Ebola threat looms larger over West Africa mineral exports

Published: Thursday, 30 October 2014

Increased border screening to prevent the spread of the disease could impact shipments of bauxite and mineral sands, cutting supplies to the global market and hurting miners based in the region.

By Wayne Yamada

Border agencies around the world have increased screening for the Ebola virus, which could affect seaborne shipments of industrial minerals from West Africa, including mineral sands from Sierra Leone and metallurgical bauxite from Guinea.

Last week, the US Coast Guard (USCG) gave new guidance on symptoms to...

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