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20 August 2014 Last updated at 19:35 ET

Liberia troops enforce Ebola lockdown

Security forces in Liberia's capital deploy to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in order to contain the spread of Ebola, setting off protests.


Qaran radio reporters broadcast morning news from their studio in Somalia's capital Mogadishu (28 June 2013)Fear over Somali radio closure

The manager of a radio station in Somalia tells the BBC he is in hiding after the authorities took it off air, accusing it of spreading hate messages.

Nigeria Football Federation building on fireFire destroys Nigeria football HQ

A huge fire rips through the Nigeria Football Federation building in the country's capital Abuja on Wednesday. BBC Sport

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Oscar Pistorius trial: Sense of an ending

The defence and prosecution in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial have spent more time trying to discredit each other's arguments than putting forward accounts of their own, says the BBC's Andrew Harding.

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Health workers wearing protective clothing prepare to carry an abandoned dead body presenting with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in Monrovia August 17, 2014.Ebola crisis

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