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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 April 15, 2011

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 arrest of Laurent Gbagbo, detention of Hosni Mubarak, and ongoing efforts to oust Muammar Qaddafi have redirected attention to the peace vs. justice debate. NPR published a piece that poses the question is “prosecution a fate better than death for tyrants?” quoting a number of international justice analysts (including Enough’s former executive director).

The world’s largest refugee camp, home to well over 300,000 people, marks its 20th year of operations in 2011. The Atlantic blog In Focus with Alan Taylor features this series of photos taken in Dadaab camp in eastern Kenya by a variety of photographers.

Reporting for PRI’s The World, Matthew Brunwasser describes the dilemma South Sudan faces setting up a new country in a region long and deeply dependent on international aid.

Four years in existence, the mission of the U.S. military’s Africa Command is still not well understood. The Economist seeks to explain the purpose, perceptions, and the shortcomings of AFRICOM.

Set in Chad, the newly released film “A Screaming Man” is “a war film in which the battlefield seems a distant threat, represented by the sounds of helicopters and the images of a fleeing populace and the soldiers and United Nations troops who take their place,” writes New York Times movie critic Manohla Dargis. “But war is always closer than we admit.” The film opened this week in New York to high acclaim. (Hat-tip: Africa Is A Country)