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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 September 30, 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.

After 20 years away, musician and rapper K’Naan returned to his homeland of Somalia for the first time to raise awareness about the gravity of the famine in East Africa. His op-ed appeared in The New York Times.

Katrina Manson of the Financial Times wrote this moving obituary of Kenyan human rights activist Wangari Maathai. Renowned for her work as an environmentalist and women’s rights activist, Maathai was the first African women to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

Writing for Dissent magazine, Sudan expert Eric Reeves considers the implications of the dissolution of the U.N. Panel of Experts responsible for tracking weapons into Darfur.

The new Congo film “Unwatchable” spurred conversation and controversy this week, as it was intended to do. Jane Martinson of the Guardian questions whether the shock value will make the film an effective Congo advocacy tool.

Congo expert Jason Stearns blogs about potential fraud in the voter registration process in preparation for the November election, which could have significant implications, making it difficult for observers to verify results when polling takes place.