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  • The American who's out to save Egypt's bread Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:23 AM ET
    A worker moves a tray of freshly baked bread in a bakery in Cairo, Egypt.

    "Egypt is the largest importer of wheat in the world, but they have to buy it on the spot market," says Philip Blumberg.

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, Aug 7- The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told lawmakers on Thursday he has activated the agency's emergency operation center at the highest response level to fight the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

  • *Liberia declares 90- day state of emergency. FREETOWN/ MONROVIA, Aug 7- The army blockaded rural areas hit by the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone on Thursday, a senior officer said, after neighbouring Liberia declared a state of emergency to tackle the worst outbreak of the disease, which has killed 932 people.

  • *Police in eastern Sierra Leone blockade Ebola-hit towns. FREETOWN/ MONROVIA, Aug 7- Police and soldiers in Sierra Leone blockaded rural areas hit by the deadly Ebola virus on Thursday, a senior officer said, after neighbouring Liberia declared a state of emergency to tackle the worst-ever outbreak of the disease, which has killed 932 people.

  • *Operation "White Shield" begins in north Liberia. MONROVIA/ DAKAR, Aug 6- Health workers in West Africa appealed on Wednesday for urgent help in controlling the world's worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia shut a hospital where several staff were infected, including a Spanish priest.

  • *Operation "White Shield" begins in north Liberia. MONROVIA, Aug 6- Liberia shut a major hospital in the capital Monrovia on Wednesday after a Spanish priest and six other staff contracted Ebola, as the death toll from the worst outbreak of the disease hit 932 in West Africa.

  • *Liberia deploys troops in Lofa County border region. *British Airways suspends Liberia, Sierra Leone flights. MONROVIA/ DAKAR, Aug 5- Relatives of Ebola victims in Liberia defied government orders and dumped infected bodies in the streets as West African governments struggled to enforce tough measures to curb an outbreak of the virus that has killed 887 people.

  • Nigeria the biggest oil producer in Africa     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    A second case of Ebola has now been confirmed in Nigeria. CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports on the economic concern in regards to oil.

  • *Liberia deploys troops in Lofa County border region. *British Airways suspends Liberia, Sierra Leone flights.

  • 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.

  • Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant on public affairs to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, defends the government's attempts to tackle the problem of insurgency and says the "safe return" of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram is key.

  • *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.

  • Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says the troubled security situation in Nigeria does not affect monetary policy decisions.

  • Terrorism in Nigeria hitting economy: Central Bank Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    A man holds a placard reading 'Bring Back Our Girls' to denounce the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamic militants on May 13 , 2014 in Malaga.

    Islamist terrorism in Nigeria is impeding food production and pushing inflation, a senior central banker in the country warned on Tuesday.

  • Nigerian monetary policy vs. terror     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says the violence in the country has had very little impact on monetary policy, and discusses China's investments on the African continent.