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Congolese security forces on the scene after the vehicle of an Ebola response team was attacked. Congolese security forces attend to the scene after the vehicle of an Ebola response team was attacked and burned in Beni, northeastern Congo, June 24, 2019 (AP photo by Al-hadji Kudra Maliro).

‘Ebola Business’: How Mistrust Is Fueling Attacks on Health Workers in Eastern Congo

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo—At first glance, there is nothing out of the ordinary about life in Beni, a cosmopolitan trading town on Congo’s northeastern border with Uganda.

On a typical Sunday, roller skaters train for their next competition on the town’s paved main road, studiously avoiding the potholes and errant cows. Off the avenue, the side streets of packed yellow dirt are dotted with people going about their daily business. At night, clubs serve locally brewed beer, while revelers dance in the dotted pink light of a spinning disco ball. ...

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