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  1. West Africa's health systems need rebuilding post-Ebola - WHO

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    Thu, 21 May 2015

    GENEVA, May 21 (Reuters) - Health care systems in West Africa that collapsed during the Ebola epidemic must be rebuilt urgently to provide basic services and confront other killer diseases, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

  2. Greenpeace says Chinese vessels illegally fishing off Africa, Beijing disagrees

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    Thu, 21 May 2015

    SHANGHAI, May 21 (Reuters) - Chinese fishing boats have been illegally fishing off West Africa , Greenpeace said on Wednesday, adding that Chinese companies expanded operations in Africa from 13 vessels in 1985 to 462 vessels

  3. W. African leaders drop term limit idea after Gambia, Togo oppose

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    Tue, 19 May 2015

    ACCRA, May 19 (Reuters) - West African leaders on Tuesday rejected a proposal to impose a region-wide limit to the number of terms presidents can serve, after opposition to the idea from Togo and Gambia, Ghana's foreign minister said.

  4. West African leaders to discuss presidential term limits

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    Tue, 19 May 2015

    ACCRA, May 19 (Reuters) - West African leaders are due to discuss a proposal aimed at limiting presidential mandates to two terms at a regional summit on Tuesday, officials said.

  5. Merkel urges tighter WHO management after "Ebola catastrophe"

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    Mon, 18 May 2015

    GENEVA, May 18 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday the World Health Organization must streamline its management to respond quickly to crises like West Africa 's "Ebola catastrophe" that has killed more than 11,000 people.

  6. INSIGHT -Global glut threatens West African iron ore ambitions

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    Thu, 14 May 2015

    PEPEL, Sierra Leone, May 14 (Reuters) - Red piles of iron ore and rusting railway wagons in the deserted stockyard at the port of Pepel bear silent witness to a crisis engulfing Sierra Leone's mining industry and threatening others across West Africa .

  7. Delta Air Lines' refinery has stopped importing West African oil - CFO

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    Thu, 14 May 2015

    May 14 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc's refinery Monroe Energy has stopped importing crude oil from West Africa , the airline's Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson said Thursday during a transportation conference that was webcast.

  8. As Ebola disappears, no useful data seen from vaccine trials -WHO

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    Tue, 12 May 2015

    GENEVA, May 12 (Reuters) - With Ebola nearly stamped out in West Africa , vaccine trials will probably fail to provide enough useful data on how well they protect people against the deadly virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

  9. GB Minerals plans first phosphates in Guinea Bissau by 2017

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    Fri, 8 May 2015

    BISSAU, May 8 (Reuters) - Toronto-listed Canadian miner GB Minerals plans to invest $175 million to begin producing phosphates in Guinea Bissau in 2017, a first for the West African country, its chief executive said.

  10. At least 265 dead in Niger meningitis epidemic

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    Tue, 5 May 2015

    NIAMEY, May 5 (Reuters) - At least 265 people have died so far this year in a meningitis epidemic in Niger amid a shortage of vaccines needed to prevent the disease's spread, the West African nation's health minister said on Tuesday.

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