Thousands of Burkinabes flee to Ghana over conflicts

Thousands of Burkinabes flee to Ghana over conflicts

Thousands of Burkinabes have fled to Sissala in the Northern region, as conflicts rock the West African country. understands that the Burkinabes, believed to be of Moshie descent, have settled in Ghana as farmers and are suspected to have no official documentation, residence or traveling permits.

Per a report by, the Burkinabes have been settling along the Tumu-Navrongo stretch up to Wuru, Kwapun, Banu, Pido, Kunchorkor and Basisan towards River Sissili which divides the Upper West region from Upper East.

Photos of Burkinabes in Ghana

Source: UGC

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Investigations have shown that there had been unusual movements of foreigners along the Ghana-Burkina Faso border, as well as unapproved routes aided by local landlords, without recourse to Ghana’s laws.

A combined team of top security officials led by the Sissala East Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Karim Nanyua, visited the settlements on Friday, May 17, 2019, to ascertain what might have triggered the incursion.

At Kunchorkor, the team reached their homes, when where most of the settlers had left for their farms, leaving behind only children and few women as their doors were locked. earlier reported that there has been civil unrests in Burkina Faso in recent times.

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