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22 years after, Police still probing legend Tupac Shakur’s murder

Police in Las Vegas have denied reports that they are about to make an arrest for the 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur after a man claimed to know the gunman who pulled the trigger and killed rapper

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Police in Las Vegas have denied reports that they are about to make an arrest for the 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur after a man claimed to know the gunman who pulled the trigger and killed rapper.

The American rap legend was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996.

Local police have confirmed they are still treating Tupac’s death as an open homicide case, days after a fomer gang member Duane ‘Keefe D’ Keith came forward with new information about the incident.

During an interview for BET’s ‘Death Row Chronicles’, Keefe D – who claims to have been in the car from where the deadly gunshots were fired – said; “I was a Compton kingpin, drug dealer, I’m the only one alive who can really tell you story about the Tupac killing. People have been pursuing me for 20 years, I’m coming out now because I have cancer. And I have nothing else to lose. All I care about now is the truth.”

After the show aired, the Las Vegas Police department said they approached the former gang member to get facts straight and this week they issued a statement.

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“We are aware of the statements made in a BET interview regarding the Tupac case,” the statement read.

“As a result of those statements, we have spent the last several months reviewing the case in its entirety. Various reports that an arrest warrant is about to be submitted are inaccurate. This case still remains an open homicide case.”

The “Death Row Chronicles” episode marked the second time that Keffe D told that story, and he’s repeating it because of a cancer diagnosis and having “nothing to lose.”

In addition, since that episode aired, the LVMPD said they’ve been looking at the case from new angles but despite reports, have not made an arrest warrant.

Tupac – whose murder has been the source of significant speculation over the years – died in hospital six days after he was shot four times, in the chest, arm, and thigh.

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Mali’s ‘King of Kora’ Diabate passes on at 58

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Mali’s most celebrated artiste, Toumani Diabate, popularly known as “King of Kora,” has passed away at the age of 58 following a brief illness.

According to an announcement from his family on social media, Diabate, a renowned master of the Kora which is a traditional West African stringed instrument, died on Friday at a private clinic in Bamako, the capital of Mali.

His son, Sidiki Diabate, who is also a musician, made the announcement on his Facebook page with the words:
“My dear dad is gone forever.”

Diabate was an accomplished musician whose contributions were recognized for bridging the gap between ancestral traditions and modern music, making a lasting imprint on Mali’s cultural landscape.

Local media said Diabate who was born in 1965 into a family of griots, was deeply rooted in Mali’s rich cultural heritage, serving as a guardian of the nation’s oral histories and traditions.

“Throughout his career, Diabate was celebrated for his extraordinary skill and innovative approach to the Kora,” a Malian tabloid wrote in a tribute.

“His ability to seamlessly blend traditional Malian music with contemporary influences earned him acclaim both in Africa and internationally.

“His contributions were recognized for bridging the gap between ancestral traditions and modern music, making a lasting imprint on Mali’s cultural landscape.”
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Jesus never raised the dead nor healed the sick, Ghanaian actor Majid says

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Jesus never raised the dead nor healed the sick, Ghanaian actor Majid say

Veteran Ghanaian actor, Majid Michel, has raised a storm after stating that Jesus Christ did not raise the dead or healed the sick during his earthly ministry.

The thespian-turned-pastor, who made the assertion in a thought-provoking sermon about Christianity, said contrary to widely held beliefs, Jesus Christ neither personally healed any sick person nor raised the dead, despite these acts being credited to him in biblical teachings.

Michel, who cited some of the known miracles attributed to Jesus Christ, said:

“Do you know Jesus never healed the sick nor raised the dead? Jesus never let the blind see.

“Do you know what Jesus said? ‘I do nothing by myself. As I see the Father do, I do.’ In other words, I am Jesus, I have a will, but I will not use my will; only the will of my Father I came to do,” he said.

Going further to buttress his points, the multiple award winning actor said:

“If the devil had gotten Jesus to turn that stone to bread without asking his Father’s permission, he had gotten him to sin and that is what you call sin—separation from God, independence from God.

“When you throw your own plans and make your own decisions without consulting the Father, you have sinned.”

The “Crime To Christ” actor also emphasized that the Christian religion, Islamic religion, and other religions are actually some of the world’s biggest problems, noting that all religions have a history of perpetrating violence and some inhumane acts, and suggested that people should distance themselves from being religious.

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