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.
Al Jazeera’s Donata Hardenberg examines the implications of Sudan’s likely split for China, one country that “has more to lose than most if civil war returns.” China’s relations with southern Sudan have challenged the superpower’s typical policy of engaging with African countries without involving itself in their internal affairs. While China proclaims it will maintain close ties to both the North and an independent South, “some suspect that Chinese investments will shift along with the revenue” if a pipeline through Kenya materializes.
A Fox News blog reports on the latest corporate follower of the conflict minerals movement – the auto industry.
In a colorful slideshow with detailed captions, Foreign Policy highlights 10 of the would-be breakaway regions of the world. Some are expected, even forgone conclusions (southern Sudan); others, not so much (Greenland?)
From Goma in eastern Congo, The Economist reports on the history of the use of rape in war and the relatively recent recognition of it as a war crime. Acclaimed photographer Marcus Bleasdale’s photos from Congo accompany the feature.
January marks 20 years since the fall of Somalia’s last permanent central government and the start of the country’s brutal civil war. Though a transitional government is now officially in place, Dr. Hawa Abdi has long learned to fend for herself – and for the 90,000 people who now live on the land surrounding her hospital. Mohammed Ibrahim and Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times profile Mama Hawa, as she is known among those she helps, telling the story of her harrowing recent run-in with al-Shabaab.