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:

Sudan:   UN Experts Urge Sudan to Overturn 'Outrageous Conviction' for Indecent Dressing (news)
UN News Service
28 August 2015

A group of independent United Nations human rights experts have voiced alarm after a female Sudanese student was sentenced to public flogging and a heavy fine for charges of "indecent dressing," while ... [read more]

North Africa:   Survivors Fight for Air On 'Boat of Death' Off Libya (news)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
28 August 2015

Abdel pushed his face up to the cracks between the wooden floorboards, gasping for air. [read more]

Sudan:   Wave of Opposition Arrests (press release)
Human Rights Watch
28 August 2015

Sudanese security agents have arrested, detained, and interrogated at least 17 members of opposition parties since early August 2015. Most of those arrested are affiliated with the Sudanese Congress ... [read more]



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