Daily Global Issues Brief - April 27, 2016 (headlines)


Good morning! Here are my top 5 news stories on global issues - Venezuela, Zanzibar (Tanzania), North Korea, South Sudan and the Philippines.

- The mixture of severe drought, poor planning and mismanagement led to Venezuela’s energy crisis: rolling blackouts and a government administration that is now to work only Mondays and Tuesdays to save power. It is no surprise that the country is swept by protests and looting.

-What will Kim Jong Un feature as his achievements at the upcoming party congress, 1st in almost 40 years? Most agree – a 5th nuclear test.

- The situation in South Sudan continues to alarm the humanitarian community – growing displacement, violence and death. Meanwhile, the aid appeal is only 20% funded leaving many key interventions undeliverable.

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