Kenya, Elections and violence: beating Swords into shillings?

Written by Julian Champkin on . Posted in Politics

Kenya has been having elections. The results were announced on Saturday.  Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's richest man,  was declared winner with 50.07% of the vote.  The runner-up, Raila Odinga, alleged massive fraud and said he would challenge the results of the "tainted election" in the Supreme Court.

The Pope vote: left to chance?

Written by Michael Wallace on . Posted in Politics

115 Roman Catholic cardinals have been having an almighty lock-in to decide who will be the next Pope. With a two-thirds (rounded up to 77) majority required to get to wear the fanciest of hats (pictured left), some suspect they could be there some time, but what would happen if everyone voted at random?

Syrian chemical warfare and Obama welfare cuts: measurement, retirement and war

Written by Michael A. Lewis on . Posted in Politics

Chuck Hagel
A recent New York Times article stated that U.S. officials believe the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against rebels in that country. This conclusion is based on the “testing of soil samples and blood drawn from people who had been wounded”. The agent found, according to U.S. officials, is sarin gas. This is the same agent that was used in a deadly Tokyo subway attack back in 1995.

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