OM’s Chatter: Africa Bits & ME Skits

No Natural Disasters Here, Metaphorical or Otherwise

On this episode of OM's Chatter, Vennesa and Karan discuss Trump, Venezuela, OPEC, and a new segment called 'Africa Bits'. First up is Trump's wander in the Middle East and what effect the show he's putting on will have on his awful ratings (if any). Then we wander over to Brazil to catch up with VP turned President Temer and why his new title might be short lived (spoiler: more or less the same reason Rousseff got the boot). Third, we take a look at the recent OPEC meeting and what it means for Venezuela in light of continued hyperinflation, protests, and food and medical shortages. Last, but certainly not least, we turn to Vennesa's maybe regular 'Africa Bits', in which she continues to pick

Venezuela is Falling Down

Observatory Media Chatter

OM Chatter: Episode 06 On this episode of Chatter, the Observatory Media Team discuss the Venezuelan crisis and the political upheaval in the country. How is President Maduro handling the pressure? Are there CIA operatives at play? Is the country ready to boil over? Can the price of oil help? Then, the team covers the stories from around the world including the migrants in Europe. What has Italy done to help migrants making the crossing from Libya? What can we learn about how the migrant crisis is affecting the political dynamics in Austria following the results of their presidential election? What is happening with refugees in Greece? We also cover Obama's visit to Vietnam, and what it means for the balance of power

Power Moves & Privacy Blues

The Round-Up Three Elections Gunman Referendum

The World in a Flash This week's Round-Up covers Putin's withdrawal, Brazil's Protests, the Apple v FBI privacy Saga, and much more! Russian Troops Withdrawal From Syria In a surprising move, Putin ordered the withdrawal of the bulk of Russian troops in Syria last Tuesday (March 15). Among the various reactions, UN envoy to the Geneva peace talks, Staffan de Mistura, said the move was a “significant development” that would help the peace talks. Saudi Arabia, as well as Iran are seeing the move as highly positive. Russian diplomats also tried to reassure Israel that this move would not harm Israeli security, saying the situation is favourable at the moment. However, according to some US officials, Russian combat power is still intact, which is in line