by Bridget Boakye, at 04:50 pm, April 10, 2018, Lifestyle

5 common issues facing Africans abroad you need to know

Life outside of the African continent may seem glamorous to some but a new report is putting numbers to the struggles many Diasporans face. A recent report found that an average of 120 Ghanaians living in the Greater London area died each year within the last three years. The primary cause: heart disease.

The report found that 75 percent of those who died annually died from heart-related diseases such as cardiomegaly, heart failure, heart arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, acute myocardial infarction and aspiration pneumonia among others. These heart diseases were mostly triggered by stress.

Below, we list 5 of the most common issues facing African immigrants abroad. It is clear that all the glitters, including tales of exuberant abroad riches, isn’t gold.

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