5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

From Enough blogs Fri Feb 1 2013, 11:27:55

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.

The New Yorker featured images from the photo collective Everyday Africa on its Tumblr. Washing tomatoes in the Nile; a motorbike driver in Bamako striking a daring pose tilted back on his bike to steer with his feet. Photos from Egypt and Mali in particular capture scenes that contrast starkly with much of the news coverage from those countries this week.

While still not a signatory to the Rome Statute that established the International Criminal Court, the United States "is now much more aligned with the court's goals than ever before," finds the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. The piece highlights both the initiative and cooperative role the United States is playing in bringing international war criminals to justice.

Professor Scott Straus, writing for African Arguments, counters the popular view that war is on the rise or never-ending on the African continent. "Even if one counts an uptick during the past two years, there were about one-third fewer wars in Sub-Saharan Africa in the period compared to the early-to-mid 1990s," Straus writes.

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