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Ebola's ripple effects put Africa's economic recovery in jeopardy

Business events cancelled, investors declining visits, as IMF cuts its growth forecast for the continent

DAMAGE CONTROL: Health workers spraying themselves with chlorine disinfectants after removing the body of a woman who died of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone last week. The stigma still lingers in places that have been declared Ebola-free.


THE economic effects of Ebola in Africa are proving hard to quarantine even in the 49 of 54 countries that are untouched by the virus.

Corporate events are being cancelled, international investors are declining to visit and multinationals are on high alert.