5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

From Enough blogs Fri Feb 8 2013, 15:54:22

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.

IRIN published an in-depth piece on the mounting threats to free speech in South Sudan. A series of incidents involving journalists and civil society groups reveal what may be the government's still limited authority ("We just don't have control over these people," according to some government officials) or, more cynically, a deliberate effort to tamp down on any criticism of the new country.

Refugees International highlights the acute challenges of life in "spontaneous settlements" in eastern Congo-camps set up as people have fled insecurity through much of last year that do not receive regular assistance from aid distributors. The photo report underscores RI's view that "The humanitarian community, starting with the UN Refugee Agency, must take responsibility for their role in supporting these individuals and ensure that the no camp is forgotten."

The Belgian news site Mondiaal Nieuws published an expose on "Getting Rich in Poverty-stricken Congo." Drawing from a confidential source who offered a glimpse at his well-worn blueprint for taking advantage of the system (or lack thereof), Congolese-Australian journalist Eric Mwamba provides a devastatingly candid description of how the gaping divide is perpetuated between Congo's haves and have-nots.

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You might also be interested in the following news stories:

South Sudan:   Opposition Replaces Missing Leader Machar (news)
Al Jazeera
23 July 2016

A faction of South Sudan's armed opposition says it has temporarily replaced its leader Riek Machar, who is also the country's first vice president, raising the prospect of more turmoil after weeks of ... [read more]

Sud-Soudan:   Taban Deng Gai désigné vice-président à la place de Riek Machar (news)
Radio France Internationale
24 July 2016

L'ultimatum a expiré au Soudan du Sud. Le président Salva Kiir avait donné 48 heures à son vice-président et ancien adversaire Riek Machar pour revenir à Juba ... [read more]

South Sudan:   Former Rebel Gets Ultimatum to Return From Exile (news)
Al Jazeera
23 July 2016

South Sudan's vice president and former rebel leader Riek Machar has no plans for an immediate return to Juba, his supporters said on Friday, accusing his rival President Salva Kiir of trying to oust ... [read more]



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