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:   'Tens of Thousands Trapped in Darfur's Jebel Marra' (news)
Radio Dabanga
11 February 2016

The Sudanese Air Force has destroyed at least 20 villages in the area of Golo in Jebel Marra since the start of a major offensive on rebel strongholds in the area on 15 January. Tens of thousands of ... [read more]

Sudan:   Darfur Camps for Displaced to Close Amid Spike in Conflict, Displacement (analysis)
Nuba Reports
10 February 2016

The fate of hundreds of thousands of Darfuris displaced by conflict has become even more uncertain as the Sudan government moves to shut down all camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in ... [read more]

Africa:   Sudanese Vice-President in Luanda for ICGLR Summit (news)
Angola Press Agency
11 February 2016

The Vice-president of Sudan, Hassabo Mohamed, arrived on Wednesday in Luanda to participate in the 6th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the International Conference for the Great ... [read more]

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