2 September 2014 Last updated at 17:07

Nigeria militants 'seize' major town

Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC.


Al-Shabab fighters in  Mogadishu, Somalia (5 March 2012)US 'targets al-Shabab's leader'

The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit.

Nurses helping man with EbolaEbola response 'lethally inadequate'

A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.

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