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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 22, 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.

A reporting team from AlJazeera clandestinely flew over the North-South border into the Nuba Mountains on one of the last flights before South Sudan’s independence. Their extended report captures in gruesome detail the impact of Khartoum’s recent offensive on civilians who have fallen prey to the bombing campaign by the Sudan Armed Forces.

Don’t miss Magnum photographer Dominic Nahr’s artistic take on the independence celebrations in Juba, South Sudan.

As the delirium of South Sudan’s independence subsided, McClatchy’s Alan Boswell drew attention to the problematic record of the newest country’s ruling party. As a compelling illustration, Boswell describes the experience of an opposition party leader, Onyoti Adigo, who was roughed up by state intelligence agents just hours before the country was declared independent.

As a guest blogger on Jason Stearns’ Congo Siasa, PhD student Judith Verweijen offers an interesting analysis about why there are so many armed groups in Congo.

The Horn of Africa’s devastating famine, months in the making, is finally making headlines. Reporting from Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, located in northern Kenya, The New York Times’ Jeffrey Gettleman and photographer Tyler Hicks produced a multimedia package that illustrates the immense challenges Somalis are enduring just to arrive at the camp, where their prospects are far from clear.