Ghana : Syrians finding refuge in Africa as war at home grinds on

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Syrians finding refuge in Africa as war at home grinds on

ACCRA, Ghana – As desperate Syrians flee the devastating war in their country, some are finding refuge in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana.

One imam from Aleppo, Abdul Ghani Bandenjki, first visited Ghana in 2006 after being invited to officiate at prayers during the Ramadan holy month; when fighting broke out in Syria five years later, Bandenjki decided to return to this West African nation more than 3,000 miles (4,825 kilometers) away ...

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In this photo taken Saturday, March.18, 2017, Abdul Ghani Bandenjki, left, teaches Arabic and the Quran, in a School in Tema, Ghana. Bandenjki first visited Ghana in 2006 after being invited to officiate at prayers during the Ramadan holy month. When fighting broke out in Syria five years later, Bandenjki decided to return to this West African nation more than 3,000 miles (4,825 kilometers) away. (AP Photo/ Jordi Perdigo) (The Associated Press)


Published March 19, 2017
Associated Press


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In the Spirit of Sankofa,


Syrians finding refuge in Africa as war at home grinds on

ACCRA, Ghana – As desperate Syrians flee the devastating war in their country, some are finding refuge in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana.

One imam from Aleppo, Abdul Ghani Bandenjki, first visited Ghana in 2006 after being invited to officiate at prayers during the Ramadan holy month; when fighting broke out in Syria five years later, Bandenjki decided to return to this West African nation more than 3,000 miles (4,825 kilometers) away ...

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/0...efuge-in-africa-as-war-at-home-grinds-on.html



Published March 19, 2017
Associated Press


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"Soufan’s message: The failure of the West to address the conditions of refugees flooding into neighboring countries creates a situation like the one that gave rise to the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan 25 years ago — with consequences that could potentially be more disastrous."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/syrias-r...ghtmare-terrorism-experts-warn-100006832.html

Syria’s refugee crisis is also a security nightmare, terrorism experts warn


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Syrians fleeing the war wait to enter Turkey near the Turkish border crossing at Akcakale in Sanliurfa province. (Photo: Bülent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

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