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19 September 2014 Last updated at 06:27 ET

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdownA charity worker educates children on how to prevent and identify the Ebola virus in their communities at Freetown, Sierra Leone (18 September 2014)

A three-day curfew begins in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.


A photo dated 29 May 1990 shows rebel leader Charles Taylor Liberian female rebel arrested

Rights groups welcome the arrest in Belgium of a female commander of Charles Taylor's rebels for war crimes allegedly committed during Liberia's civil war.

Amama Mbabazi (file photo)Uganda's prime minister sacked

Uganda's president sacks his prime minister, a former close ally now seen as a potential rival for 2016 elections.

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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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