DANGOTE Cement had delayed expansion in Sierra Leone due to the Ebola virus outbreak in the country, Nigeria’s largest company said yesterday. “Sierra Leone was scheduled to start this month, but we had to put the project on hold because of the Ebola crisis,” said chief executive Devakumar Edwin. “As and when the crisis abates, then we’ll immediately start moving ahead.” Companies have slowed investment in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, the three countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak that has killed about 5 000 people in west Africa. – Bloomberg