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War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DR Congo

First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them. Now Ebola, a name almost as dreaded as death itself, has come. In the Beni region, in the Democratic Republic of Congo´s eastern province of Kivu, the twin peril has bred fear and despair. The region is haunted in particular by the Allied Defence Forces (ADF), a Ugandan Islamist rebel group blamed for hundreds of civilian deaths over the past four years. On August 1, Beni declared an outbreak of…