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Ghana’s sick vice-president flies to U.K. on medical leave.

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Ghana’s vice president, Mahamudu Bawumia, is in the United Kingdom on medical leave, the presidency confirmed over the weekend in a statement.

The statement said Bawumia left for the U.K. on Friday for medical leave on the advice of his doctors. He was accompanied by his wife Samira Bawumia.

The exact ailment he is suffering from is unknown even though people on social media are pushing for disclosure. The government has been mute on that.

The information minister in response to calls for the veep to have sought treatment at home, said Bawumia opted to go the the U.K. to avoid distraction by family members.

The former central bank boss was crucial to the December 2016 electoral victory of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. He is touted as the brain behind the ruling New Patriotic Party’s economic blueprint.

Bawumia’s trip reopens the debate about why African leaders opt to seek medical treatment abroad. They are accused of overseeing crippling health facilities back home because they have the privilege of seeking superior care outside.

Last year, Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari spent over 100 days in the U.K. on medical leave. Benin president Patrice Talon, former Angola leader Eduardo dos Santos was in Spain. Ousted Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe made his routine Singapore medical check trip.

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Absa became the new competitor on the Ethiopia market.

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Absa Bank Of South Africa’s  has become the Latest Multinational Corporation to show Interest in Organizing the Ethiopia market.

Ethiopia has since Prevented Foreign Ownership in Economic Sectors that Includes Banking but Abiy Ahmed has began to take fast Action on the issue since he came to power in April.



Jason Quinn, the bank’s chief financial officer, told reporters that Absa was investigating on how and where to enter in a number of populating market, including Nigeria and Angola.

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Am Entrance made into the Ethiopia market of 100 million People, would be part of a Scheme made by Absa after it break from Britain’s Barclays in 2017.

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Ethiopia has plans to liberalise state-owned companies including Ethiopian Airlines, Ethio Telecom, Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Services Enterprise, and Ethiopian Electric Power, in order to attract foreign direct investment and stimulate growth.

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Black box of the Ethiopian Airline Crash recovered.

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The United Nations described the Sunday crash of the Ethiopia airline as disastrous saying it has cost them a great loss.



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Michael Moller, director-general of the U.N. European head garters said this was the worst loss suffered in years in Geneva in a statement where 150 people where gathered.

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Investigators in Ethiopia have recovered the black box from the ill-fated Ethiopian airline this Sunday.

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