Tag Archives: Independence

Referendum favours independence for Iraqi Kurdistan

Community leader, Ali Wartty, told Sheffield Live! that many in the Kurdish community support the vote for independence of Iraqi Kurdistan but there remain questions over the referendum’s timing. The controversial ballot resulted in an overwhelming vote of 92 per cent in favour of secession on a 73 per cent turnout from the 3.3m population, according to the electoral commission overseeing the vote. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Guineans in Sheffield to celebrate country’s independence

Hundreds of Guineans across Britain including the country’s ambassador to the UK were in Sheffield to celebrate the 58th year of Guinea’s independence. Events included a football tournament in which Nigerians, Liberians and Eritreans took part at St Aidans pitch and a party at Vestry hall on Cemetery road. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!