Here at Enough, we often swap emails with interesting articles and feature stories that we come across in our favorite publications and on our favorite websites. We wanted to share some of these stories with you as part of our effort to keep you up to date on what you need to know in the world of anti-genocide and crimes against humanity work.

In a feature for Newsweek magazine, Goma-based reporter Melanie Gouby considers, "What Does M23 Want?" The piece highlights the complexities and the contradictions through which the rebels rose to prominence and managed to overtake the provincial capital.

The online literary journal Warscapes presents a series of pieces on Sudan and South Sudan, rediscovering the 1987 novel by Francis Deng Cry of the Owl and the 2006 novel The Drift of Latitudes by Jamal Mahjoub, presenting new work by author Leila Aboulela, and showcasing emerging South Sudanese authors Edward Eremugo Luka and David Lukudu. "This special Warscapes issue spans narratives of returning home from exile in the west to migratory journeys within Sudan, as well as war's impact on women and children," writes Bhakti Shringarpure in the editor's preface.

Reuters' Hereward Holland reports about the targeted killing of South Sudanese journalist Diing Chan Awuol in Juba this week. Awuol is the first journalist killed in South Sudan since the country gained independence last year, and his family says he had received death threats in reaction to his writings that were frequently critical of the government.

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