WASHINGTON, D.C. , UNITED STATES (FILE – JUNE 22, 2017) ( RESTRICTED POOL) – White House spokesman Sean Spicer ended a brief, turbulent tenure on Friday (July 21) by resigning, a White House official said. Continue reading
O.J. Simpson was granted parole from prison on Thursday after serving nine years for a botched armed robbery and will be released in October. Continue reading
R&B singer R. Kelly denies an article by BuzzFeed News that says he was keeping a household of young women in a cult. Grace Lee reports. Continue reading
The 13th Africa Movie Academy Awards popularly known as the AMAA Awards was held in Lagos on Saturday (July 15) to honour the best of the continent’s films. Continue reading
British and European Union envoys on Monday began a first round of negotiations on Britain’s divorce from the EU with both sides saying it was high time to tackle details, though feuding within the London cabinet over Brexit terms may trouble the process. Kate King reports. Continue reading
Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic in straight sets to clinch his record eighth Wimbledon title without dropping a single set in the tournament.
The lead role in British sci-fi television series “Doctor Who” will be played by a woman for the first time in its more than 50 years of history. Continue reading
Nineteen-year-old Ghanaian student, Gabriel Opare has built an online video search engine known as Mudclo, which has caught the attention of some of the industry’s big tech companies, with some dubbing it the ‘African YouTube’.
ANKARA, TURKEY (JULY 15, 2017) (PRESIDENTIAL POOL) – Thousands of Turks gathered in front of the Turkish parliament in the capital Ankara at the anniversary of last year’s failed coup in the early hours of Sunday (July 16). Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addressed to the thousands gathered in front of the parliament.
A sea of rapturous, flag-waving crowds spilled across the streets of Istanbul, where last year unarmed civilians stood up to rogue soldiers who commandeered tanks, warplanes and helicopters in a bid to topple Erdogan.
Some 250 people were killed and parliament bombed before the coup was put down. The show of popular defiance has likely ended decades of military interference in Turkish politics.
But along with a groundswell of nationalism, the coup’s greatest legacy has been a far-reaching crackdown that has deepened the divide between Western-facing, secular Turks and the pious millions who back Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted politics.
Like many young Gambians in search of a better future, 25-year old Mustapha set off on the perilous journey from Africa to Europe. He now shares his harrowing experience with other young people to deter them from following in his footsteps.