Egyptians and the wider Muslim and Arab world have been shocked by the death of Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, who collapsed in court after years in solitary confinement. Alaa Abdellal, an Egyptian resident in Sheffield, spoke to Sheffield Live! of his sorrow at the death of the man who came to power in 2012 after the Arab Spring but was ousted a year later in a military coup, led by General Abdel Fath el Sisi, the current president. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Liberian residents in Sheffield say they hope new president elect George Weah will unify the West African country and work with all political parties to end poverty and corruption following recent elections. The former football legend was elected in a presidential run-off on Tuesday, 26 December. Mr Weah defeated his opponent, the incumbent vice president, Joseph Boakai with more than 60 per cent of the vote. Weah will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president, in the country’s first democratic transition of power for more than half a century. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Luke Renwick will be the new Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union President after winning the largest share of votes in elections this week. Alongside the election for president, candidates have been canvassing for votes to represent fellow students in a variety of officer roles including sports, welfare and education officer. Renwick, who previously served as education officer, will take up the presidency in June. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
In this special edition of Talking Sheffield, Simon Thake analyzes what a Trump presidency will mean for the US, the UK and the world.
After the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the USA, we spoke to Dr Joshua Forstenzer, an American national and Honorary Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Protesters built a cardboard wall in Sheffield city centre as part of a demonstration against the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Boxes were lined up in front of speakers outside Sheffield Town Hall to symbolise Trump’s plan for a border wall with Mexico. The gathering, organised by people and groups including Sheffield Stop the War Coalition, Stand Up To Racism and Black Lives Matter, was one of many similar protests across the world as the presidential inauguration got underway. Sham Powell reports for Sheffield Live!