Here at Enough, we often swap emails with interesting articles and feature stories that we come across in our favorite publications. 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.
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Congo-based journalist Michael Kavanagh wrote a moving tribute to Alison Des Forges, the Rwanda expert and longtime Human Rights Watch researcher, who died last week in a plane crash.
Some people like him, some people don’t, but you have to admit, Christopher Hitchens never fails to offer thought-provoking commentary, and his Slate piece on whether or not Zimbabwe is a rogue state is no exception.
The Congo Resources blog offers an interesting hypothesis about a “secret deal between Rwanda and Congo,” related to the exploitation of Congo’s vast mineral wealth.
After over two decades of wreaking havoc on civilians primarily in northern Uganda, the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, has expanded its reach throughout Central Africa. In the past two months, the LRA has killed more than 1,000 civilians in northeastern Congo. And while some may disagree with this article in last week’s Economist, it makes for interesting reading: the Economist asserts that a large part of the blame for the horrific scourge of the LRA rests squarely with Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni, who has failed to stop the LRA and while refusing to relinquish his grip on power.
In his capacity as the New York Times’ East Africa bureau chief, veteran journalist Jeffrey Gettleman has visited Somalia numerous times in past two and a half years. Read his in-depth analysis of the depths of Somalia’s chaos in the latest edition of Foreign Policy.