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18 September 2014 Last updated at 08:24 ET

Nigeria has 'torture officers'

Torture has become such an integral part of policing in Nigeria that many stations have an informal torture officer, Amnesty International says.


Rescue workers in Lagos, Nigeria - 13 September 2014SA team helps Nigeria church rescue

A South African rescue team flies to Nigeria to help locate missing South Africans believed to have been inside a church hostel when it collapsed.

Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) workers help to bring food to patients kept in an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun, Sierra Leone on 20 July 2014French MSF worker contracts Ebola

A French aid worker from the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, reports say.

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