21 October 2014
The BBC's Andrew Harding reports on the sentencing of athlete Oscar Pistorius who begins a five-year jail sentence for culpable homicide.
Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.
An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.
A ban on students kissing in public, imposed by the University of Zimbabwe, is "nonsensical", a student representative tells the BBC.
Algeria rise to their highest ever position in Fifa's world rankings after being placed 15th on the global list for October. BBC Sport
Prince Seeiso of Lesotho believes sport is the key to his country's growth and wants elite athletes to visit for training. BBC Sport
Six surprising numbers from fight against epidemic
How millions responded to Ethiopia’s cry for help
Does Kenya's police gagging order have a more serious side?
Son saves father from despair of family loss
How one doctor saved Nigeria from a catastrophe
The chilling video that's trending in Nigeria
Rwanda band going places with improvised instruments
Sent by Sylvester, Nigeria
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