Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

 

Rwanda reopens border with DR Congo amid Ebola outbreak

After hours of closure of Rwanda-DR-Congo border at Boma, Rwanda has reopened its border with DR Congo, where an Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,800 people in the past year.

The border was closed for several hours after the confirmation of a third death from Ebola in the Congolese city of Goma.

At least 2,700 people have been infected in the worst Ebola outbreak in the country’s history.

Tackling the disease has been complicated by conflict in the region.

About 12 new cases are being reported every day in Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports.

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