Ghana: Exodus

The refugee is an all too common figure in modern Africa. He has appeared in Kenya and the Congo, the Sudan and Nigeria, his belongings piled in an ungainly bundle atop his head, his children skipping naked alongside, his path a dusty road leading nowhere. Still, familiar as the phenomenon may be, there is a particularly nightmarish quality to the scene that has been unfolding in recent weeks along the borders of the West African nation of Ghana.

More than a quarter of the country's 8,000,000 inhabitants have been ordered by the government...

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