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17 December 2014 Last updated at 19:31 ET

Death penalty for Nigerian soldiers

A Nigerian court martial in the capital Abuja sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants.


A disease surveillance officer working for Operation Western Area Surge. visits a family in Moyinba, Sierra LeoneS Leone houses searched for Ebola

Sierra Leone starts house-to-house searches in the capital Freetown to find hidden cases of Ebola, at the same time restricting shop opening hours.

Robert AlaiKenya blogger on president slur charge

A popular and controversial Kenyan blogger is charged with undermining the presidency, following a tweet he posted earlier this week.

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Andrew Harding returns one month on to the stricken town of Kigbal in Sierra Leone, to see how the fight against Ebola has been going.

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