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Libyan PM Ali Zeidan has called for "calm and "wisdom" after being freed from the custody of militiamen. He was abducted from a Tripoli hotel and

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Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor is to serve his 50-year war crimes sentence in the UK, Justice Minister Jeremy Wright has confirmed. Finland, Rwanda and Sweden were

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Foreign Experts Join Kenya Clue Hunt

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Rising from its just concluded second plenary meeting, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on Nigeria to do away with the use

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Too Many Nigerians In The U.S + Reasons For Nigeria's U.S DV-Lottery Ban

Jeffery Hawkins, U.S. Consul-General, on Thursday, gave reasons why Nigeria was banned from participating in its 2015 Diversity-Visa-Programme registration. Mr Hawkins told journalists at the U.S.

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Swaziland's elections on 20 September occur at an important juncture for Swaziland. The country's economic trajectory is unsustainable and after the election dust has settled,

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