U.N. Ebola mission chief in Guinea dies of natural causes

November 17, 2014 6:09 PM

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U.N. Ebola mission chief in Guinea dies of natural causes

The head of the U.N. Ebola Emergency Response Mission (UNMEER) in Guinea, one of the countries at the epicenter of the outbreak, died suddenly on Monday of natural causes, the U.N. mission and authorities in Guinea said.

Rwandan national Marcel Rudasingwa, who was a U.N. Assistant Secretary-General, was appointed to the post in Guinea last month. He had previously worked for the U.N. Children's Fund for almost 20 years, the statement said.

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