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Guinea battles to contain deadly Ebola outbreak as Senegal closes its border

Guinea is racing to contain a deadly Ebola epidemic spreading from its southern forests to the capital Conakry, as neighbouring Senegal closes its border. The European Union pledged 500,000 euros ($690,000) to fight the contagion, while the Senegalese……

Music icon Youssou Ndour bids for Senegal presidency

World-renowned singer Youssou Ndour stirred up the battle for Senegal’s presidency on Tuesday by announcing he plans to take on veteran incumbent Abdoulaye Wade in February elections. Revered in his home country as a music icon, it remains to be seen whether Ndour can turn listeners into voters in a…