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16 September 2014 Last updated at 16:32 ET

Ebola global security threat - Obama

US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.


Men carry maize flour sacks during a food distribution by the Catholic Church to refugees and displaced people in Juba on 30 August 2014South Sudan bans foreign workers

South Sudan government issues an order to non-governmental organisations and private firms to fire foreign workers by mid-October amid an aid crisis.

Nigerian bank notesNigerian bank robbery nets millions

Nigerian police in Abuja are seeking an IT worker alleging he helped to steal £25m from the bank where he worked.

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Pistorius trial: South Africans still looking for finality

The BBC's Andrew Harding takes a look at what conclusions, if any, can be drawn about South Africa from the Oscar Pistorius trial.

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