Rwanda reopens border with Ebola-hit DR Congo: Kinshasa

What you need to know:

  • Fears that Ebola could spread into neighbouring countries have mounted since mid-July, when the disease claimed its first fatality in Goma, a city of two million people that lies adjacent to Gisenyi, a city of more than 85,000.
  • UN's World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that borders should be kept open in such circumstances to help control and transparency.
  • But the Rwandan health ministry said the border had never been closed but only been a "traffic slowdown... as measures were put in place to reinforce screening procedures ."

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