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In a remote region where bridges are often little more than a couple of felled trees and motorcycles are the fastest way to get around, a network of solar-powered radios is doing double duty: Warning of imminent extremist attacks, as well as keeping tabs on Ebola outbreaks.

The network of FM and high-frequency radios in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been growing since 2012 with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, according to aid workers. It came in handy in May, when Ebola killed at least three people in an extremely remote region where there are almost no roads, no telephones and no internet.

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Image: A local volunteer at Radio Mbari in Bangassou edits together an interview he conducted of a local official A local volunteer at Radio Mbari in Bangassou edits together an interview he conducted of a local official. Catholic Relief Services

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