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:

South Sudan:   Army Uncovers Rebel Plan for Major Military Offensive (news)
Sudan Tribune
22 August 2014

The South Sudanese army (SPLA) says it has discovered a master plan drawn up by rebel forces outlining arrangements for mass mobilisation with the aim of launching a major offensive despite the ... [read more]

South Sudan:   Political Parties Disown Leader At Peace Talks (news)
Sudan Tribune
22 August 2014

South Sudanese political parties in the ongoing peace talks mediated by the East African regional bloc (IGAD) have announced that Lam Akol was no longer their leader. [read more]

South Sudan:   Go Back to Peace Talks, Demand South Sudanese (news)
Voice of America
21 August 2014

South Sudanese civil society groups called on the government and opposition Wednesday to engage in meaningful talks to bring peace to South Sudan after the government failed to show up for the ... [read more]



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