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Ghana Disputes Asylum Bid by Football Fans in Brazil

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A few hours ago, BN told you that Ghanaian football fans who visited Brazil to experience the 2014 World Cup are requesting asylum over inter-religious conflicts.

The Ghanaian government has denied religious violence claims.

“The basis for this alleged request is completely false as no religious conflicts is taking place in Ghana. Ghana’s mission in Brazil has been instructed to liaise with the Brazilian authorities to investigate the matter” said Minister Felix Kwakye Ofosu via a statement.

The group believed to be part of a government sponsored delegation, filed their applications in Caxias do Sul, one of Brazil’s most prosperous areas.

Police in Brazil believe the Ghanaians are looking for the right to work legally in the country.

17 Comments

  1. Ndubuisi

    July 11, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Another Africans selling out there country to get asylum in another this always happen to African countries. this people are bunch of losers i will bet after spending some time in Brazil the will come back to Ghana. problem is in every country.

  2. Dee

    July 11, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    From what I’ve heard, brazil isn’t so welcoming to blacks as they’ll probably find out. And there is no religious crisis. Economic problems yes but no religious conflicts.

    • Dee

      July 11, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      I mean no religious problems in Ghana

    • Ndubuisi

      July 11, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      is not like Brazil don’t welcome blacks because over half of Brazil population is black. the problem is that Brazil economy growth and standard of living is not so different from that Ghana and the will find out ones the spend some few months there.

  3. Shafia

    July 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    But Bella Nailja!? your reporting is quite shoddy at times and seems that you report on hear say.

    Where do you get your journalists from, don’t they know how to investigate stories and finds facts before posting your stories and who is the editor that approves such?

    I am not residing in Ghana but I know that currently there is inter-religious conflicts there.
    Come On – start reporting responsibly

    • BellaNaija.com

      BellaNaija.com

      July 11, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Hi Shafia, this is the official statement from Deputy Minister of Information, Felix Kwakye Ofosu. As reported by multiple news sources including the BBC. Thanks

    • February93

      July 11, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      inter-religious conflicts where???in Ghana??pls STOP LYING !!refrain from making false statements!!!!!

    • maame yaa

      July 11, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      conflicts ?????for the where,GH???? you probabaly joking in your dreamS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thats a big fat lie !!!!!!….evil minded person!!!!!

  4. Nana Adwoa

    July 11, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I am a Ghanaian and proudly one too. Wen you come to Ghana Christians and Moslems live in harmony in the Zongo”s Currently there are no religious fights here never it will never happen because i know where im coming from.I have so many moslems frds that i am cool with and a lot of people can attest to that
    The problem we are having right now is economic problem .
    Those people there in Brazil are not patriotic people they only think about their stomach
    Brazillians are even suffering more than Ghana

    • Ndubuisi

      July 11, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      100% in support of your comment.

    • nene

      July 11, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      gbam

    • Iris

      July 12, 2014 at 1:51 am

      LOL but you guys need to disown these your people O. They didn’t try at all. They couldn’t even lie well. Religious conflict indeed LOL

  5. Nana Adwoa

    July 11, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    @Shafia Inter religious conflict for where
    u too go and gets your facts well..
    Its better u google it das the simple way to go about it

  6. Jojo

    July 11, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Brazil has a very depressed economy and a lot more poor people than Ghana can dream of.
    Why on earth will anybody want to emigrate or get asylum in Brazil.
    Anyway, the lesson’s will be natural. they will find out why most of Brazil has been rioting for decades

  7. baboushka

    July 12, 2014 at 2:04 am

    The BBC is not always a credible source of information especially on matters Africa I would rather quote Aljazeera on African matters. The Beeb still has a colonial mindset and is biased very much biased nothing good comes out of Africa according to them.

  8. 9jaman

    July 12, 2014 at 10:12 am

    thank God am Nigerian. disgraceful

  9. zolab

    July 17, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    BBC is not credible. Listen to Al Jazeera Africa. Do not trust anything that comes out of the west about Africa. Old and Bad habits never die. The west has been basking in the expense of Africa for for years. Thank you to China and the BRICS African is not rising. Too bad for the albinos.

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