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Shoot corrupt African leaders, Ghanaian Hip-Life star Reggie Rockstone says

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Ghanaian Hip-Life star, Reggie Rockstone, has recommended the capital punishment for African leaders who loot their country’s treasury and destroy their economy.

The music icon, who made the recommendation in an interview with a local radio station in Accra on Tuesday, said only such a radical approach could tackle the current economic challenges facing Ghana and Africa as a whole.

In Rockstone’s reckoning, the African continent is “grappling with severe neocolonialism and imperialism which has exacerbated the economic plight of many African nations.”

Rockstone then went ahead to recommend that such economic looters need to be shot or locked up for life over the state of the economy in their countries.

Speaking about possible solutions to the malaise that has bedevilled the African continent, Rockstone suggested a more drastic course of action, advocating the “imprisonment and execution of individuals responsible for the economic crisis, particularly those maintaining extravagant lifestyles at the expense of the populace.”

“Africa is at a standstill, and Ghana is struggling. I don’t want to hear about political parties; we need a complete overhaul. Some individuals need to be held accountable. That’s the only way forward for us, as black people,” the music star said.

“We need to set an example. Some people need to face consequences, even if it means imprisonment or worse.”

Rockstone lamented the fact that the dire situation and severity of the leadership calamity that has dogged the continent have had devastating impacts on the lives of the people and hence, drastic measures must be taken to arrest the ugly trend.

He also stressed that while music and entertainment serve as distractions, they also divert attention away from critical issues affecting the populace.

“In spite of how serious things are right now, music and entertainment distract the masses who are also easily swayed by sensational issues instead of paying attention to issues that matter,” he noted.

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UK returns Ghana’s royal artefacts looted 150 years ago in ‘loan deal’

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The United Kingdom has returned 32 royal artefacts looted from Ghana’s Asante Kingdom in the 19th Century in a “loan deal” agreed on by the two governments last year.

The artefacts which are mainly golden royal regalia, were looted over 150 years ago from the Asante Palace in Kumasi during the Anglo-Asante Wars, including the infamous Sargrenti War of 1874.

The revered items which were returned to the West African country by the British Museum (BM) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), will however, will be on loan for an initial three years and renewable for another three years.

A statement by the the Asante Palace on Thursday stated that the loan deal is not with the Ghanaian government but with the current traditional ruler of the Ashanti people, Otumfo Osei Tutu II.

The idea behind the loan deal, according to local media, is based on the premise of legal restrictions in the UK which have made it impossible to return the artefacts permanently.

The return of the artefacts also coincides with the silver jubilee anniversary of Asantehene Osei Tutu II, who first started the negotiations in May last year.

“Gold and silver regalia, associated with the Asante royal court, will be displayed at the Palace Museum as part of a long-term loan commitment by the Victoria & Albert and the British Museum,” the Asantehene’s Palace said.

It added that Tutu will receive the gold artefacts which are the symbol of the Asante traditional authority. in specially designed Belgian cases in Kumasi, after which the Manhyia Palace Museum will be closed for three weeks for installation works and encasing.

Many of the items which will be seen in Ghana for the first time in 150 years, include 15 pieces from the British Museum and 17 from the Victoria & Albert Museum and will be on display and open to the public in May.

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American rap icon Ja Rule lands in Ghana for a charity project

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American rap icon, Jeffrey Bruce Atkins Sr., popularly known as Ja Rule, has landed in Ghana for a charity project that will oversee the construction of a classroom block at the Nuaso Anglican Primary School.

Ja Rule who announced his trip to the West African country via a social media post, said he will touch down in Accra on Wednesday, April 10th, for groundbreaking event “to make an impact on lives in the West African nation.”

The “Mesmerize” rapper explained that the project which is m an initiative of an international NGO, “Pencils of Promise”, is seeking to “bring quality education to kids around the world.”

“Groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a classroom block at Nuaso Anglican Primary School, Ghana,” Ja Rule said, while confirming his trip to Ghana.

On a flyer promoting the trip on his X handle, the American star wrote on Tuesday:

“Building towards the future… Ghana see you tomorrow.”

The post which generated a lot of excitement among fans of the rapper and other social media users in Ghana, saw many welcoming the visit and the initiative.

Joy FM top presenter, Lexis Bill, took to the social media to write:

“Awesome!!!! Ghana loves you 🇬🇭. Ghana is grateful,” while popular TV Presenter, Blaqueboy, also chipped in with: “Love from the motherland, welcome back to this side.”

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