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BENI, Congo | Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

BENI, Congo  — In a new reminder of the dangers in containing an Ebola outbreak in a war zone, suspected rebels killed seven people overnight in northeastern Congo and sent residents fleeing, an official said Saturday. Global health officials have warned that combating this virus outbreak is complicated by multiple armed groups in the mineral-rich … Continue reading BENI, Congo | Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

BENI, Congo | 7 killed in rebel attack amid Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak

BENI, Congo— An official in northeastern Congo says seven civilians have been killed in an attack by suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels, highlighting the threat to efforts to contain the latest Ebola virus outbreak nearby. The administrator of Beni territory, Donat Kibwana, tells The Associated Press the attack was carried out overnight in Mayi-Moya about … Continue reading BENI, Congo | 7 killed in rebel attack amid Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak

BENI, Congo | Congo’s latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says

BENI, Congo— Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo’s latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to contain, the World Health Organization’s chief said Friday. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke after vaccinations began this week, with support from a U.N. peacekeeping mission, in Congo’s restive northeast where multiple rebel … Continue reading BENI, Congo | Congo’s latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says

BENI, Congo | Congo health ministry preps for possible Ebola vaccinations

BENI, Congo  — Congo’s health ministry says that it is preparing to begin Ebola vaccinations Wednesday in the eastern city of Beni and neighboring Mangina village where the outbreak was announced last week. Barthe Ndjoloko Tambwe, director of the Ebola response in Beni, said Monday the vaccination campaign will target health care providers, contacts of … Continue reading BENI, Congo | Congo health ministry preps for possible Ebola vaccinations

BENI, Congo | Congo woman opens home to dozens of children orphaned by war

BENI, Congo — Thirteen-year-old Gloria Saambili said her mother was cooking when rebels entered her home in the Congolese village of Mayi-Moya, killed her with an ax and took Gloria’s father and two brothers into the forest. The teen escaped. “I think every day about my family … I am alone in the world,” Saambili … Continue reading BENI, Congo | Congo woman opens home to dozens of children orphaned by war