8 July 2014
With the theatrics over at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, it is left to Judge Thokozile Masipa to consider whether she believes his defence.
Two blasts targeting an opposition leader and an Islamic cleric have hit the Nigerian city of Kaduna, killing at least 40 people, police say.
The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.
Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting transport links with Cameroon, local residents tell the BBC.
An attack on the military barracks of the presidential guards in Kinshasa has been repulsed, the DR Congo government says.
Afghanistan cause a shock by beating Zimbabwe, only their second victory over a Test-playing nation, in a one-day international. BBC Sport
Algeria international Yacine Brahimi signs a five-year deal with Portuguese club FC Porto from Spanish side Granada. BBC Sport
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