5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

From Enough blogs Fri Feb 15 2013, 11:57:50

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.

Congo specialist Jason Stearns explains the elements, merits, and key unknowns of the framework agreement, or "11+1 agreement," put forth by the United Nations as the basis for ending conflict in the Kivus and instituting crucial countrywide reforms in Congo. The effort seems to be the most serious attempt at peace since the last U.N.-back talks ended in 2006, but will it overcome the "backdoor deals, opacity, and lack of follow-up" characteristic of the "many mini-peace processes since then"?

Kenya held its first-ever presidential debate this week, televised and broadcast on the radio to millions of voters, ahead of the March 4 election. One of the most contentious and highly anticipated topics was the upcoming trial of Uhuru Kenyatta, one of the frontrunners who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the last election. The Reporting Kenya website highlighted two video clips from the debate in which the candidates spar about the impact of the ICC cases.

U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Princeton Lyman wrote an op-ed for The Sudan Tribune about the crucial role women should play in governance and peace building efforts within their countries and between the former civil war foes. Lyman wrote:

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You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Kenya:   Kenyans' Long Wait for Justice (news)
Deutsche Welle
18 April 2014

The trial of Kenyan President Kenyatta at the World Criminal Court is threatening to collapse due to lack of evidence. Survivors of the 2007 post-election violence fear they will be denied justice. [read more]

Kenya:   Scores of Shabaab Suspects Arrested (news)
The Star
18 April 2014

65 Ethiopians suspected to be members of the Al Shabaab were arrested this morning in Ruiru. [read more]

Kenya:   Government Enhances Security in Mombasa (news)
Capital FM
18 April 2014

Security has been beefed up in Mombasa during the Easter holidays in the wake of terror threats. [read more]



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