Guinea healer held over faking hundreds of pregnancies

False pregnancyPolice in Guinea say they have arrested a healer for conning hundreds of women into believing they were pregnant.

N’na Fanta Camara gave women who had been unable to conceive a mixture of leaves, herbs and other medicines that caused them to bloat and look pregnant.

For her services, patients paid $33 (£24), in a country where the average monthly wage is around $48 (£35).

Police believe Ms Camara made thousands of dollars a month, though she says she was only trying to help.

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On Tuesday, more than 200 women protested outside the police station in the Guinean capital of Conakry where Ms Camara was held. Read more

I want immigrants from ‘everywhere’ – Trump says after ‘shithole’ scandal

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants immigrants to come to the United States “from everywhere,” according to participants at a White House meeting — a remark in stark contrast with his alleged denunciation of immigration from “shithole countries” last week.

“We want them to come in from everywhere,” the president said when asked about immigration policy during an Oval Office meeting with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

But the controversy over Trump’s reported slur on January 11 raged on in Washington, as Republicans and Democrats attempt to reach a compromise on the fate of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Read more

Schools to close earlier due to Easter holidays

Image result for zimbabwe school childrenGovernment has shortened the first school to term to just 11 weeks because of the Easter Holidays which start on March 30. Schools opened on 9 January and will close on March 28.

Speaking to The Chronicle, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Dr Sylvia Utete-Masango said the decision to close schools early will not affect students who are sitting for exams this year.  Read more

Winky D changes Gafa tag name to Gombwe

Related imageWinky D has revealed that he will no longer be using the Gafa tag but will be going by Gombwe which is the title of his upcoming album.

He said this at the Coca Cola television and radio charts prize giving ceremony held at Crown Plaza Hotel where he walked away $4 500 richer. Said Winky D:

I want to thank my fans for the support they keep giving me if it were not for them we would not be where we are. It’s not that we are very clever or anything it is all about the support the fans give us and I’m truly grateful.

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President Mnangagwa to attend World Economic Forum in Davos

Image result for mnangagwaPresident Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to travel to Switzerland where he will attend the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s 48th Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters which will take place on 23-26 January 2018.

The meeting will run under the theme, Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. and will focus on finding ways to reaffirm international cooperation on crucial shared interests, such as international security, the environment and the global economy. Read more

Saudi prince reportedly moved to maximum prison for graft charges

From Ritz Carlton to high-security prison: Saudi prince reportedly moved after refusing to pay $6bnBillionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who was among 60 detainees being kept under arrest at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, has reportedly been transferred to a maximum-security prison after refusing to pay $6 billion as part of a government anti-corruption purge.

The detainees were moved by Saudi authorities to Al-Ha’ir Prison. The jail, located south of Riyadh, is the kingdom’s highest-security prison.

The relocation of detainees reportedly followed a failure to negotiate their release with the government, refusing to make large financial payments. Read more

Manchester United 3-0 Stoke City

Image result for man u vs stokeManchester United closed the gap on runaway league leaders Manchester City with a 3-0 victory over Stoke on Monday Night Football.

City’s lead now stands at 12 points after goals from Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku swept aside Stoke, who had their new boss Paul Lambert watching on from the stands.

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The former Aston Villa and Norwich manager would have taken heart from the performance in the first half where the visitors created multiple chances but either spurned them or were denied by David de Gea, who was keeping his 13th clean sheet of the season.

Paul Pogba was voted man of the match.

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