Buhari's absence overshadows two-year anniversary as Nigerian President

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's ill-health has overshadowed the anniversary of his second year in office.

Buhari has been on medical leave in London and there is still no word about when he will return, reports EWN's Africa correspondent Crystal Orderson.

Read: Calls for Buhari to step down over rumors of poor health

Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy Yemi Osinbajo were sworn into office on May 29 in 2015.

Osinbajo addressed the nation and asked for Nigerians to continue praying amid growing political uncertainty.

This political uncertainty with his health is really impacting the nation.

Crystal Orderson, EWN's Africa correspondent

With Buhari not well, we don't know what's happening. They say that jostling for the 2019 elections has already started in earnest.

Crystal Orderson, EWN's Africa correspondent

Meanwhile, in Zambia the Ministry of Religious Affairs and police have issued new draconian laws on church gatherings, raising concerns with human rights bodies.

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