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DGI Brief - May 13, 2016

Good morning and good Friday to all. Today's top 5 news on global issues are from #Syria #USA #SouthAfrica #Brazil and #GoodStoryFriday about #wildlife #conservation

- SYRIA: Despite prior clearances by all parties, the joint aid convoy was refused entry to Daraya yesterday at the last government checkpoint. The town is besieged since November 2012. The convoy included medical, hygiene & nutrition supplies and intended a vaccination campaign for children. Another notch added to the list of despicable acts of Assad’s regime.

- SOUTH AFRICA: The ruling is a legal victory for tens of thousands of South African miners who worked in mines during apartheid under horrid conditions.

- #GoodStoryFriday: Only an estimated 100 Sumatran rhinos are left in the world, endangered by tropical deforestation and poaching, while Rwanda’s lion (& other wildlife) population was wiped out after 1994 genocide. The births of these animals – even in captivity – are the world’s critical conservation efforts.

A link to clumsy rhino cuteness

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