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.
The Sudan Tribune compiled some public perceptions about the vote in the South and turned up some interesting information about why people voted for who they did – in sweeping numbers, Salva Kiir – and how they might have cast their votes differently had the poll occurred after the long-awaited referendum next year to decide the future of southern Sudan.
The L.A. Times ran a nice (if slightly floridly worded) feature
about the women who work on the streets of Khartoum serving tea, unofficially Sudan’s national beverage.
In the typical Vanity Fair fashion of delving deep into individuals profiled, the magazine published a fascinating piece about Sam Childers, known as Reverend Sam, who has made it his personal mission to take down Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony. In his outpost in southern Sudan, complete with his own contingent of southern Sudanese soldiers, “he is not your typical evangelical Christian missionary, nor, as a white American, is he your typical African warlord,” writes Ian Urbina.
BBC’s Lucy Fleming covered the underground trade in araqi, gin made from fermented dates, in this dispatch from Khartoum. Despite the strict punishment meted out to those who violate Sharia law by buying or selling the liquor, the business is triving, as this colorful piece tells.
After two years at the helm of Change.org’s Stop Genocide blog, the influential human rights blogger known simply as Michelle has filed her last piece. She reflected today on the anti-genocide movement, the perhaps the unattainable ideal of ‘never again,’ and the intentions of individuals who dedicate their energy to this very steep uphill battle.