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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....

South Africa ruling party deciding if Zuma should step down
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's ruling party said Monday it is considering whether to order President Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state....

Kenya: Explosive kills 4 more children grazing livestock
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Kenyan official says four more children have been killed by an explosive device that went off in a field where they grazing livestock....

7 die at Ethiopia's Epiphany in clashes with security forces
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- An Ethiopian police official in the restive Amhara region in the north confirmed Sunday evening that seven people were killed when worshippers celebrating the Epiphany holiday clashed with security forces....

5 dead, dozens injured as Congo police disperse protests
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Police in Congo used tear gas and gunfire to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators across the nation on Sunday, leaving five people dead and injuring more than 33 who marched after church services calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down, the United Nations said....

Ethiopia refuses World Bank arbitration over Nile River dam
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopia's leader has rejected arbitration by the World Bank on a disagreement with Egypt over the hydroelectric dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River....

Egypt says 2 policemen to stand trial over detainee's death
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's state news agency says two policemen will go on trial next month on charges of killing a detainee....

Sure to win, Egypt's president seeks re-election
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president has finally announced he will run for a second, four-year term in elections in March, expertly choosing to break the news and do some not-too-subtle vote-canvassing on live television before an adoring audience of government members, hardcore supporters and powerful media figures....

Egypt's el-Sissi says he will run for a second term
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi announced Friday that he will run for a second four-year term in March elections. He was widely expected to be a candidate, with no serious challenge to his re-election....

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