Hun­dreds seek sanc­tu­ary

Swazi Observer - - NEWS -

AC­CRA - Hun­dreds of To­golese na­tion­als have fled to neigh­bour­ing Ghana to es­cape reprisals after a wave of anti-gov­ern­ment protests, a Ghana­ian of­fi­cial said. Paddy Tet­teh, from the Ghana Refugee Board, said the first batch ar­rived last Wed­nes­day and al­though num­bers had since fallen, more were still try­ing to come in. "They are close to 300," he told AFP. Most were in the north­ern district of Chere­poni, close to Ghana's eastern border, he added. Chere­poni chief ex­ec­u­tive Ab­dul Razak Tahiru told re­porters that food, mats, bed­ding and mos­quito nets had been dis­trib­uted to the refugees." AFP

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