Conflict in West Africa has already generated unfortunate headlines during the World Cup. Now the often untold strife occurring in places like Ghana and Nigeria is having an impact on the ground in Brazil.
According to reports from Ghanaian website All Sports, about 200 Ghanaian soccer fans who attended this summer’s World Cup are seeking asylum in Brazil. Having initially drawn attention when they didn’t return on a charter flight after the Black Stars group stage elimination, the fans are have trickled into federal offices in the Brazilian city of Caxias do Sul over the last seven days.
According to the city’s head of police, the “the Ghanaians said they were Muslims who were ‘fleeing the violent conflicts between different Muslim groups.'”
Sao Paulo seems to be the preferred destination of the asylum seeking destination with da Silva Melo confirming that about 150 of the asylum seekers…
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