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'I love Trump,' Uganda's leader says, despite vulgar remark
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Uganda's president says he loves President Donald Trump and that he should be praised for not mincing words....

UN says Congo forces shot at its rights workers in protests
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Congolese security forces shot at United Nations human rights monitors and used excessive force against anti-government protesters on Sunday, killing at least six people and injuring at least 68 others, the U.N. said Tuesday....

Tanzania arrests pregnant schoolgirls to help catch the men
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) -- Tanzanian authorities say they have arrested five schoolgirls so they can help with information on the men who impregnated them....

Central African Republic hits new high in displaced people
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Conflict-torn Central African Republic is seeing the highest number of displaced people since fighting erupted there in 2013....

UN troops returning to only base in rebel-held South Sudan
AKOBO, South Sudan (AP) -- United Nations peacekeepers are returning to the only U.N. base in South Sudan "clearly" in an area under opposition control as residents hope for protection from what they call growing attacks by government troops....

Liberia swears in ex-soccer star George Weah as new leader
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Former international soccer star George Weah was sworn in as Liberia's new president Monday, taking over the impoverished West African nation from Africa's first female leader....

Militia leader convicted in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Human rights groups in Central African Republic say a former warlord who fought in the anti-Balaka militia has been sentenced to life in prison, a first for this conflict-wracked country....

Egypt's military arrests ex-general running for president
CAIRO (AP) -- Less than two weeks after announcing his candidacy, Egypt's former chief of staff was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of incitement against the armed forces and other charges in what appeared to be a calculated move to force out the last potentially serious challenger to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi....

The Latest: Egypt presidential candidate to assess status
CAIRO (AP) -- The Latest on events related to Egypt's elections (all times local):...

Egypt's military arrests presidential hopeful, ex-general
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's military on Tuesday arrested former military chief of staff and presidential hopeful Sami Annan, leveling an array of serious allegations against him in what appears to be a calculated move by the armed forces and the incumbent to push him out of the race....