Mount Nyiragongo volcano in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo erupted few kilometers away from Rubavu, Rwanda, sending about 8000 people out of their homes.
The Rwanda government has ordered its border open for the people of Goma from Congo following the eruption of the volcano.
From Kinshasa, Vincent Karega who is the Rwandan ambassador to DR Congo confirmed that his country had welcomed those fleeing the volcanic eruption.
“The Rwandan borders are open and the reception of our neighbours is taking place peacefully. There was no blockage whatsoever but rather the organisation of coordinated entries,” Karega said.
As of Saturday evening last week, arrangements were made to accommodate the volcano victims in schools and places of worship.
By Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.