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Mau Mau win UK ruling

Via BBC News Three Kenyans who were tortured by British colonial authorities can proceed with their legal claims against the UK government, a court has ruled. London's High Court ruled the case, relating to the 1950s Mau Mau uprising, could proceed despite the time elapsed.
The ruling means the case will now go to a full trial. Lawyers for the three hailed it as a "historic" judgement. While the government accepts UK forces tortured detainees it denies liability and will appeal against the decision.
Thousands of people were killed during the Mau Mau revolt against British rule in Kenya in the 1950s and 1960s. The government had initially argued that all liabilities for the torture by colonial authorities were transferred to the Kenyan Republic upon independence in 1963 and that it could not be held liable now.
Lawyer Martyn Day (l) described the judgement as historic. But in 2011, the High Court ruled the claimants - Paulo Muoka Nzili, Wambuga Wa Nyingi and Jane Mutho…

What a Good Prayer!

Universal Prayer
Post-communion Group  

Lord, I believe in You: 
but let me believe more strongly. 
I love You: but let me love You more ardently. 
I sorrow, but deepen my sorrow for my sins. 

I adore You as my first beginning, 
I long for You as my last end, 
I praise You as my constant benefactor, 
I call on You as my loving protector.

Guide me by Your wisdom,
hold me with Your justice,
comfort me with Your mercy, 
protect me with Your power.

I offer You, Lord, my thoughts, 
my words, to be fixed on You, 
my actions, to be according to You, 
my sufferings and to be endured for You.

I want to do what You want, 
in the way You want, 
for as long as You want, 
because You want.

I pray, O Lord, enlighten my understanding, 
inflame my will, 
purify my heart, and sanctify my soul.

May I weep for my former iniquities, 
repel future temptations, 
correct my faults, 
and cultivate suitable virtues.

Grant me, O God, love of You, 
hatred of myself, 
zeal for my neighbor, 
and contempt for the …

Breaking: Nigerian Gunman Kills Students

At least 20 students have been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Mubi, north-eastern Nigeria, a police source has told the BBC. The attack happened at a student hostel away from the Federal Polytechnic Mubi campus, the source said. A lecturer told the BBC that more than 40 students had been killed but there has been no official comment. The reported killing comes days after a major operation against the Boko Haram militant group in the town.

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