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  • FREETOWN, July 31- Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims on Thursday, joining neighboring Liberia in imposing tough controls as the death toll from the worst-ever outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa. The WHO reported 57 new deaths between July 24 and July 27 in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

  • FREETOWN/ ACCRA, July 31- Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine epicenters of Ebola on Thursday, joining Liberia in imposing tough controls to curb the worst ever outbreak of the virus amid fears it could spread beyond West Africa.

  • Nigeria nabs accused $6 million Facebook fraudster Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    ABUJA, Nigeria— Nigerian security forces say they have arrested a suspected internet fraudster accused of stealing nearly $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs.

  • *Whereabouts of dozens of victims in Sierra Leone unknown. FREETOWN, July 25- Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for the deadly disease.

  • *Man collapsed at Lagos international airport. LAGOS, July 24- A Liberian man in his 40 s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, a mega-city of 21 million people, the Lagos State Health Ministry said on Thursday.

  • *African workers traditionally took family as a pension. *Uganda latest country to set up pension scheme. LAGOS, July 24- Like many African workers Olalere Ojedokun's only pension plan was sending his kids to school so they could take care of him in old age, but that changed when Nigeria introduced a contributory pension scheme that it hopes will cover everyone.

  • LAGOS, July 24- A Liberian man in his 40 s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, a megacity of 21 million people, the Lagos State Health Ministry said on Thursday.

  • LIBERIAN MAN IN NIGERIA'S MEGACITY OF LAGOS BEING TESTED FOR DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS, NO RESULTS YET- LAGOS STATE HEALTH MINISTRY.

  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:26 AM ET

    And in Iraq, the al-Qaida breakaway group that has taken huge swaths of territory seized weapons depots all along the way.

  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:06 PM ET

    And in Iraq, the al-Qaida breakaway group that has taken huge swaths of territory seized weapons depots all along the way.

  • JOHANNESBURG, July 18- South African pension manager Alexander Forbes priced its stock market listing in the middle of its marketed range on Friday, raising 3.7 billion rand in Africa's second-largest initial public offering this year. The pricing points to fairly strong demand when the company lists on the Johannesburg bourse next Thursday, a trader said.

  • LAGOS, July 18- Exporters have resumed loading of cocoa shipments in Nigeria's second-largest producing area, Cross Rivers state, after the state government suspended on Friday a levy on bean exports, a trade body said.

  • *Blast in Lagos port claimed by Islamist militants Boko Haram. ABUJA, July 13- As long as violence perpetrated by Islamist militants was more or less contained in Nigeria's remote northeast, the attitude of many citizens and expatriates in the more prosperous south was a shrug of the shoulders.

  • Nigeria's growth no longer oil-dependent: Citi pro     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Miguel Azevedo, head of investment banking for Africa at Citigroup, says the growth prospects for Nigeria are "very positive" and that the country's economy is no longer oil-dependent.

  • Nigerian president in a strong position: Fin Min     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 2:18 AM ET

    Nigeria's finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, dismisses claims that the Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is losing support saying he is in a "strong position".

  • Oil is not Nigeria’s future: Finance Minister Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 1:35 AM ET

    Nigeria’s future prosperity lies not in oil - but gas, the finance minister of the petroleum-rich country told CNBC.

  • Nigerian corruption 'sensationalized': Fin Min     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    Nigeria's finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says there is a "real problem" with corruption in Africa's largest economy, but the issue is "sensationalized" by the media.

  • Oil is not Nigeria's future: Fin Min     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Nigeria's finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says Nigeria's economy does not just rely on oil and is becoming more diversified.

  • Gartman: This country should be on your radar Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    Dennis Gartman of "The Gartman Letter" says oil traders should keep a close eye on Nigeria.

  • Why US advisors are doomed to fail in Iraq Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division go over last minute details before going out on the U.S. military's last combat patrol in the country, at Camp Adder on December 16, 2011 near Nasiriyah, Iraq.

    The U.S. has dispatched similar teams around the world and they have been unable to affect outcomes. The Fiscal Times reports.