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.
Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC.
Four UN peacekeepers are killed and 15 injured by a landmine in northern Mali, amid what the UN calls a period of "increased attacks".
The deadly Ebola outbreak is putting food prices and harvests in West Africa "at serious risk", warns the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.
Nigeria risk a ban by Fifa after Chris Giwa fails to step down as president of the football federation by Monday's deadline. BBC Sport
Nigeria will report Schalke to Fifa after the Germans refuse to release striker Chinedu Obasi for this month's Nations Cup ties. BBC Sport
YouTube dance video rescues Ugandan street kids
Nigeria's campaign against Boko Haram goes from bad to worse
The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant
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Sharp swords, Tutu's ice bucket challenge and more
The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take
Could water help pull Lesotho out of poverty?
A Swahili proverb sent by Rosemina, London, UK
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