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Residents are ordered out of a building with their hands in the air as security forces pursue protesters in Kampala, Uganda Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Ugandan police fired bullets and tear gas to disperse a crowd of protesters demanding the release of jailed lawmaker, pop star, and government critic Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, whose stage name is Bobi Wine. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
Uganda police battle protesters seeking release of pop starUgandan police have fired bullets and tear gas to disperse a growing crowd of protesters demanding the release of a jailed lawmaker who is a government critic
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Mali constitutional court upholds election resultsMali's constitutional court has confirmed the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita for a second five-year term
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Ethiopia human rights abuses could cost man US citizenshipA Virginia man's U.S. citizenship is in jeopardy, with authorities saying he failed to disclose his role in suspected human rights abuses in Ethiopia
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, 40-year-old mother of five Mary Nyataba stands with her dog on Raath island, off the mainland from the opposition-held town of Nyal in Unity state, in South Sudan. The government claims a shattering five-year civil war is finally over, but skepticism soars and the latest attempt at peace already shows cracks. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
South Sudan claims civil war is over but skepticism aboundsSouth Sudan claims its civil war is over but skepticism abounds, many call peace deal 'a recipe for more conflict'
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South Africa opens inquiry into corruption during Zuma ruleA South African commission charged with probing allegations of widespread corruption under the government of former President Jacob Zuma started its first public hearings on Monday in Johannesburg
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 7, 2018 file photo, Henri van Breda arrives at the High Court in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, June 7, 2018. Van Breda has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2015 ax murders of his parents and brother and received a separate sentence of 15 years for the attempted murder of his sister. Van Breda was denied the opportunity to appeal his conviction and life sentence on Monday Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Halden Krog, File)
South African man denied appeal on ax murder convictionsA South African man found guilty of murdering three of his immediate family members was denied the opportunity to appeal his conviction and life sentences on Monday
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1 killed in Ugandan riots over alleged torture of lawmakersUgandan police say 1 person has been killed in riots over the arrests of opposition lawmakers, including two who are hospitalized for injuries sustained during detention
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Uganda arrests American man who attacked hotel staffUgandan police are holding an American man who in video footage is seen attacking a hotel worker with punches and insults
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, July, 20, 2018,  former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, left, speaks to reporters after his meeting with Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House in Harare, Zimbabwe, as the country prepares to hold elections upcoming July 30.  Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died aged 80, according to an announcement by his foundation Saturday Aug. 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, FILE)
Ghana mourns Annan, grandson of tribal chiefs to UN chiefGhana mourns Kofi Annan, the grandson of tribal chiefs who became the world's top diplomat
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1 dead, 6 injured after building collapse in Nigeria capital1 dead, 6 injured after building collapse in Nigeria's capital; rescue efforts have ended
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FILE- In this Monday, July 16, 2018, file photo, Soumaila Cisse, Opposition Presidential aspirant candidate of the Union for the Republic and Democracy party gestures during an election campaign rally in Yanfolila, Mali.  Mali's opposition leader said Friday, Aug 17, 2018, he rejected results that proclaimed incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the winner of a runoff presidential election. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed, File)
Mali opposition leader rejects presidential runoff resultMali's opposition leader Soumaila Cisse says he rejects results proclaiming incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the winner of a runoff presidential election
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Nigeria construction site collapses, trapping several peopleNigerian rescue officials say they are working to pull out a number of people trapped under the rubble of a collapsed shopping complex that was under construction in the capital, Abuja
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In Uganda a pop star takes on a president, at his perilA Ugandan pop star takes on a president, at his peril; 'political accident waiting to happen'
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School pupils react after being teargassed by police who were confronting a demonstration near their school in the Kamwokya area of Kampala, Uganda, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.  Supporters were demonstrating in support of pop singer and prominent critic of Uganda's government Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, whose stage name is Bobi Wine, who was charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition in a military court on Thursday for his alleged role in clashes in which the longtime president's motorcade was attacked by people throwing stones.(AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)
Ugandan pop star, a government critic, faces military courtUgandan pop star, an outspoken government critic, charged in military court after clashes
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 file photo, Malian incumbent President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, arrives to cast his ballot during the Presidential second round election in Bamako, Mali. Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has won another term in a runoff election with more than 67 percent of the vote. AP Photo/Annie Risemberg, File)
Mali's president wins runoff vote with more than 67 percentMali's president wins runoff with more than 67 percent of the vote in turbulent nation
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