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.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Kenya:   Jubilee Plots to Pull Kenya Out of ICC (news)
The Hague Trials Kenya
17 October 2014

Today - during the 'Is Kenya on Trial at the ICC' debate organized by Change Associates - some legislatures from the ruling Jubilee Coalition revealed that they are working on a new mechanism to pull ... [read more]

Kenya:   How Peace Recording Appeal Turned Me Into an ICC Proxy Witness (opinion)
The Hague Trials Kenya
22 October 2014

ICC suspect journalist Joshua arap Sang's ex-colleague narrates how the government's ban on live broadcasts at the beginning of January 2008, inspired KASS FM's staff to record and broadcast peace ... [read more]

Kenya:   Kenya Revives Reconciliation Efforts in Mandera, Wajir (news)
Sabahi
30 October 2014

Kenya's National Commission for Integration and Cohesion (NCIC) will launch an initiative to broker peace between clans in Mandera and Wajir, Kenya's The Standard reported Thursday (October 30th). [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!