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The virus is threatening Liberia’s chance to escape generations of poverty and join Africa’s rising prosperity.

The World Bank estimates the African economy will grow 5.2 percent over the next two years.

The Ebola virus underscores just how fragile economic progress can be.

It's hard to tell how many people are currently infected with Ebola, or have died from the disease.

Here are the policy takeaways from the new push to shore up ties with Africa.

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Aug 6, 2014
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The attack on a Nairobi mall is another example of the risky environment that is sending retailers elsewhere.

A few questions. Like: Will expanding energy access in Africa conflict with Obama's climate goals?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jul 2, 2013
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We've often grumbled that U.S. GDP data can be inaccurate, at least in its early phases. But that has nothing on parts of Africa, where estimates of GDP can be off by 60 percent or more. So why is it so hard to calculate the size of an economy?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Nov 24, 2012
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