1 April 2016
When Obama said the Turkish press aren’t free,
Erdogan demanded an apology,
Though reporters are in gaol,
He called Obama’s comments a betrayal,
And said "they’re perfectly free to praise me."
2 April 2016
In a bid to keep the peace,
Burundi will accept UN police,
Coming in to make sure,
That there aren’t any more,
Killed, with 439 already deceased.
3 April 2016
The plan was to send the migrants home,
But how it was to be done wasn’t known,
For the laws are pretty clear,
Yet at the refugees grief and fear,
Greece left them in limbo, all alone.
4 April 2016
When it comes to the world’s largest leak,
World leaders did not want to speak,
About the billions tucked away,
To keep the tax man at bay,
Into which the Panama Papers let us peek.
5 April 2016
The Prime Minister of Iceland resigned,
Over a fancy financial scheme he had designed,
A tenth of the country were on the streets,
His concealed capital was no longer discrete,
But it’s a slim chance bigger fish will be arraigned.
6 April 2016
Around the village of Tamysh,
The battle began to Diminish,
When the sides agreed a truce,
After Russia suggested they reduce,
Tensions, though the problem hasn’t vanished.
7 April 2016
In Yemen the US struck with drones,
But they were very far from alone,
The UK Provided names,
And trained the Yemenis to do the same,
Though they said their involvement was none.
WEEK IN REVIEW
Rendered in limericks, because the news is too important to leave to the prose.