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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 Tracy Fehr on September 14, 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.

Reporting for Voice of America from Yusuf Batil camp in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, Hannah McNeish speaks with representatives from UNHCR and the World Food Programme about their concerns over funding and resource needs in anticipation of another influx of refugees after the rains cease.  

Earlier this week, Somali members of Parliament elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country’s new president—the first time in decades that a president has been elected on Somali soil. So what does this mean for the transitioning country? The BBC profiles the new president, who has a background in both academia and civic activism, indicating that he could represent a different path for the conflict-torn country.

As part of a special month-long series, “Our Mobile Society,” CNN spotlights Africa’s trend toward mobile technology, listing seven ways mobile devices have transformed people’s lives. From citizen activism in Egypt and Kenya, teaching math in South Africa, collecting refugee information in Uganda, and calculating crop prices in Kenya, the emerging technology has changed how people live throughout the continent.

The M23 rebels in eastern Congo have increased their control in the region, now expanding to a size larger than the state of Deleware. Part of this territory covers the Virgunga National Park, home to 200 endangered mountain gorillas, about a quarter of the world’s total population. John Burnett reports for NPR’s “All Things Considered,” discussing the intersection between the mountain gorillas and guerrilla fighters.

Violent protests erupted after Friday Muslim prayers today across the Muslim world over an anti-Islamic YouTube video, which sparked violence earlier this week resulting in the death of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three diplomatic personnel. The heaviest violence today was in Sudan, where state-run media urged protesters to march on the German and U.S. Embassies. HuffPost Live reports on this most recent wave of violence.