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  • Buhari’s Undisclosed Illness: Should Investors Keep Giving Him The Benefit Of The Doubt?

    Buhari's undisclosed illness By Global Risk Insights, 4:15 pm

    Investors continue buying Nigerian bonds despite economic recession for the first time in 25 years, and urgent calls for reform. In March, high-profile investors competed on the London Stock Exchange for Nigerian debt, a 15-year $1B eurobond issued while President Buhari was being treated in London for an undisclosed illness. S&P affirmed a stable economic outlook. If Buhari leaves office abruptly, the administration’s gains in the fight against Boko Haram could be reversed, an analyst said. The president’s mystery illness is generating uncertainty.

  • 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan

    By Keren Mikva, 11:38 am

    Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan is Nigeria’s 14th head of state and current president, but that’s all common knowledge. It’s also common knowledge that he originally came into office after the former president fell ill. Here are some lesser-known things worth learning about him.

  • 15 Weird Diseases Or Syndromes That Actually Exist

    By Alexis Borochoff, 12:00 pm

    It’s not folklore but a true condition called foreign accent syndrome. This rare situation occurs when a person suffers a head injury and starts speaking in a different accent. In some cases, the patient wakes up and speaks a whole different language, despite never learning this language. You may have heard of men with symptoms of pregnancy or people with crocodile skin. Here are 15 weird diseases or syndromes we never heard of that actually exist.

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Zambian President Michael Sata

    By Keren Mikva, 11:40 am AFKI Original

    Sata was a major critic of Chinese investment in Zambia’s copper industry, maintaining that Chinese companies often forced miners to carry on in deplorable conditions. This position made Sata popular with miners, but alienated investors. Zambia’s fifth president, Michael Sata, died Oct. 28. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about him.

  • Quack Medicine Through The Years

    By Keren Mikva, 2:30 pm AFKI Original

    German physician Franz Anton Mesmer decided in the 18th century that magnets could clear blockages in the body that were the root of disease and pain, and that he possessed the rare quality of animal magnetism. He would basically just pass his hands over a “patient” (who was really just an actor) while chanting and flashing special lights. The show would end with a dramatic jolt, and the patient would be cured!

  • 10 Most Common Deadly African Diseases

    By Keren Mikva, 9:31 am

    Pneumonia and other respiratory infections are the leading cause of death for Africans. With unreliable access to healthcare, it is extremely difficult for infected people to receive treatment. An estimated 4.2 million people die each year from pneumonia or like illnesses, and a disproportionate number come from Africa.

  • Oscar Pistorius Testimony Postponed By Illness

    By Dana Sanchez, 2:23 pm

    Oscar Pistorius must wait at least 10 more days to defend himself at his murder trial in Pretoria after one of the court’s assessors was hospitalized. Which side will benefit most from the postponement? The defense will have more time to prepare its case, but the delay could “rattle” Pistorius, according to one report.

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