Salia Musala could make containment of Ebola difficult.

This is Oraba, a South Sudan-Uganda, border area. It is somewhat a porous border, with loads of back and forth unregistered border crossings. It is common to find one family with biological members in DR Congo, Uganda and South Sudan. Picture by Ochan Hannington | 23 Mar 2015

1,500 people are dead from Ebola, nearly one year after the outbreak of the viral disease, in DR Congo. More than 2,000 people have been infected, and spread across the border into Uganda.

Salia Musala border area is posing even a bigger challenge. Experts warn free cross border movements of people and goods that happen in and around the area may make containment of the scourge very difficult. Salia Musala is Kawa word for African traditional “three cooking stones” arranged in a rectangular form, do three countries of Uganda, South Sudan and DR Congo share a-no-man’s land. One Kawa tribe found in all the three countries inhabits the area – and the cross border tribe is so intertwined that it is common to find one family with biological members in all the three nations. Bhakit Hafiz and Abdul Rahman are in Uganda’s Arua town, for Us.