Top Africa stories: Zim prophet says has found cure for HIV, Tanzanian homosexuals

2018-10-31 07:22

Zim prophet Walter Magaya claims he has found cure for HIV/Aids – reports

A well-known Zimbabwean prophet has reportedly claimed to have discovered the cure for HIV and Aids.

According to New Zimbabwe.com, Prophetic Healing and Deliverance ministry founder, Prophet Walter Magaya, said the cure was an herb called Aguma and would destroy the HIV virus in just 14 days.

Magaya said he was working with the government which was "taking his 'cure' through some laboratory tests to see if his claims were feasible".

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Zim prophet's 'miracle HIV drug' not registered, health ministry says

Zimbabwe’s health ministry says it has not approved a herbal drug that the country’s well-known prophet claims is a cure for HIV and Aids.

Walter Magaya, who heads the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries, said on Sunday he and Indian counterparts had developed the herbal remedy named Aguma.

But in a statement on Monday the health ministry said: "Herbal medicines now require approval by the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe and the product has not yet been submitted for review and assessment."

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Zim leader Mnangagwa bans cellphones in Zanu-PF meetings - report

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly banned Zanu-PF politburo members from bringing cellphones to party meetings.

According to Daily News, party executives were last week told to leave their electrical gadgets - including mobile phones - at the entrance of the Zanu-PF headquarters.

They were also searched on their way in.

Analysts said the move was a clear sign of "deep mistrust within the ruling party", adding that this risked the party sliding into the old order when Mnangagwa's predecessor Robert Mugabe also banned the use of cellphones at party meetings.

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Tanzania city governor launches anti-gay witch-hunt

The governor of Tanzania's economic capital Dar es Salaam on Monday launched an anti-gay crackdown, threatening to arrest people suspected of being homosexuals.

"I have information about the presence of many homosexuals in our province," Paul Makonda told reporters on Monday, calling on citizens to begin reporting homosexuals for round-ups to begin next week.

Under British colonial-era laws homosexuality is illegal in Tanzania, with same-sex acts between men punishable by a maximum life sentence.

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Niger's first female journalist Mariama Keita dies at 72

Mariama Keita, Niger's first female journalist, died Monday at the age of 72 following an illness, her family and local media said.

"We have just heard of the death of Mariama Keita, the doyenne of the Nigerien press," Ibrahim Moussa, a close relative, wrote on his Facebook page.

Keita died on Monday in Turkey, according to a statement broadcast on the communication ministry television. Several local TV stations announced her death "following a long illness".

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