Guinea healer held over faking hundreds of pregnancies

Guinea healer held over faking hundreds of pregnancies

Police 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...

Ethiopia releases opposition leader

Jailed Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention. The leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress was released on Wednesday morning and allowed to go home, where he...

Four oil slicks seen around sunken tanker

An oil spill from an Iranian tanker that sank off China has spread into four separate slicks covering an area of 100 sq km (39 sq miles), say Chinese authorities. The Sanchi was carrying 136,000...

South Korea ‘clear-eyed’ about North talks

South Korea says it will continue high-level talks with North Korea with "clear eyes" amid global warnings that Pyongyang might be playing for time to continue its nuclear-arms programme. "We have to make the most"...
H&M

Family of H&M child model moved house ‘for security’

The mother of the five-year-old H&M model caught up in a racism row has told the BBC her family has moved house in Sweden "for security reasons." Last week, photos of Liam Mango modelling a...
Boko Haram

Nigeria releases Boko Haram suspects

Nigeria's military says it has released 244 "repentant" Boko Haram suspects who have undergone rehabilitation. The authorities say they have been de-radicalised and can re-enter society, but critics are sceptical about whether they have repented. The...
Donald Trump

Trump’s cognitive ability is normal

US President Donald Trump has shown no abnormal signs following a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, his White House doctor says. "I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions," Ronny...
NKorea

Japan warns over North Korean ‘charm offensive’

Japan has told an international meeting on North Korea that the world should not be blinded by Pyongyang's recent "charm offensive". Foreign Minister Taro Kono's comments in Canada come as North and South Korea discuss...
Palestinians

US holds back $65m aid to Palestinians

The US is withholding more than half of a $125m (£90m) installment destined for the UN relief agency for the Palestinians, American officials say. It will provide $60m in aid to the UN Relief and Works...
Lord Peter Hain UK law firm 'covered up' SA corruption

UK law firm ‘covered up’ SA corruption

A British peer has accused UK-based law firm Hogan Lovells of helping to cover up corruption in South Africa. The firm had carried out a "fatally flawed whitewash" after being hired to investigate alleged corruption...
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