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Amid Ebola fears, Rwanda's border with Congo is open, government official says

(CNN)Rwanda's border with the Democratic Republic of Congo is open, a government official told CNN Thursday.Olivier Nduhungirehe, minister of state for Rwanda, said that the reports of the border closing over concerns about the spread of Ebola were due to a "misunderstanding" and there had been a temporary closure due to a "technical issue." Rwanda's health ministry said in a statement Thursday that travelers experienced long queues at the border on Thursday because health officials were increasing screening procedures. The ministry said it had reinforced screening at entry points since the first Ebola case was detected in Goma in July, and warned against unnecessary travel to the city."If we had planned to close the border, we would have ...