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Video: Album Teaser from Blitz the Ambassador's New Album, Native Sun


Blitz the Ambassador's newest effort, Native Sun, a follow up to his critically acclaimed Stereotype, will be released on May 3. The video above is a clip of the short film Blitz taped when he went back to his homeland in Ghana. His album provides a vivid and realistic soundtrack to the story of a young boy's daunting pilgrimage from the countryside to the capital city of Accra to find his father, who he only knows from a photo given to him from his deceased mother.  For more from Blitz, sign up for this TRIP TO GHANA, featuring a performance by the man himself, in his home country.  I'ma start saving my pennies right now.

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Former Burkinabe President Charged with Thomas Sankara's Murder

Justice is on the horizon as Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, is indicted for the 1987 assassination of Thomas Sankara.

Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, has reportedly been indicted by a military court in the country's capital for the 1987 assassination of political revolutionary, Thomas Sankara. Hailed as a national hero, Sankara was assassinated alongside 12 other government officials in a coup led by Compaore before he ascended to power. In 2014, Compaore was forced to resign from his 27-year-long rule and seek exile in the Ivory Coast after continued mass demonstrations. Thirteen other political figures, including former General Gilbert Diendere, have also been indicted with charges including "assassination" and "concealment of corpses".

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