5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

From Enough blogs Fri Feb 22 2013, 03:40:40

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 confirmation hearing for the new head of the Africa Command, Gen. David M. Rodriguez, prompted a closer look at growing engagement from the U.S. military on the continent. Craig Whitlock of The Washington Post examines how President Obama's original intention to "pivot to Asia" turn into a "shift to Africa" over the course of his first term in office and looks set to continue.

The Christian Science Monitor shares the story of a young Ugandan chess prodigy who grew up in a slum in Kampala and has gone on to compete in international competitions as far away as Russia. Disney reportedly plans to make a movie about Phiona Mutesi's inspiring story.

One of the contenders in the Foreign Language category at the 2013 Academy Awards this weekend is War Witch, the story of a 14-year-old girl who is abducted and forcibly conscripted by rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is seen to possess special powers. Human Rights Watch posted the trailer for the film, which will debut in London at HRW's film festival in March.

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