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West Africa: The economic impact of Ebola

Of the 16 countries in West Africa only three – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – are affected by the Ebola virus. Nevertheless, it is having an economic impact on not only these affected countries but many others in the region.

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200 Ethiopian volunteers to join West Africa Ebola fight

Photo©ReutersIn response to an urgent appeal by the African Union for medical staff to avert West Africa's health crisis, Ethiopia has pledged to send 200 volunteer health workers to countries hit by the Ebola outbreak.

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Nation-building will not happen overnight - President of Sierra Leone

President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma. Photo©Penny Bradfield-CHOGM via Getty ImagesIn the early days of the Ebola crisis, Ernest Bai Koroma talked to The Africa Report about the government's development goals and the debate around his succession.

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Education: We are what we teach

Photo©Jacques Torregano/Fedephoto for JATo avoid a crisis in a few decades' time, governments must act now in order to improve schools and protect the economic advances made since the 1990s. That means developing a new generation of schools that teach students the skills needed for the future and the critical thinking to avoid the mistakes of the past.

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Ghana to increase Jubilee and TEN oil production by 2016

Alex Mould, head of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) hopes to raise $1 billion to fund its plan to become an independent operator in seven yearsGhana's national oil firm expects to pump 190,000 barrels of crude per day by the end of 2016 and is set to tap markets again to raise more capital, the head of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) said on Thursday.

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Ghana: Labour unions strike over pension fund

Twelve labour unions, including public health and education sector workers, have declared a nationwide sit-down strike, over what they refer as "government's failure and undue delay" in paying part of their pension contributions into a private account.

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