9 August 2014
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.
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.
Shares in South Africa’s largest banks have fallen after being downgraded by the credit ratings agency Moody’s.
The remains of renowned anti-apartheid journalist Nat Nakasa, who died in the US in 1965, are returned to South Africa for reburial.
Former Black Stars' coach Milovan Rajevac is being tipped to become Ghana's new technical adviser to work with Kwesi Appiah again. BBC Sport
Ghana drop goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey and Michael Essien from squad for upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. BBC Sport
A doctor reports from Sierra Leone's Ebola front line
Ebola crisis has a serious financial effect on West Africa
The teenage Rwandans pedalling their way out of poverty BBC Sport
Remembering Africans who fought for Britain in WW1
Starting a beer revolution in Africa
A BBC podcast with health advice about the Ebola outbreak
Getting text messages in bed - from al-Shabab
Masked faces, mud-caked initiates, fake ivory and dinosaurs
How a colonial jail in Nigeria became a place of solace and joy
Is al-Shabab recruiting Kenyans and training them in Somalia?
A Hausa proverb sent by Randy in Fremont, Michigan, the US
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