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04 August 2017

Alleged terror alert false – UK

The British High Commission in Ghana is asking the public to disregard media reports suggesting that the UK has issued a new alert to its nationals over looming terrorist attacks in Ghana.

“Recent media stories in Ghana have wrongly suggested that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have issued a new warning with regard to terrorism in Ghana. We have not issued new advice,” a statement by the High Commission said on Friday, 4 August 2017.

The British high Commission said the travel alert issued was only a standard practice and do not represent any specific known terrorism threats to the West African nation.

“Our travel advice for Ghana was last updated on 24 April”, the statement noted, adding that the “advice is similar to that of other countries in the region and around the world.”

There were apprehension after local media reports on Thursday, 3 August 2017 that both the Canadian and the UK governments had issued new terror alerts in Ghana warning UK expats and travelers of looming attacks on the country.

The Canadian High Commission in Ghana has since clarified the matter saying the travel advice it issued is over a year old.

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