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Doctor drain: An exodus from Nigeria threatens its healthcare system

Nigeria is losing $1bn a year due to medical tourism as its doctors head to Saudi Arabia, the US and UK.  The hospital waiting room overflows with people. It’s an unusually hot day in Lagos, Nigeria, the temperature over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Sweaty patients silently clasp their hands in prayer, hoping to see a doctor. In a nearby room, physicians wrestle with …

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Nigeria: Clearing the locals to make Abuja the capital

Former residents of Nigeria’s current capital say they were forcibly removed without proper compensation. Nigeria’s capital Abuja is a planned city with expansive roads lined with trees. Unlike Lagos – the commercial centre – traffic jams are rare. Nigerian politicians are proud of Abuja and tout it as an example of what a modern African city should be. It was not always the capital …

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