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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 July 2, 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.

Sudan expert Eric Reeves cautions against feeling too great a sense of relief about the recent agreements dealing with the crises in Abyei and the Nuba Mountains. “There is a serious danger that these very modest diplomatic achievements, which resolve none of the fundamental issues, will simply buy Khartoum time to accomplish its goals in both regions,” he writes in The New Republic.

Fast Company’s Mark Harris takes on some myths about the perils and payoffs of recruiting celebrities as spokesmen for charitable causes.

Writing for The Atlantic, G. Pascal Zachary discusses what he calls President Obama’s ‘anti-doctrine’ – the belief expressed on his trip to Ghana two years ago that the U.S. “should be … trying to minimize our footprint and maximize the degree to which we're training people to do for themselves." But how do the current conflicts in Sudan challenge this often hands-off approach?

Voices on Genocide Prevention podcast series released a two-part series on Congo. In the first, author Adam Hochschild discusses the brutal colonial period that set the stage for today’s ongoing conflict and was the subject of his book, King Leopold’s Ghost.

In part two, Congolese journalist and writer Mvemba Dizolele examines the long reign of Mobutu Sese Seko. While most accounts of the Mobutu era focus on his plundering of the country for personal gain, Dizolele talks with program host Bridget Conley-Zilkic about some of the positive aspects of Mobutu’s legacy.