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Ghana Public Announcement

Issued by US Department of State

Apr 03, 2002

This Public Announcement is being issued to alert American citizens to the potential for further violence following ethnic clashes in northern Ghana and to urge that they avoid travel to the area. This Public Announcement will expire on June 27, 2002.

On March 27, ethnic clashes in the Northern Region of Ghana resulted in an undetermined number of deaths. While the most intense violence occurred in the city of Yendi, Ghanaian authorities imposed curfews throughout the region, and troops are in place to restore and maintain peace. Americans are urged to avoid unnecessary travel to the region until the situation improves. Those who do travel there should check with the U.S. Embassy in Ghana for updated information on safety and security.

All American citizens in Ghana are reminded to register with the U.S. Embassy, located on Ring Road East, P.O. Box 194, Accra, telephone (233-21) 775-347 or 48; fax number (233-21) 701-1813. The Embassy maintains a home page on the Internet at http://usembassy.state.gov/ghana/.

For additional information on travel to Ghana, please consult the Department of State's latest Consular Information Sheet for Ghana, available via the Internet at http://travel.state.gov.

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