Nigeria doctors working in the UK ‘doubles’

The number of Nigerian doctors working in the UK has been sharply increasing, according to research by fact-checking organisation Africa Check.

Last year, the number of Nigerian doctors registered with the UK General Medical Council nearly doubled, an increase of 89%.

“In 2016, a total of 245 doctors registered in the UK. The number sharply rose to 439 last year, taking the number of doctors to 5,060,” Africa Check said.

So far this year, on average 12 Nigerian doctors were being registered every week, bringing the total number to 5,250 on 28 April 2018, the fact-checking body said.

5. Africans react to Kanye West’s slave comments

Comments by US rapper Kanye West that enslavement of African Americans may have been a “choice” have not gone down well.

“When you hear about slavery for 400 years … for 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” he said during an appearance on entertainment site TMZ.

“We’re mentally imprisoned,” the star added. He recently made headlines for his support for US President Donald Trump.

Black people were forcibly taken from Africa to the US, during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and sold as slaves.

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