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:   Darfur Rebels Claim Control of New Area (news)
Radio Dabanga
31 May 2016

In Darfur's Jebel Marra, the rebel SLM-AW claim to have killed dozens of soldiers and allied militiamen at Katrom area in western Jebel Marra on Sunday. A military vehicle exploded on its way to ... [read more]

Sudan:   Shared Language and Religion for Syrians in Sudan (news)
IRIN
31 May 2016

It's not surprising that Sudan has become a popular alternative destination for many Syrians. Not only are there regular direct flights between Damascus and Khartoum and no visa requirements, but a ... [read more]

Sudan:   Hundreds of Eritreans Denied the Right to Seek Asylum (news)
Voice of America
31 May 2016

Sudanese authorities deported at least 442 Eritreans, including six registered refugees, in May of 2016, a Human Rights Watch report said Monday. "Sudan is arresting and forcing Eritreans back into ... [read more]



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