Via Sud Quotidien in Senegal: The Senegal river impassable since last Tuesday. The Senegal River is the boundary between Senegal and Mauritania, but its tributaries originate in Guinea and form a small part of the Guinea-Mali border. The Google translation:
The emergence of epidemic hemorrhagic fever Ebola called raging in neighboring Republic of Guinea Conakry, Mauritania pushed closed since last Tuesday borders with Mali but also Senegal, either along the Senegal River, except Rosso and Diama.
Since Wednesday morning, the Mauritanian authorities have closed all crossings along the Senegal River 1,790 km, which is the natural border between Mauritania and Senegal, except the entry-level Rosso and Diama points. This decision occurred last Tuesday in the early hours of the morning, that traffic at other crossings was banned in local populations of the river. Because along the river valley, Bakel Rosso through Matam and Podor, no crossing has hitherto been accepted on both sides except for the two points mentioned.
Even at the checkpoint Gourel Oumar Ly, a village in the rural community of Dabia (Matam) facing Kaédi a town in southern Mauritania, one of the largest urban centers, capital Region Gorgol, it is still forbidden to cross. situation that the hours not only begin to confuse travelers took courses but also negatively impact on the daily lives of people on both sides of the border.
At the position of Matam, all activities are stopped, the usual atmosphere that characterized the site is no longer appropriate. Overall, this is particularly important local trade between sedentary populations based on subsistence products suffers.
Still remember that the decision of the Mauritanian authorities to secure their border follows the security operations triggered by the Senegal at Ziguinchor, Oussouye and recently in the eastern region of Tambacounda.
As indeed several countries in the sub-region, it is part of the process to block the road with a very deadly Ebola virus. On Guinean territory, of the 80 people who contracted the disease so far, the least 59 have died. During the last days, the disease spread quickly in communities Macenta Guékédou and Kissidougou (south) to the capital, Conakry.