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:   Kiir Re-Appoints Rival Machar as Deputy (news)
Voice of America
12 February 2016

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has reappointed rival Riek Machar as vice president, in a move that appears aimed at ending a civil war that began more than two years ago. [read more]

Soudan:   Les réfugiés soudanais au Soudan du Sud (news)
IRIN
11 February 2016

L'une des premières localités du Soudan du Sud où s'arrêtent les personnes fuyant le conflit qui fait rage dans la région soudanaise du Sud-Kordofan est la ville de ... [read more]

South Sudan:   Low On Funds, UN and Partners Race Ahead of Rains to Tackle Needs (news)
UN News Service
10 February 2016

With humanitarian needs rising in South Sudan, the top United Nations relief official in the country has called for urgent funding to allow aid organizations to rapidly increase humanitarian action ... [read more]



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