The health workers were killed when Mai-Mai fighters attacked a centre run by the United Nations health agency overnight in Biakato area of the Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials say.
UN mission MONUSCO spokesman said a "rapid intervention force" of peacekeepers was dispatched to the area in the morning.
Congolese women entered the mining sector in the late 90s and ever since they have been fighting discrimination, superstition and outdated customs, while they successfully bring more and more women into the workforce.
The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's year-old epidemic, one of which was a fatality, said the provincial government.
The latest Ebola outbreak to hit Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 1,700 people since August last year.
The virus has killed more than 1,700 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the world's second-worst outbreak was declared almost a year ago and is threatening to spill over its borders.
Restrictions on travelling to the Democratic Republic of Congo would "impede our ability to effectively control" Ebola virus, Dr John N Nkengasong, a top health officer at African Union said.
The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 1,600 people since August.
The Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has so far killed 1,655 people and 694 have been cured
A demonstrator was shot at a banned march in the eastern city of Goma. Police forces try to break up marches in different cities of the country.
Police use force to break demonstrations in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo over electoral commission's decision to exclude cities of Beni, Butembo and their surrounding areas from voting in Sunday's presidential election.
The trend of carrying out kidnapping for ransom as a profession has been on a rise in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a resource-rich country which is suffering from one of the most complicated humanitarian crises in the world.
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