As Ebola fear chills Africa deals, experts warn against overreaction

230 x 150 Nurses are trained to use Ebola protective gear by World Health Organization workers, in Freetown, Sierra Leone
By Olivier Holmey
16 Oct 2014

Some European and US investors are beginning to reconsider their involvement in Africa as a result of the spread of the Ebola virus, but local market specialists warned this week against a panic reaction to the epidemic, writes Olivier Holmey.

The latest estimates put the death toll from Ebola at around 4,500 people, and the number of victims is growing fast in the parts of West Africa hit hardest by the disease.

Beyond the human tragedy, the crisis is also having an impact on the perception of ...

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