Ebola: Congolese Journalist shining light on virus killed by unidentified gunmen

 A Congolese journalist who had been raising awareness about the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed at his home.

Unidentified attackers raided Papy Mumbere Mahamba’s home in the north-eastern province of Ituri, killed him, wounded his wife and burnt their house down.
DR Congo is experiencing the world’s second-worst Ebola epidemic on record.

People working to stop the virus are often targeted. Over the past year there have been dozens of attacks on health centres and on people working to stop Ebola.

The violence is thought to be fueled by the belief among many people that the virus is not real, which has lead to mistrust of those working in the sector.

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