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DGI Brief - June 13, 2016

Happy Monday, all. Today's top 5 news on global issues from #Europe #Kenya #Bahrain #USA and #Brazil

- KENYA: UNHCR is concerned that the time frame for refugees to repatriate to Somalia is too short – returning to a country w/ insecurity & lacking infrastructure will just displace people internally & that’s not a solution.

- Mr. Rajab, the president of the BAHRAIN Center for Human Rights, helped to lead the country’s 2011 Arab Spring demonstrations & remains a vocal critic of the regime. He’s been jailed several times for his comments. His arrest came at a time of human rights conference in Geneva as a way for Bahrain to prevent people from travelling to the meeting.

- US: Microsoft will pay $196 a share (trading at $131.08) to buy LinkedIn, who has over 400 million members. LinkedIn will operate as an independent brand with Jeff Weiner as CEO.

- BRAZIL: Not picking sides, just noting the timing of this damning review of fiscal accounts as President Dilma Rousseff faces impeachment charges for fiscal mismanagement. If the impeachment led to serious reforms of Brazil’s political & economic systems, then impeach away. But we are talking decades of mismanagement and such overhaul will need to be massive. Is Temer the guy for the job?

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