The Pope vote: left to chance?

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?

Kenya, Elections and violence: beating Swords into shillings?

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.