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:   Unamid Donates Women's Clothing to the Displaced in Zalingei, Central Darfur (press release)
United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur
19 May 2015

UNAMID donated one hundred pieces of clothing to women at Taiba camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Zalingei, Central Darfur, as part of the Mission's celebration of the International Day ... [read more]

Sudan:   Two High-Level UN Human Rights Delegations Visit Darfur (press release)
United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur
21 May 2015

The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Rashida Manjoo, and the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, visited Darfur consecutively from 18 to 21 May ... [read more]

Burkina Faso:   Mission de paix au Darfour - Le bataillon Laafi 6 est de retour (news)
Sidwaya
21 May 2015

Après 12 mois passés au Darfour dans le cadre de la Mission conjointe des Nations unies et de l'Union africaine au Darfour (MINUAD), le bataillon Laafi 6 a reçu, dans ... [read more]



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