Uganda:Govt Bans Ministers From Seeking Treatment Overseas

[Monitor] Kampala -All patients, including Members of Parliament, who require taxpayers’ money for lifesaving treatment abroad, will soon have to look elsewhere for funds after Cabinet resolved to compel public officials who need specialised care to seek the required services from a private facility on Entebbe Road.

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South Africa:Ramaphosa Unveils $3.5 Billion Stimulus for Recession-Hit Economy

[allAfrica] President Cyril Ramaphosa, who inherited a contracting economy from his scandal-ridden predecessor, today announced an economic stimulus and recovery plan for the country. The plan included spending of R50 billion ($3.5 billion) in what he called “reprioritised expenditure and new project level funding.”

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Nigeria:Give Way for Saraki to Move Nigeria Forward Ex-Lawmaker Pleads

[Vanguard] A second republic lawmaker, Dr. Abdullah Umar Madidi has asked the Senate President,Dr Bukola Saraki, to make up his mind and contest the 2019 presidential election, saying he possessed the needed capacity and acumen to reunite Nigerians as well as make the country the envy of other nations .

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Nigeria:432 Nigerians Die of Tuberculosis Daily – WHO

[Vanguard] No less than 18 Nigerians die of tuberculosis, TB, every hour totalling 432 deaths daily, according to the World Health Organization, WHO, which ranks Nigeria as having the 2nd highest incidence rate in Africa and 7th among the 30 high TB burden countries in the world.

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