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:   Central Darfur Camp a Mud Pool After Rains (news)
Radio Dabanga
30 July 2015

Downpours destroyed 20 homes and 170 tents at Hassahissa camp for the displaced in Zalingei locality, Central Darfur, this week. [read more]

Sudan:   Book Review Response - the Khartoum Springs, Civil Society and State Security (opinion)
African Arguments
30 July 2015

I would like to thank Dr Alex De Waal for his very generous review of my book, Civil Uprisings in Modern Sudan: The 'Khartoum Springs' of 1964 and 1985. He has raised one or two issues I may have ... [read more]

Sudan:   Shooting Between Soldiers, Militiamen in Central Darfur (news)
Radio Dabanga
31 July 2015

Two government troops and two gunmen were injured in a clash in Um Dukhun locality, Central Darfur, on Thursday afternoon. [read more]



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