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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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Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn