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.
Lesotho's prime minister crosses into South Africa, accusing Lesotho's army of staging a coup and telling the BBC his life is in danger.
Four men are found guilty of trying to murder Rwanda's former army chief, Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, in South Africa in June 2010.
Abdullah al-Thinni steps down as Libya's prime minister in a bid to end the power struggle dividing the country.
Sierra Leone will host their Afcon qualifier with DR Congo in Lubumbashi because of a ban on international sport in the country. BBC Sport
Fifa reject the election of Chris Giwa as the Nigeria Football Federation's new president and warn Nigeria could face a ban. BBC Sport
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