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.
AlJazeera produced this video embedded about a story frequently in the news lately: that the Kenyan government is forcibly recruiting Kenyans of Somali origin and Somali refugees and training them to fight on behalf of the weak central government in Mogadishu. The Kenyan government strongly denies the accusations, but as AlJazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports,
“People of northern Kenya… are worried that the Kenyan military involvement in Somalia could have huge consequences at home.” (HT to Alex Thurston at the Sahel Blog http://sahelblog.wordpress.com/)
PRI’s The World featured this narrated slideshow about some of the challenges of daily life in Somalia, illustrated through photographs taken by a nurse working for Doctors Without Borders.
Bec Hamilton had some interesting insights to add to this week’s discussion about the U.N. Group of Experts report on the situation in Darfur.
After sitting vacant since the beginning of the year, the top office at USAID finally has someone to fill it. Dr. Rajiv Shah is expected to be a shoo-in for the formal confirmation process but will take up the post largely as an unknown, even to people in the business. Foreign Policy published this analysis of what the new guy – and the process overall – may mean for the future of the U.S. development shop.
Here’s a melancholy piece: The Guardian reported that moments before dying, Joseph Kony’s mother told her bedside nurse to give a final message to her son: lay down arms, make peace, and end the murder. If he won’t even listen to his own mother’s dying wish…