Ghanaians explode with anger as photo of Ashanti king Prempeh I in exile emerges online

Ghanaians explode with anger as photo of Ashanti king Prempeh I in exile emerges online

- A photo of a former Ashanti king, Prempeh I in exile has surfaced online and attracted reactions from social media users

- The king was reportedly transferred from Sierra Leone to Seychelles

- His transfer to Seychelles took place at a time when foreign powers were reportedly scrambling for African colonies

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YEN.com.gh has a photo that shows a former king of the Ashantis, Prempeh I, in exile at Seychelles, an archipelago country in the Indian Ocean.

Information available shows that he began his exile in the country after he arrived from the West African country of Sierra Leone.

He was exiled in the year 1896 and per reports available, he ended up in such a situation as the foreign powers acquired territories in Africa.

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Per a report by Ghana the Black Star of Africa, this was to be later known as the Scramble for Africa.

Social media users were not delighted with the news and reacted to it:

Livingstone revealed that other African kings were sent to exile.

Araali also named two other kings who were sent into exile just around the same time.

To Simpson, a movie could be made out of this.

To Sarpong, Prempeh I's name would forever be remembered.

Amponsah argued that Seychelles was not a good place for kings.

In other news, some pregnant women in Ghana endure ordeals before they can access healthcare.

The residents of Pigbengben in Wa West District of the Upper West Region reportedly face challenges when trying to get women in labour as well as children to healthcare facilities.

This is because there are no treatment centres present and as such, it becomes necessary to travel over 7 kilometers on a bumpy road to get to adjoining communities.

The situation is worsened, according to reports, during the rainy season when the roads become muddy and slippery.

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