5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

From Enough blogs Fri Dec 21 2012, 04:17:43

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.

The spate of major poaching operations in Africa of recent months takes on an even more sinister twist with details about the Lord's Resistance Army using elephant tusks to fund their predations in central Africa. Agence France-Presse highlights the recent findings of Resolve about the LRA's efforts to secure funding for their declining but still terrifying operations. Says Resolve advocacy direct Paul Ronan:

"Because the LRA is so unpredictable in where they will attack next, really until Kony is captured or killed, the psychological impact that he has on these hundreds of thousands of people in the affected areas will remain huge."

Forbes focused on some of the grassroots actions taking off to raise awareness about the connection between conflict minerals from Congo and the gadgets we love and depend on. Tech writer Andy Robertson talks with Congolese activist Bandi Mbubi about how concerned consumers can use their electronics to push for Congolese to finally benefit from the wealth found in their land.

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