A video screen grab depicts a scene from a trailer for "The Devil's Chest," a movie about Uganda's Joseph Kony and his rebel Lord's Resistance Army.<br>

Warlord's fighters become film stars as Ugandan cinema booms

Opio was 16 when he was abducted by a Bible-quoting warlord and forced into a militia notorious for massacres and sexual slavery. Two decades on, he again took up a rifle – this time playing one of his former comrades in an award-winning Ugandan movie.

Donors pledge $510 million for West Africa anti-terror force

International donors on Friday pledged 414 million euros ($510 million) to help five impoverished countries in West Africa's vast Sahel region set up a new counterterror force as a deadly jihadist threat grows.

Gang rapes and beheadings: UN reveals new South Sudan abuses

The witness accounts remain appalling. One South Sudanese man returned home after hiding from government soldiers to find they had blinded his mother, gouging out her eyes with spears. She had tried to defend her 17-year-old daughter from being raped by more than a dozen soldiers and didn't succeed.

US military says drone strike in Somalia kills 4 militants

The United States military for the second straight day is announcing a drone strike that killed al-Shabab militants in Somalia.


Child falls from 3rd floor balcony; Egyptian officer makes heroic catch

Three Egyptian policemen were able to catch a 5-year-old child as he fell from a third-floor apartment balcony in the southern city of Assiut, saving the boy's life.

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