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:

Sudan:   Juba Aiding Armed Opposition in Khartoum, US Says (news)
The Nation
21 October 2016

South Sudan's government is continuing to harbour and aid armed groups active in neighbouring Sudan, the United States has said. Such assistance places South Sudan in violation of a United Nations ... [read more]

South Sudan:   President Threatens to Personally Run Military if Road Attacks Continue (news)
Voice of America
21 October 2016

President Salva Kiir has threatened to personally lead military operations against armed groups in central South Sudan if gunmen continue to attack civilians along a key road. Kiir said Thursday that ... [read more]

Sud-Soudan:   Ces filières d'armes qui alimentent la guerre au pays (news)
Radio France Internationale
21 October 2016

Alors que le Conseil de sécurité discute toujours d'un possible embargo sur les armes à l'encontre du Soudan du Sud, un rapport d'experts révèle que des armes venues ... [read more]

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