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Laura Heaton is the Writer-Editor for the blog, Enough Said. Before joining the Enough team, Laura worked on media-related projects in Rwanda and as a journalist and health consultant in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most recently she was a consultant for Family Health International, a global public health organization, and Project Akilah, a start-up, non-profit working with young women in Rwanda. Between periods of working abroad, Laura has held editing and reporting positions at Agence France-Presse and United Press International in Washington, D.C. Laura received her B.A. in international relations with a human rights concentration from Connecticut College.

 

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The Citizen Journalists on the Front Lines in Sudan

Young girl injured in aerial bombing in Southern Kordofan

For months, Ryan Boyette’s name and his presence in the Nuba Mountains remained a closely-held detail, never mentioned in public reporting about the atrocities that have been unfolding in the area since June. But as Enough’s Jonathan Hutson noted to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof for his Sunday column, Boyette is “irreplaceable” through his role as a rare foreign witness to the Sudanese government’s aerial bombardments and ground attacks.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

Watch: Wolf Blitzer and John Prendergast on U.S. Effort to Stop LRA

CNN The Situation Room

This evening, CNN’s The Situation Room will examine the recent announcement from the White House about plans to send 100 military advisors to Central Africa to boost efforts to end atrocities by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Host Wolf Blitzer will discuss the deployment with guests, including Enough’s John Prendergast. Tune in to CNN from 4 to 6 p.m. ET or check back here soon for the video.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday (or on occasion, on Saturday).  Read More »

VICE Magazine Gives Gritty Glimpse into Eastern Congo

Ever creative and irreverent, VICE magazine recently ventured to eastern Congo to put together a five-part video series, The VICE Guide to Congo. The finished product explores the artisanal mining in the region and draws on Enough’s expertise in the field: Fidel Bafilemba, our Goma-based field researcher advised the crew on their trip, and our contract photographer from South Sudan, Tim Freccia, made many of the video and still images. Watch episode 1.  Read More »

Sudan Report: Saving Darfur’s Peace Process

Displaced Darfuris Enough Project - Laura Heaton

Long a banner issue for Sudan activists, the Darfur conflict now languishes in its eighth year, with at least 60,000 people newly displaced by fighting this year alone. Multiple rounds of peace talks since 2004 have produced agreements that have done nothing to bring security to the people of Darfur and in some cases “have actually made matters worse,” according to a new policy report by Enough.  Read More »

Why Somalia

Al-Shabaab in Somalia (AP)

Over the coming months, Enough will be drawing on experts and using our presence in Nairobi and Washington to focus attention on what can be done to end the current crisis and save lives. Our research will drive our public advocacy and will focus on the underlying causes that have created humanitarian crises in Somalia at abhorrently regular intervals over the past two decades.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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Somalia Paper: ‘Famine is Not Just a Catastrophe, It’s a Crime’

Somalia famine zones (FEWS NET, FSNAU/FAO)

Under ordinary circumstances, diverting or selling food aid may qualify as corruption. “With three quarters of a million people on the brink of starvation, they become crimes against humanity,” writes Somali expert Matt Bryden in a new policy paper published by the Enough Project.  Read More »

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