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.
Remember General Dabi? He’s the controversial Sudanese general who was appointed to lead the Arab League’s failed mission to monitor state-sponsored abuses in Syria, prompting strong criticism from the human rights community, particularly Enough. Foreign Policy’s Turtle Bay blogger Colum Lynch followed up on the story and found that this wasn’t even the first time that Gen. Mohamed Ahmed al-Dabi disturbed an international rights monitoring mission.
Evgeny Lebedev is the latest in a string of reporters traveling to Mogadishu to report about the dramatic security improvements in the Somali capital. Reporting for VanityFair.com, Lebedev highlights in particular the prime minister’s views on piracy, Somalis being “sick and tired of being sick and tired,” and what he plans to do post-transition in August.
Civilians in eastern Congo’s North Kivu province are on the move again amid renewed fighting prompted by the mutiny led by Bosco Ntaganda. Thousands, possibly tens of thousands, of refugees have fled over the border into Uganda, and photographer Phil Moore, working for Al Jazeera, captured compelling images of life in the makeshift settlements springing up on the border between Congo and Uganda.
In another Al Jazeera feature, reporter Anna Cavell highlights the recent and ongoing influx of South Sudanese “returning”—or in some cases traveling for the first time—to South Sudan from Sudan. Cavell profiles five people who have recently made the trip and who express anxiousness about the many unknowns that are part of the transition but also a sense of relief at this “homecoming.”
Photographer Bryan Meltz spent two years chronicling the lives of Somali refugees in Clarkston, Georgia. The work inspired her to pursue a long-term documentary project on the refugee resettlement in the city, “a modern day Ellis Island,” where it is estimated that one in three residents is an immigrant. NPR’s The Picture Show blog featured Meltz’s photos and a description of the project in her own words.