Guinea imam's trip to Mali exposes gaps in Ebola response

November 20, 2014 6:44 PM

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Guinea imam's trip to Mali exposes gaps in Ebola response

KOUREMALE/DAKAR (Reuters) - When a sick Muslim imam from Guinea entered Mali at the border town of Kouremale last month, he did not use the main tarmac road with its Ebola checkpoint but took a nearby dirt track.

When his green Mercedes was halted at a second checkpoint and he was asked to return to Kouremale for health checks, , 70, managed to avoid them thanks to the intervention of a village chief, according to border officer Mamadou Diawara.

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