Ebola a Blow for Fragile West African States

It seems like a cruel twist of fate. The three African countries where the Ebola virus has rapidly spread and caused over 1 300 deaths since January - namely Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - have all been emerging from protracted periods of crisis and war. And now this, writes Liesl Louw-Vaudran from the Institute for Security Studies.

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The emergency ward at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, the largest referral hospital in the country, closed down for a period after some of its staff were infected with Ebola.

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