McGuinness death ‘huge loss to Northern Ireland peace process’

McGuinness death ‘huge loss to Northern Ireland peace process’ Martin McGuinness, former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland and IRA commander, has died at the age of 66. Speaking to Al Jazeera from Derry, Patricia MacBride – a political analyst and former victims’ commissioner – said McGuinness’s death is a huge loss for Northern Ireland’s … Read more McGuinness death ‘huge loss to Northern Ireland peace process’

Last man on moon Gene Cernan dies at 82

The last man to walk on the moon, Gene Cernan, has died at the age of 82. The American astronaut was one of only 12 people to set foot on the lunar surface. Al Jazeera’s Jesse Mesner-Hage reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: … Read more Last man on moon Gene Cernan dies at 82

Norweigan Comedian, Rolv Wesenlund, Dies Aged 76

Rolv Wesenlund, the popular Norweigan comedian, has died aged 76. The famed jazz musician and comedic actor passed away in Oslo on 18th August 2013. Wesenlund was a pioneer of television humour in the 1960’s. He played the protagonist in Bør Børson, Bør Børson II, and appeared as Marve Fleksnes in the TV series Fleksnes … Read more Norweigan Comedian, Rolv Wesenlund, Dies Aged 76

Obituary: Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston passed away on 11th February 2012 at the age of 48. The singer had been staying at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, prior to the Grammy Awards. The star reached global acclaim in 1992 with her performance in The Bodyguard alongside Kevin Costner. The accompanying soundtrack fetched her three Grammys, … Read more Obituary: Whitney Houston

Obituary: Kiro Gligorov – President Who Guided Macedonia to Independence

Kiro Gligorov passed away on 1st January 2012. The 94-year-old former President was at the helm of the Macedonian nation from 1991 until 1999 and oversaw the transition to independence from Yugoslav rule. The first democratically elected leader of Macedonia, Gligorov served for two terms and even survived a 1995 assassination attempt which killed his … Read more Obituary: Kiro Gligorov – President Who Guided Macedonia to Independence

Obituary: Professor Maathai – First African Woman to Win a Nobel Prize

Professor Wangari Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011): Kenyan environmental scientist and activist. In trying to sum the life and times of the late Prof Wangari Maathai, Mr Achim Seiner, the executive director of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) called her “a force of nature” likening her to a desert growing acacia … Read more Obituary: Professor Maathai – First African Woman to Win a Nobel Prize

Former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, Dies at 56

The former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, has died at 56 following a battle with ill health. The news comes just six weeks after the technology guru announced his retirement. The illegitimate son of two academics, Jobs was adopted by an Armenian family and went on co-found Apple and NeXT (which was later acquired by … Read more Former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, Dies at 56

Obituary: Betty Ford

Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford: 8th April 1918 – 8th July 2011. Betty Ford was the wife of the former President of the United States, Gerald Ford, and served as the First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977. Famous for her candid opinions and limitless energy, the former First Lady was best … Read more Obituary: Betty Ford

Obituary: Loleatta Holloway

Loleatta Holloway, the famed disco and soul singer from Chicago, has passed away age 64. Best known for the dancefloor fillers “Hit and Run”, “Love Sensation” and the vocals for “Relight My Fire”, the former Gospel singer started out with the Holloway Community Singers. Epitomising the sound of the seventies, Holloway had chart topping hits with a … Read more Obituary: Loleatta Holloway

Obituary: Major General Francis Nyangweso

Major General Francis Nyangweso (1939 – 2011), has died on 16th February 2011 at the age of 72. Born in Busia, near the eastern territorial boundary of Uganda with Kenya, his career included banking, military leadership and posts with the Ugandan Ministry of Culture, Community Development, Youth and Sports, the Foreign Office and the National … Read more Obituary: Major General Francis Nyangweso