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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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W Africa closer to Islamic finance services

Senegal and members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (also known as the UEMOA region) have completed a review of the region’s financial regulations, aiming to launch Islamic financial services later this year. The review, co

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Mövenpick opens hotel in West Africa

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced the official opening of its 260-room hotel in the Ghanaian capital Accra. Originally built and presented as a gift by the United Kingdom to Ghana after gaining independence in 1957, the complete

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Saudia Cargo to fly charter flights W Africa

Saudi Airlines Cargo Company (Saudia Cargo) has signed an agreement with Fast Forward Cargo, a leading freight forwarder, in the UAE to operate 150 charter flights from Sharjah to West Africa in 2011. Under this agreement Saudia Cargo will

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