African leaders on health tourism around the world as local hospitals rot

Francis Akhalbey October 29, 2018
President of Gabon Ali Bongo -- Photo via

News coming in indicates the President of Gabon Ali Bongo suffered a stroke last week. According to Reuters, Bongo, who has been president of the central African nation since 2009 has been admitted at the King Faisal hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Government officials have however come out to deny he suffered a stroke and claim he’s being treated for “severe fatigue”.

In light of Bongo’s apparent stroke, Face2Face Africa highlights four other African heads of government who have made the news because of their health challenges and their decisions to seek treatment overseas, obviously because they don’t trust the health system in their own countries.

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Last Edited by:Nduta Waweru Updated: October 29, 2018


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