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Angola: Why 'Ailing' African Leaders Won't Open Up About Their Health

2017/08/18

The Presidency, yesterday, drew back from joining the fray next President Muhammadu Buhari was listed by the BBC part African presidents who have "an apparent lack of faith in the health systems at home."

The other presidents listed included Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe), Patrice Talon (Benin), Abdelaziz Bouteflika (Algeria), and Jose Eduardo dos Santos (Angola).

The five presidents were listed based on the frequency with which they go abroad for medical treatment.

President Buhari was, however, rated by the BBC statement as the initial part the five presidents based on the duration of his remain away from Nigeria.

Three of the five African nations, Nigeria, Algeria and Angola are ironically the three top oil producing nations in Africa.

Contacted on the development, yesterday, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, simply said "No comments."

Adesina and a coterie of other presidential aides returned to the country on Monday morning next visiting President Buhari in London where he has spent the last 95 days.

Adesina had been quoted as telling journalists last weekend that President Buhari was desirous of returning home but that he was being held back by his doctors.

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