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09.11.2004 Business & Finance

Companies evacuate staff from Cote d'Ivoire

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Accra, Nov. 9, GNA - Twenty-one staff of a company in Cote d'Ivoire, Conpagrie Fruitiere were this afternoon airlifted on board a chartered airline to Accra en-route to Paris.

This follows renewed hostilities in that country.

Most of the evacuees who looked traumatised told the Ghana News Agency of the volatile situation in that country.

A lady who pleaded anonymity said a lot of atrocities were being committed and added that foreigners, especially the French were at risk. She spoke of atrocities such as looting and the burning of houses, as well as extreme hooliganism.

A middle aged French man said people had to be evacuated from the rooftops of their homes because staying inside would expose them to marauding bandits.

The Frenchman said although he was not, particularly in danger due to the location of his residence, the situation was unpredictable, thus his evacuation to Ghana until the situation in Cote d'Ivoire became more stable and safe.

Last night, DAL airlifted 22 of its staff in Abidjan to Accra on board their aircraft while another chartered airline brought in 16 evacuees.

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