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IMF, ECOWAS Comment On Ebola Outbreak; Sierra Leone Stops U.N.-Led Troop Rotations Into Somalia

Reuters reports on several issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Reuters: IMF says Ebola having ‘acute’ impact on West African economies
“The worst ever outbreak of the Ebola disease is likely to lead to ‘sharply’ lower growth in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone and raise financing needs in all three West African countries, an IMF spokesman said on Thursday…” (8/28).

Reuters: West African states call for end to border closures over Ebola
“West African states should re-open their borders and end flight bans put in place to halt the spread of Ebola, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said on Thursday…” (8/28).

Reuters: Ebola fears halt rotations of Sierra Leone forces into Somalia
“Sierra Leone, which is battling to contain the deadly Ebola virus, will stop new rotations of its U.N.-led forces into Somalia for now as authorities move to establish safeguards, Somalia’s president said on Monday…” (8/29).