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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 October 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.

Turkey has taken a leadership role in responding to the famine in Somalia, perhaps most notably as one of the only actors engaging directly with the militant group al-Shabaab. “We are proud of the sensitivity and cooperation displayed by the Turkish people during the holy month of Ramadan,” writes Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an oped in Foreign Policy touting his country’s efforts. “In the last month alone, approximately $280 million worth of donations for Somalia were collected in Turkey.”

As the end of ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo’s tenure approaches, The Daily Beast’s Marlow Stern interviews Ocampo about the strides the court has made and the challenges it faces.

Newsweek/Daily Beast also ran a collection of photographs documenting the effects of the Horn of Africa famine by acclaimed photographer Lynsey Addario.

A new study looks at the prevalence of sexual violence targeting men in conflict and the effect not only on the survivors themselves but also on their families and communities. IRIN reports on the findings.

Damon Albarn, former frontman of the British band Blur, recently traveled in Kinshasa to produce an album of Congolese music and sounds inspired by the visit. “There was one rule, which was that every sound we used had to come from the experiences we were having in Congo," Albarn told NPR Music. The proceeds of the album, “Kinshasa One Two,” will benefit Oxfam.