9 August 2014
The defence and prosecution in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial have spent more time trying to discredit each other's arguments than putting forward accounts of their own, says the BBC's Andrew Harding.
Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.
Abdullah al-Thinni steps down as Libya's prime minister in a bid to end the power struggle dividing the country.
Nigeria's football championship is suspended indefinitely because of a referees' strike in protest at a leadership crisis in the game. BBC Sport
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