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DR Congo said Thursday it would launch an inquiry into accusations that international workers in an anti-Ebola campaign had sexually abused local women. We are going to set up an investigative team which will go to North Kivu province to carry out the inquiry there," Health Minister Eteni Longondo told a press conference in Kinshasa. The year-long probe by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian news organisation took testimony from more than 50 women.
They said they were sexually propositioned, forced to have sex in exchange for a job or had their contracts terminated when they refused. In addition to Dr congo sex probe by the DRC authorities, "we contacted the WHO, which is going to organise an international inquiry, because most of those implicated in this kind of sexual exploitation are international employees," said Longondo.
Longondo also said the government would launch a separate inquiry into employees with DR Congo nationality "in order to prevent this kind of behaviour" in the latest outbreak of Ebola, in the northwest of the vast country. Fifty people have died of the disease in Equateur province since June. The epidemic, centered overwhelmingly in North Kivu, claimed 2, lives. It was the second-highest toll in the year history of Ebola, outstripped only by an outbreak in three West African countries between and that caused 11, deaths.
Around a billion dollars was spent to roll back the outbreak, bringing in well-heeled foreign workers into a deeply poor region. Welcome to Africanews Please select your experience. Watch Live. Breaking News Dr congo sex. News DR Congo to probe allegations of sex abuse by Ebola workers. Democratic Republic Of Congo DR Congo said Thursday it would launch an inquiry into accusations that international workers in an anti-Ebola campaign had sexually abused local women.
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