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Ebola Strains Fragile W. African Economies

Poverty, then war. Now, a deadly plague. Among the world's poorest states at the bottom of global development indexes, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea had shown signs of leaving behind brutal wars and leaping into Africa's economic boom – before a lethal Ebola epidemic struck. As the world's biggest outbreak ravages the populations of these small states from West Africa's Mano River Region, their resource-dependent economies are reeling from the impact. With the...

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