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Laura Heaton is the Writer-Editor for the blog, Enough Said. Before joining the Enough team, Laura worked on media-related projects in Rwanda and as a journalist and health consultant in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most recently she was a consultant for Family Health International, a global public health organization, and Project Akilah, a start-up, non-profit working with young women in Rwanda. Between periods of working abroad, Laura has held editing and reporting positions at Agence France-Presse and United Press International in Washington, D.C. Laura received her B.A. in international relations with a human rights concentration from Connecticut College.

 

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5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday (or on occasion, on Saturday).  Read More »

10 Years of the Responsibility to Protect: A Glimpse at Sudan

At an event this week hosted by the Stanley Foundation in New York to recognize the anniversary, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon offered complimentary remarks about the use of R2P to justify action in Côte d’Ivoire and Libya. But it was the U.N. secretary general’s unusually candid insights about the limitations of implementing the Responsibility to Protect in South Sudan recently that stood out.  Read More »

Kenya In Somalia: Planning The War But Not The Peace?

Kenya’s landmark incursion into Somalia last October and ongoing military operations present some important opportunities and disquieting potential pitfalls for establishing lasting security in a region controlled by the al Qaeda-linked jihadi group al-Shabaab.

This guest post for Think Progress introduces "After the Kenyan Intervention in Somalia," Enough's latest Somalia report, written by Ken Menkhaus.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

2011 A Banner Year for the ICC; What’s to Come in 2012?

Now four days into the New Year, the 2011 reflections are tapering off, giving way to predictions about what may be in store in 2012. But permit us one more: 2011 was a momentous year for the International Criminal Court as the institution played a role in some of the year’s most defining moments, further establishing itself as an avenue for pursuing justice for victims of even the seemingly most invincible leaders and war criminals.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

Amid Famine and Insecurity, Internal Battles Cripple Somali Government

Political infighting has long hampered Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government, or TFG, with rifts between leaders often playing out in awkwardly public ways. But a meeting of members of Parliament geared toward naming a committee to choose a new speaker yesterday disintegrated into an all-out brawl of punching and kicking.  Read More »

In Eastern Congo, Celebrations and Cynicism as Kabila Declared Winner

Blasts from vuvuzelas rang out as word spread that Congolese President Joseph Kabila had been declared winner of the country’s second-ever election since independence. After more than a week of waiting since Congolese went to the polls on November 28, the mood in the eastern cities of Goma and Bukavu was marked by an eagerness for the process to be concluded. “The limbo of not knowing what the results will bring is fatiguing for people,” said Enough researcher Sarah Zingg Wimmer in Goma.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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