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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 April 13, 2012

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.

In a follow-up trip to Sudan’s Nuba Mountains 10 months since fighting between the Khartoum government and SPLA-North rebels broke out, Time’s Alex Perry offers an inside look at the insurgency.

Al Jazeera, too, broadcast an extended report from South Kordofan with a focus on the root causes of the conflict.

Some critics have derided the recent attention to the Lord’s Resistance Army as too late, saying that the LRA is a mostly spent force. But reporting from the remote corner of the Central African Republic, The Washington Post’s Sudarsan Raghavan features personal testimonies of survivors of LRA atrocities, illustrating the group’s severe humanitarian impact, no matter their numbers.

The recent defections from the Congolese army led by Bosco Ntaganda, rebel-turned-general-turned-renegade, have set off a renewed sense of tumult in eastern Congo, prompting a visit by President Kabila and a reported reshuffling of army command structures. Reporter Michael Kavanaugh in Kinshasa offers some analysis for PRI’s The World about where Ntaganda’s mutiny might lead.           

“It's been a bad year for bad guys,” write Srdja Popovic and Robert Helvey in Foreign Policy. “Indeed, if anyone had predicted at the end of 2010 that in the following twelve months Mubarak of Egypt and Ben Ali of Tunis would step down and face prosecution, that Qaddafi, Kim Jong Il, and Osama Bin Laden would be dead, and that Ratko Mladic would be in jail, no one would have believed it.” Popovic and Helvey offer some pointers for planning for the day after the revolution succeeds. The various Sudanese rebel groups with their sights set on Khartoum would be wise to take heed.