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A nurse's aide in US to be crowned African king

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An African man who helped the elderly and sick as a nurse's aide in the United States is back in his homeland to be crowned king of his people in western Uganda.

Charles Wesley Mumbere's coronation is set for Monday. He will rule over Rwenzururu, a mountain kingdom of about 300,000 people that is now recognized by the Ugandan government.

Mumbere lived in the United States for 25 years. He kept his royal roots secret until July, when he granted an interview to The Patriot-News of Harrisburg as he was preparing to return to Uganda.

Mumbere, now in his 50s, came to the United States in 1984. He moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's capital, in 1999 and worked for at least two health care facilities there.