Nigeria's former vice president, veteran politician Atiku Abubakar, will run for president again next year after the main opposition party picked him as its candidate to stand in elections to succeed incumbent Muhammadu Buhari.
In this edition of Encore!, we report on legendary US actor Bruce Willis's retirement because of his aphasia, a language disorder that robs people of their ability to communicate. The 67-year-old is perhaps best known for his role as New York cop John McClane in the "Die Hard" movies. We also take a trip to the 1920s to discover a new exhibition exploring an extraordinary generation of female artists. Plus, we bring you a report about women on the French rap scene.
18 Jul 2021
She was discovered playing a Shakespearean Cleopatra and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of the current British monarch. But Helen Mirren's range extends far beyond regal roles: as the breakout star of Northern Ireland drama "Cal" and the spellbinding heroine of "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover".
7 Jun 2021
As he scales the wall with ease, nothing gives away the fact that Marcel Remy is a remarkable 98 years old. Despite his age, the Swiss climber still makes it to the climbing centre every week. "I really enjoy it, because you have to work, you have to think, you have to push yourself," he tells AFP.
1 May 2021
Veteran sound recordist, Pius Fatoke breaks down recording sound for films on The Process this week. Pius Fatoke is one of the best hands in the Nigerian TV and film industry, having worked locally and internationally providing service for organizations like; MNET, MTV Base, Channel O, Rapid Blue Format, Ebonylife TV.
7 Jan 2021
Veteran rapper and record producer Dr. Dre said on Tuesday he was admitted to the hospital and was getting care from his medical team after media reports claimed that he suffered a brain aneurysm and was in intensive care.
Sowore, four others arraigned over New Year's eve protest, Broadcaster Larry King out of ICU and more
4 Jan 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday.
17 Oct 2020
Nigeria, Africa's most populous country and its leading economic powerhouse, is celebrating 60 years of independence from British colonial rule on October 1. Tanko Yakasi is one of few surviving Nigerian First Republic politicians to have been involved in the independence process. The 95-year old veteran politician speaks on Nigeria's 60-year journey as an independent state.
15 Feb 2020
Here are a few things to know about the late Nigerian Highlife veteran and trumpeter Victor Abimbola Olaiya who died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital at the age of 89.
28 Jul 2019
Maritime security firms are increasingly turning to India and other Asian countries to hire lower-paid security guards. For some armed forces veterans, it's a lucrative way to return to civilian life.
8 Jun 2019
In Angola, veterans of the country's 27-year long civil war - many of them disabled and homeless - feel let down by the very government they risked their lives to defend. Some of these veterans still live in the dilapidated buildings of the central Angolan town of Kuito, the site of some of the fiercest fighting.