Congo Police Detain Former Health Minister In Ebola Funds Investigation

Associated Press: Congo police detain ex-health minister in Ebola funds probe
“Police in Congo have detained the former minister of health amid an investigation into the use of Ebola funds as confirmed Ebola deaths rose to near 2,000 and confirmed cases of the virus exceeded 3,000 in the sprawling African nation. Former Minister of Health Oly Ilunga was taken into custody, police said in a statement Saturday…” (Mwanamilongo, 9/14).

Reuters: Congo police detain former health minister in Ebola probe
“…Oly Ilunga oversaw Democratic Republic of Congo’s handling of the outbreak, the second deadliest in history, for nearly a year. He was stripped by the presidency of that responsibility in July and resigned from the government days later. Earlier in September, his lawyers said he had been questioned by police about his role managing the Ebola response. They denied any wrongdoing by Ilunga…” (Bujakera et al., 9/14).