Third of Zimbabwe’s registered voters are dead

The Guardian

Electoral roll includes people up to 120 years old, report finds

David Smith, Africa correspondent

A Zimbabwean woman shows her dyed finger after voting in the 2008 presidential election. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Nearly a third of Zimbabwe‘s 5.5m registered voters are dead, research has found. Others appear to be up to 120 years old, improbably outstripping the country’s average life expectancy of 43.  The independent Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) said the country’s electoral roll was a “shambles” and should be overhauled before fresh elections, which could be held this year. Continue reading Third of Zimbabwe’s registered voters are dead

STANDING with the ELEVEN MILLION Welcoming the Strangers in Our Midst

STANDING with the ELEVEN MILLION

Welcoming the Strangers in Our Midst

Cardinal Roger M. Mahony

January 16, 2011

Justice for Immigrants

As I near formal retirement in a few weeks, many people have asked what I plan to do after retiring. Because my roots and most of my time in ministry have been in Los Angeles, I plan to remain in the city I know with the people whom I love.  I have spent our annual Bishops’ Retreat in early January praying and reflecting on where the Lord Jesus is calling me to focus my time and energy over the coming months and years. Continue reading STANDING with the ELEVEN MILLION Welcoming the Strangers in Our Midst

Pictures of Kenyans Shot by Police Spur Calls for Reform

New York Times

By REUBEN KYAMA and ELISSA GOOTMAN

In this photo taken Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, a man believed to be a Kenyan undercover police officer is seen aiming a weapon at men lying on the road in the middle of traffic in Nairobi. Daily Nation, via Associated Press

NAIROBI — Three Kenyan police officers were suspended and placed under investigation on Thursday, after a newspaper published photographs that it said showed undercover officers murdering three men who had surrendered in the middle of a busy Nairobi highway. Continue reading Pictures of Kenyans Shot by Police Spur Calls for Reform