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Pistorius given five years in jail

5 hours 36 min ago
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

VIDEO: Doctor on sister's Ebola death

5 hours 51 min ago
Dr Olivet Buck died after contracting Ebola while treating patients in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

AUDIO: Nigeria's vibrant media industry

6 hours 2 min ago
How Nigeria's media industry could become one of the world's most vibrant

VIDEO: British medics head to Sierra Leone

8 hours 9 min ago
Some 80 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.

Stoke 'angry' at criticism of Moses

8 hours 43 min ago
Stoke chairman Peter Coates says BBC pundit John Hartson's criticism of Potters winger Victor Moses is "unacceptable".

Taarabt hits back at weight claim

8 hours 46 min ago
Morocco's Adel Taarabt responds to QPR manager Harry Redknapp's claim the midfielder is overweight and unfit to play.

VIDEO: Hope for Boko Haram girls' return

9 hours 34 min ago
The Nigerian government is still hopeful of securing the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

VIDEO: Two-year-old raped in South Sudan

12 hours 30 min ago
According to the UN, rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread that a two-year-old child was among the victims.

'No closure' for Pistorius family

Mon, 2014-10-20 22:07
Oscar Pistorius' siblings describe their heartache and criticise media coverage of his trial, on the eve of the South African athlete's sentencing.

Ebola-hit nations get key supplies

Mon, 2014-10-20 20:55
Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.

VIDEO: Meet Africa's future football stars

Mon, 2014-10-20 16:24
The West Africa Football Academy is one of the longest-standing football institutions on the continent.

VIDEO: Pistorius siblings: 'Truth manipulated'

Mon, 2014-10-20 15:27
The siblings of Oscar Pistorius,, Carl and Aimee Pistorius, speak of "twisted truths" in a television interview ahead of his sentencing on Tuesday.

Ebola crisis: How Nigeria's Dr Adadevoh fought the virus

Mon, 2014-10-20 15:01
How one doctor saved Nigeria from a catastrophe

VIDEO: Latest Ebola news in 15 seconds

Mon, 2014-10-20 12:10
The World Health Organization declares Nigeria officially free of Ebola. Here's the story - in 15 seconds.

Mauritius country profile - Overview

Mon, 2014-10-20 11:06
Provides an overview of Mauritius, including key events and facts about this ethnically diverse Indian Ocean island nation

Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty

Mon, 2014-10-20 10:51
Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Zanzibar profile

Mon, 2014-10-20 10:18
Provides an overview and key facts for the semi-autonomous, island territory that lies off Africa

Dewani dubbed 'cold and controlling'

Mon, 2014-10-20 10:15
The cousin of Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa, tells a court she was "suspicious" of Anni's husband.

South Africa rule out 2015 host role

Mon, 2014-10-20 10:10
Sports minister Fikile Mbalula says it is "impossible" for South Africa to replace Morocco as hosts of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Djibouti profile

Mon, 2014-10-20 09:58
Provides an overview of Djibouti, including key events and facts.

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