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5 Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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5 Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Posted by Laura Heaton on October 9, 2009

5 Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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.

Carl Wilkens Fellowship recipient, professor, (and Enough Said guest blogger) Lee Ann De Reus was featured in this week’s edition of the podcast series hosted by the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Earlier this year, De Reus traveled to eastern Congo to interview women being treated for injuries caused by sexual violence. In this podcast, she shares some of the stories of the women, who invariably demonstrate immense courage and resilience.

From NYT’s Jeffrey Gettleman, a fascinating profile of a Somali-American from Minnesota who has set up virtually “a state within a state” in central Somalia. Appointed “president” by the town’s elders, Mohamed Aden spent the first year “doing security” and has now moved on to development: “What I do on a daily basis is to solve the problems for the people,” he said in the accompanying video.

Perhaps one of the most recognizable faces of the Holocaust, Anne Frank and her diary have captivated audiences the world over and for many serve as an introduction to reality of genocide. To mark the launch of the Official Anne Frank Channel on YouTube,’s genocide blogger Michelle published this thoughtful post and video of the only known film footage of Anne Frank, taken less than a year before her family went into hiding.

One element of the conflict in Darfur that we focus on less – drought and scarce resources – is the subject of this AlJazeera report from northern Darfur. It provides an interesting look at a historical problem, accentuated in times of severe drought like right now.

Ok, we’re biased because they used some of our material about Congo’s conflict minerals, but this short video provides a compelling, simple explanation of the links between devastating human rights abuses in eastern Congo, the mining industry, and the conflict minerals that are essential in our cell phones. Great visual and important message (but of course we would say that…)