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:   Conflicts Increase Emergency Food Airlifts (news)
Voice of America
22 July 2014

The World Food Program reports increasing conflicts in the first half of this year have created a huge surge in emergency airlifts and airdrops of food to people caught in hard-to-reach areas. The air ... [read more]

Sudan:   Rapid Support Forces Assault, Rob People in Sudan's Capital (news)
Radio Dabanga
23 July 2014

Elements of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) reportedly attacked five young men in Khartoum this week. The independent Sudanese electronic newspaper Hurriyat reported on Tuesday that RSF ... [read more]

Sudan:   Central Darfur Displaced Ill Because of Dire Sanitary Situation (news)
Radio Dabanga
23 July 2014

Dozens of cases of fever and diarrhoea emerged among the residents of Hamidiya camp for the displaced in Zalingei locality, Central Darfur, during the past two weeks. [read more]



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