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5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Posted by Laura Heaton on March 9, 2013

5 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.

The mood was tense throughout the week in Kenya, after voters went to the polls on Monday and by Friday afternoon the results still were not out. But one candidate, Uhuhu Kenyatta, who is slated to stand trial at the ICC starting in July, held a commanding lead and looked poised to even win without the run-off vote that was seen as almost inevitable before the vote. New York Times’ East Africa Bureau Chief Jeffrey Gettleman examines what a Kenyatta victory would mean for Kenya’s relations with the United States.

To accompany its new report on child marriage in South Sudan, Human Rights Watch published a multimedia package that includes portraits and an excellent video about why the practice exists, what impact child marriage has on the well-being of the girl and also for the long term development goals of the country, and what the South Sudan government should do to address the problem.

Writing for The Lancet, Renee Farrar reviews the “I Dream of Congo” exhibit produced by the non-profit Congo Connect and on display first in London before going on the road. Farrar writes:

To depict calm after atrocity could suggest ignorance, or political whitewashing, but this is an example of the exhibition's strength in its truthful connection to the people of the eastern DRC, constantly reminding the viewer of what has happened and what could be; making it much more than photoreportage.

Dr. Tom Catena is the only doctor in the Nuba Mountains. In a Q&A for Foreign Policy, Jeffrey Bartholet speaks to “Dr. Tom” and captures the horrors of the conflict through the perspective of the doctor treating those most affected — the injured (often mortally), the malnourished.

On International Women’s Day, Aili Mari Tripp takes a look at the impact of feminism in Africa for Think Africa Press. She writes:

In Africa, the term “feminism” has often carried with it the baggage of being regarded as a Western and foreign construct. However, this is rapidly changing as feminism itself has been increasingly redefined by women leaders in Africa to suit their own purposes.