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Background: In the wake of Thursday's military coup in Ghana, when the civilian government of Dr. Kofi Busia was overthrown, Ghana closed its borders with neighbouring countries, including the Ivory Coast.
The border was still closed on Friday, although limited flights between Abidjan and Accra were resumed. Meanwhile there were unconfirmed reports that Dr. Busia had flown from London to Abidjan.
At the usually busy border crossing between Takikro in the Ivory Coast and Dormaa-Ahenkro in Ghana, people and vehicles gathered on both sides of the crossing. Ghanaian officials said their instructions were to close the frontier until further notice.
SYNOPSIS: This is the border post at Takikro, in the Ivory Coast, where the road from Abidjan runs into Ghana. The border crossing was sealed off by Ghanaian officials on Thursday, following the military coup which overthrew the government of Dr. Kofi Busia.
Throughout Friday, the border remained sealed, even to Ghana citizens, although limited flights were resumed between Abidjan and Accra. Ghanaian border guards said they had orders to close the frontier until further notice. They said the situation was the same at other crossing points.
Meanwhile there were unconfirmed reports that Dr.Busia had flown to Abidian from London. Where he'd been at the time of the coup. Reports from Ghana said the situation in Accra was calm. But there was no indication when full communications with Ghana's neighbours be resumed.