5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

From Enough blogs Fri Jan 11 2013, 11:43:26

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.

Amid a host of issues that have triggered violence among ethnic groups in Darfur, fighting broke out at a gold mine over who would be allowed to prospect there. "Half a million artisan miners have joined a gold rush across Sudan, according to the government, which estimates it made $2.5 billion from gold exports last year," Khalid Abdelaziz of Reuters reports.

The How We Made It in Africa blog reported on the recent trend of Africans from the diaspora returning to the continent as entrepreneurs. Kate Douglas interviewed Jonathan Howard, CEO of the UK-based Business Council for Africa, about the impact:

In recent years there have been a number of areas that the diaspora have been particularly useful in Africa's development, according to Howard. The first is in bridging the skills gap. Many members of the diaspora are being grabbed up by Western companies and sent back to Africa to help with these companies' African operations.

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You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Algeria:   Soldiers Killed in Mountain Ambush (news)
Deutsche Welle
20 April 2014

In the deadliest attack in years, 11 Algerian soldiers have been killed while returning from a mountain patrol. The attack follows last week's presidential poll. [read more]

Nigeria:   Gunmen Kill Five-Year-Old in School Attack (news)
Daily Trust
20 April 2014

Police in Bauchi State said suspected gunmen set ablaze some houses in the staff quarters of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Yana, killing a five-year old girl on Sunday. [read more]

South Sudan:   Juba Clamps Down On Media Over Fighting (news)
Inter Press Service
18 April 2014

As rebel forces loyal to South Sudan's former vice president Riek Machar declared on Tuesday Apr. 15 that they had captured the key oil town of Bentiu, the government has been accused of clamping down ... [read more]



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