In this photo taken Saturday, March.18, 2017, Abdul Ghani Bandenjki, left, teaches Arabic and the Quran, in a School in Tema, Ghana. (AP Photo/ Jordi Perdigo)
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Syrians finding refuge in Africa as war at home grinds onAs desperate Syrians flee the devastating war in their country, some are finding refuge in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana. One imam from Aleppo, Abdel-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 4,825 kilometers away.Over 130 Syrians so far have been granted refugee status, Padi said, and other requests for asylum are being considered.This country now feels like a second home for Bandenjki, and he calls Ghana beautiful.
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