Libyan PM Freed From Captivity

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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Taylor To Serve Jail Term In UK

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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Madagascar Bubonic Plague Warning

Madagascar faces a bubonic plague epidemic unless it slows the spread of the disease, experts have warned. The Red Cross and Pasteur Institute say inmates in

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50 Students Shot and Killed At Nigeria College

Authorities in Nigeria say there was no security protection at an agricultural college where up to 50 students were shot dead as they slept on

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Ghanaian Prof. Awoonor Killed During Terror Attack At Kenya Mall To Be Cremated

Information available to peacefmonline.com has it that Prof Kofi Awoonor’s body will be cremated. This is per the wishes of the renowned novelist who met his

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Foreign Experts Join Kenya Clue Hunt

Kenya's investigation into a bloody siege by Islamist militants in Nairobi has been joined by experts from the US, UK, Germany, Canada and Interpol. Forensic experts

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Africa: At UN, Nigerian President Urges Continued International Support to Fight Terrorism

Addressing today General Debate of the 68th United Nations General Assembly, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan called for continued international efforts to overcome transborder crimes, such

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Catholic Bishops Condemn Capital Punishment

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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Monarchical Democracy In Swaziland

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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'Islamist' Clash In Nigeria Capital

A cell of suspected Islamist militants has opened fire on security forces in Nigeria's capital Abuja, say officials. The clash occurred at about 03:00 local time... Full story 0 comments

Kate Henshaw, Presents A Book Titled, The World Of An Actress: My Story

Nollywood star, Kate Henshaw, presented a book titled, The World of an Actress: My Story, amidst fanfare and encomiums,in celebration of her 20 years as... Full story 0 comments

Urgent Bail Application Filed By Arrested Harare Witches

THE two suspected witches who were arrested in Budiriro last week yesterday filed an urgent bail application at the High Court, in search for freedom. The... Full story 0 comments

Elderly Woman Says Plumtree Goblins Form Dancing Club, Keeps Her Up All Night

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Jollof Rice is common throughout West Africa, but its origin lies in Ghana. Its a very aromatic and flavourful one pot rice meal. Its great ... Full story

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Regarded as the oldest known city in Sub-Saharan Africa, Old Djenne was an important 16th century center of learning.  The Grand Mosque (constructed in 1907) ... Full story

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Cote d’Ivoire is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Therefore, when ... Full story

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  Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Xhosa pronunciation: [xoˈliːɬaɬa manˈdeːla]; born 18 July 1918)served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South ... Full story

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The University of Cape Coast, Ghana, is one of the rare sea-front universities in the world. The university was established in 1962 out of a ... Full story

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There are three major and one minor type of Bambara mask. The first type, used by the N'tomo society, has a typical comb-like structure above ... Full story

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African Animals

Lemur

The Lemur is the smallest of all primates and very few people even realize that they belong to this particular type of animal. Early evolution ... Full story

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Boubou

The grand boubou/bubu is one of the names for a flowing wide sleeved robe worn by men in much of West Africa, and to a ... Full story

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Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad [ˈkɑːpstɐt]; Xhosa: iKapa) is the second-most populated city in South Africa after Johannesburg, and the provincial capital and primate city of ... Full story

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Yahya Jammeh of Gambia – 17 years – since 1994 The current President JammehPresident of Gambia, who belongs to the Jola tribe, is Alhaji Dr. Yahya ... Full story

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Ruth Williams Khama, Lady Khama

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African Tourism

West Lunga National Park

West Lunga National Park is a remote wildlife haven in dense forest in the North-Western Province of Zambia. It lies between the West Lunga River ... Full story

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Punters overwhelmingly backing the Tories to win the general election, despite polls

EXCLUSIVE: Punters backing the Tories to finish as largest partyTwice as many bets are being placed on the Tories to win over LabourOne bookie alone has ...

EasyJet launches 'rescue flights' during French air traffic controllers' strike

By Ray Massey for MailOnline Published: 15:28 GMT, 9 April 2015 | Updated: 18:21 GMT, 9 April 2015 ...

Former Met commissioner Lord Stevens to be investigated over 'Stephen Lawrence corruption inquiry cover-up' 

Mr Stevens accused of not giving information over to Macpherson inquiryToday he told Channel 4 News: 'Step very carefully, I'm not putting up with any ...

Simba the cat free after spending 27 DAYS under a bath tub after re-decoration

Simba went missing in early March in the town of Meckenheim, GermanyHis owner's neighbour heard scratching in her bathroom four weeks laterThe pet was freed ...

Rex Cinema bans mother and baby screenings in Berkhamsted

Manager of Rex Cinema in Berkhamsted cancelled regular baby matineesJames Hannaway, restored 1930s cinema in 2004, explained reasons onlineHe said staff were fed up with ...

Can you spot the model in these pictures? Amazing pictures show humans blending into woodland surroundings after being camouflaged in head-to-toe body paint

A series of pictures show body-painted models camouflaged in woodlandThe pieces of art are by Jörg Düsterwald, 49, from Hameln, Germany He takes hours to paint the models ...

Killer seals spotted off British coast captured on video

On four occasions, grey seals were spied eating porpoises they had killedAlthough killer seas are known to lurk in the waters off the continent, this ...

Apple Watch only available to purchase online

Watch goes on sale on 24th April around the world Pre-orders begin April 10 at 8:01 a.m. BST through the Online StoreApple says it expects Watch ...

Play Double Falsehood discovered 300 years ago and said to be Shakespeare forgery was written by the Bard himself

Double Falsehood was presented by Lewis Theobald in the 18th century Theatre impresario made it out to be an adaptation of a play by the Bard Claims ...

Former soldier reunited with his long lost son after 25 years when campaign to find his father popped up on his Facebook page moments before he was about to delete it

Darren Goddard met first wife Aggi while based in Germany with the ArmyThe pair had a son called Lewis before their marriage broke downMr Goddard, ...