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

Francis Akhalbey Oct 29, 2018 at 02:00pm

October 29, 2018 at 02:00 pm | News

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

October 29, 2018 at 02:00 pm | News

President of Gabon Ali Bongo -- Photo via arabianbusiness.com

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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