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.
- On Open Democracy, noted French academic and astute east Africa observer Gérard Prunier unpacks the latest developments in Somalia and offers his prognosis for the embattled country in the wake of the election of the moderate Islamist leader Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed as president.
- The Washington Post has a photo slideshow documenting the return of Rwandans—largely demobilized members of the notorious FDLR rebel group and their families—to their native Rwanda from eastern Congo
- Don’t miss another compelling slideshow (this one courtesy of the New York Times) on the booming gold industry in eastern Congo. These photos (taken by acclaimed Reuters photographer Finbarr O’Reilly) detail the intense manual labor process required to extract gold from dangerous open pit mines.
- The International Crisis Group’s Nick Grono and Caroline Flintoft take on “the politics of ending impunity,” and emphasize that “more swift international justice” has been seen as a result of the International Criminal Court, in a meaty article in the Aegis Trust’s recent volume, “The Enforcement of International Criminal Law” (PDF).
- And read this New York Times magazine interview to learn why Zambian-born, Harvard- and Oxford-educated economist Dambisa Moyo thinks that foreign aid to Africa is counterproductive and undermines Africans.