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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 December 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.

Ever focused on keeping Sudan in the headlines, Sudan specialist Eric Reeves wrote “How War Reignited In Sudan While No One Was Looking” for The New Republic. For close Sudan followers, the details of the piece won’t come as a shock, but because of its compelling but concise description of how the situation in Sudan and South Sudan has deteriorated, it’s a piece worth sharing. (Previously, Reeves’ “Darfur: The Genocide the World Got Tired Of” appeared on Thanksgiving Day.)

Highly aware of the strong anti-American sentiment in Somalia, the U.S. government is engaging behind the scenes to assist the expanded regional military operations to defeat al-Shabaab. Craig Whitlock, reporting for The Washington Post, offers a glimpse into the role of the Unites States, via proxies.

Congo Siasa blogger Jason Stearns, writing from Bukavu, offers reflections on the election and the first few days after voting. In addition to compiling reactions gleaned from contacts across the country, Stearns presents some key questions to keep in mind when watching the election returns in the coming days.

The Boston Globe’s The Big Picture features a stunning array of election photos from photojournalists in both Egypt and Congo.

And with a much more artsy approach to photographing Congo, Richard Mosse captures his subjects using Kodak Aerochrome film, discontinued now but previously used for military surveillance because it detects an invisible spectrum of infrared light, according to FlavorWire. Some of the images, so disconnected as they are from reality, are off-putting, but the collection is certainly worth a look.