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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 Amanda Hsiao on December 4, 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.

Two articles this week provide a rare look into two sides of the explosive Somali conflict. One piece from AP details the recruitment and training process of extremist group al-Shabaab, giving a glimpse of life as a trainee. The second article, from AFP, goes behind the scenes of headquarters for the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia.

Make sure you check out Bec Hamilton’s piece in The New Republic, which gives readers a fascinating look at the inner workings of Musa Hilala, the man who organized the Janjaweed, Khartoum’s agents of genocide in Darfur. Hamilton’s interviews reveal a man who, despite leading the charge to eradicate Darfur of its non-Arab population, believes he is working for peace in the region.

The New York Times “Lens” blog showcased the work of photographer Stephen Alvarez, who exposes the effect of war on life in the border region between Sudan and Uganda.

Also, Christiane Amanpour will be interviewing ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on the prosecution of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, tonight. Tune in to what will undoubtedly be an interesting discussion, at 8 p.m. on CNN.