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Obama expands US role fighting Ebola spread

President Barack Obama has called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the US role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.

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Obama expands US role fighting Ebola spread

President Barack Obama has called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the US role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.

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W Africa struggles to contain Ebola as deaths mount

The United Nations said on Tuesday the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa was causing food shortages in one of the world's poorest regions and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned the disease was threatenin

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Ebola outbreak reaches fifth West African country

The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be hit by the world's worst Ebola outbreak on Friday, while riots broke out in neighbouring Guinea's remote southeast where infection rates are rising fast. In

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Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates: WHO

The ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and "continues to accelerate", the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. The epidemic in the regi

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Ebola death toll tops 1,400 in West Africa

Some 1,427 people have died among 2,615 known cases of the deadly virus in West Africa since the outbreak was first identified in March, according to new figures released by the World Health Organization on Friday. Families hiding

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W Africa calls for help in controlling Ebola outbreaks

Health workers in West Africa appealed on Wednesday for urgent help in controlling the world's worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia declared a state of emergency. "The government and people of

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Topaz wins $50m West Africa contract

Dubai-based Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company with primary operations in the Middle East and Caspian, has announced its West Africa operations with the winning of two PSV contracts worth $50 million.

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Ivory Coast, Qatar near completion of LNG deal

Ivory Coast is close to finalising an agreement to get supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar from 2015, an official with Ivorian state oil company Petroci said, to cover an expected gap as demand outstrips its gas production.

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Abraaj acquires top African frozen dairy business

The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in growth markets, said it has reached an agreement to acquire a 100 per cent stake in Fan Milk International (FMI), the leading manufacturer and distributor of froz

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