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:   Investigation Underway Into Burning of a Commercial Market By Army Personnel in East Darfur (news)
Sudan Tribune
19 September 2014

A ministerial committee from East Darfur has arrived in Beer Yassin area, 60 km west of the state's capital, El-Daein to investigate the burning of the commercial market by army personnel in protest ... [read more]

Sudan:   U.S Warns Citizens in Sudan Against Possible Demonstrations On Saturday (news)
Sudan Tribune
19 September 2014

The U.S. embassy in Khartoum on Thursday asked its citizens to exercise caution in light of anti-government demonstrations that could erupt on Saturday. [read more]

Sudan:   'Merge Sudan's Negotiation Platforms' - Rebel SRF (news)
Radio Dabanga
19 September 2014

The Sudan Revolutionary Front has called for the unification of all negotiation platforms into a single platform, in order to achieve a comprehensive peace for Sudan. "Not one partial agreement has ... [read more]



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