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Police to investigate new link in 'Thames torso' case

Police investigating the case of a boy's torso that was found floating in the river Thames a decade ago are to travel to Nigeria, after a documentary claimed to shed light on the boy's identity and final days alive.

Fiere, By Jackie Kay

A bilingual celebration of closeness

The Education of a British-Protected Child, By Chinua Achebe

The measured, eloquent voice of Chinua Achebe rings out clearly in these seventeen essays that combine the personal – memories of his father; King George V's portait hanging in his childhood home in colonised Nigeria - to his reflections on the legacy of colonialism and Nigerian identity.

A game of two halves: Britain's colonial past

Resplendent yet stony-faced in a ceremonial leopard skin, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan looks on as he is installed as Honorary Paramount Chief at Pietersburg in South Africa. Later, and perhaps more comfortable in his dark suit, he is welcomed by young boys as he tours a new housing estate in Lagos, Nigeria.

Tom Sutcliffe: What hatred for NPR tells us about America

Social Studies: From a British perspective it's quite hard to see NPR as a hotbed of dogmatic socialism

Fela! NT Olivier, London<br/>The Glass Menagerie, Young Vic, London<br/>The Master Builder, Almeida, London

Who was Fela Kuti? Why should we admire him? We never find out, in this gappy, scrappy show

Fela!, National Theatre: Olivier, London

It's not often that a National Theatre audience gets to shake its collective booty with the cast or finds itself invited to imitate their extraordinary pelvic thrusts in a raunchy "clock" dance.

Iran in talks over seized arms cache

Nigeria will report Iran to the UN Security Council if it finds any evidence that an illegal arms shipment it seized two weeks ago broke UN sanctions, the Foreign Minister, Odein Ajumogobia, said.

Album: Original Broadway Cast, Fela! (Knitting Factory)

Fela!, scheduled to open in a week or two at the National Theatre, should be a rousing experience, if this recording by the Broadway cast is any indication.

On Black Sisters' Street, By Chika Unigwe

A house in Antwerp's red light district is home to four African women who have left their own countries in the hope of a better future. They've been brought together by Delee, a Nigerian pimp, and by "the trump card that God has wedged in between their legs".

My Life In Travel: Peter de Savary, entrepreneur

'I don't travel without Monty, my chihuahua'

Nigerian President 'to run in upcoming election'

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has told state governors in the ruling party he intends to stand in elections next January.

Tardy employees locked out of work in Nigeria

Government employees who failed to arrive at work on time got a rude awakening yesterday as a number of offices in the nation's capital Abuja locked out hundreds of late workers.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

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One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project