Congolese journalist who helped raise awareness of Ebola killed in attack, officials say

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A Congolese journalist who had been helping to shed light on the deadly Ebola outbreak in his community was killed on Sunday night, officials said.

The unnamed journalist, who was also serving as a community health worker, was attacked at his home in the northeast town of Lwemba in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His wife was left critically injured “with multiple wounds,” according to a joint press release from Congolese health officials and their partners from the United Nations.

The motive behind the attack was unknown.

The reporter worked for the local radio station in Lwemba and was “involved in raising the awareness of his community regarding the country’s tenth Ebola outbreak,” according to the press release.

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