5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

From Enough blogs Fri Dec 14 2012, 16:16:53

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.

The Independent ran an interesting update on Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler's vast holdings in Congolese mining, following on a profile in Bloomberg Markets magazine (which we highlighted in 5 Stories last Friday). The Independent's Jim Armitage reports:

Last week, the IMF stopped a $500m (£310m) loan to the Congo due to its concerns over the way Joseph Kabila's government had sold minerals to a company said to be controlled by Mr Gertler. A few days later, his biggest partner in the Congo, London Stock Exchange-listed mining company Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), severed its relationship with him.

Human Rights Watch published a slideshow of photographs from South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and the refugee camps to which civilians have fled amid indiscriminate bombardment by the Sudanese government. The images capture scenes from daily routines of civilians living in and around the conflict area and evidence of the ongoing attacks.

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