Tag: Borders

Rwanda shuts border near Goma after second case of Ebola fever confirmed in the DRC city

Congo’s presidency said on Thursday that Rwandan authorities had closed the border between Goma and its nearest town of Gisenyi for all people other than...

Are Africa’s permeable borders making it difficult to contain Ebola?

More than 2000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August. Now, despite authorities’ efforts – such as screening millions of travellers moving between the DRC and its neighbours – the disease has spread.

Op-Ed: Rwanda reopens border with Uganda

President Paul Kagame and Mr Museveni sat together at the inauguration of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on May 25 – sparking speculation over whether there was a thaw in their relations.