12 February 2016
Kerry looked awfully pleased,
That the Russians he’d managed to appease,
By giving war criminals free reign,
To make colossal gains,
While the opposition’s war effort must cease.
13 February 2016
After almost a millennia’s struggle,
Over whether to use yeast to make bread bubble,
The Orthodox East,
And the Catholic West,
Met up in Cuba to cuddle.
14 February 2016
Beneath the shadow of sectarian violence,
In Bangui there was an eerie silence,
As to the polls people went,
To elect a government,
That would pioneer peace and tolerance.
15 February 2016
In the spirit of the agreed ceasefire,
Hospital’s felt the heat of Assad’s ire,
Any clinic he could find,
He would rapidly grind,
To dust, causing the patients to expire.
16 February 2016
In the imploding state of Ukraine,
A government corrupt and inane,
Faced a no confidence vote,
Though the chances were remote,
That they’d lose as so many abstained.
17 February 2016
Across the South China isles,
China spread anti-aircraft missiles,
Unafraid of losing friends,
While the US sought amends.
Beijing turned its neighbours into hostiles.
18 February 2016
Although the chances of him losing are remote,
It’s too early for Museveni to gloat,
For though beaten and broken,
Outspent, and outspoken,
Many opponents turned out to vote.
WEEK IN REVIEW
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