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:   Rebels Announce Unilateral Ceasefire (news)
Radio Dabanga
29 April 2016

The armed movements in Sudan are willing to lay down their arms for another six months, their leaders announced. The past half year witnessed no less fighting between the rebels and Sudan Armed Forces ... [read more]

Sudan:   State Vs. Students - Killing of Nuba Student Sparks Mass Protest (analysis)
Nuba Reports
28 April 2016

"The death of a student is the death of a nation," an ever-growing crowd of protesters chanted as they marched towards Hamed Al-Neel Cemetary in Omdurman, Sudan's economic capital northwest of ... [read more]

Sudan:   Students Rally Against Killings in Universities (news)
Radio Dabanga
29 April 2016

The cities of Khartoum, Omdurman, Bahri, and Port Sudan are the scene of student rallies against the killing of a student on Wednesday. Riot police and security agents use force, as well as ... [read more]



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