Congo’s Mai Mai militiamen attack Ebola treatment centre

Mai Mai militiamen attacked an Ebola treatment centre at the heart of an outbreak of the disease in eastern Congo on Saturday, killing a policeman and wounding health workers before being repelled by security forces.

The centre in Butembo was the same one torched by unknown assailants last week, an attack that prompted medical aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres to suspend activities in the area.

Aid workers have faced deep mistrust in some areas as they work to contain the outbreak of the deadly haemorrhagic fever, the worst in Democratic Republic of Congo’s history, killing close to 600 people so far.

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Source: Reuters