Category Africa

The real life “Dora Milaje”

Moviegoers are breathless with anticipation as the awaiting the opening of the Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther,” arriving at theaters this weekend. While much of the fanfare is naturally focused on the title character, “T’Challa,” and his fictional African homeland of Wakanda, there’s also significant excitement about the roles portrayed by Kenya’s Lupita Nyong’o as “Nakia […]

Muhammad Ali vs. Sunni Khalid, February 11, 1980…

My younger brother, Paul Lee, managed to unearth some of 37-year old CBS video of the White House press conference where I confronted former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. Close by Ali was Jeremiah Shabazz, a longtime “handler” from the infamous Nation of Islam (NOI) Mosque No. 12 in Philadelphia, as well as a member of […]

Ambassador Gayletha B. Brown (1947-2013) Ambassador Gayleatha B. Brown Passed Friday at the JFK Medical Center in Edison NJ. Born in Matwon, West Virginia, she had been a resident of Metuchen for 37 yrs. formerly of Edison. Ms. Brown was a United States foreign service officer and ambassador for over 30 yrs. She attained her BA and Ma honor […]

January 26, 2014 — A New Player Emerging In Egypt’s Political Turmoil?

Last weekend, large crowds once again filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Saturday to mark the third anniversary of the protests that toppled longtime dictator President Hosni Mubarak. Just three short years ago, most of Egypt’s long-suffering people mobilized in open revolt against a corrupt, ineffective and often brutal regime. Then, the eyes of the world […]

October 2002 – Africa’s Troubled Relationship With The Arab World

African-Arab Divide An October 2002 report by Africa Journal’s Sunni Khalid on Africa’s troubled ties with the Arab World.

June 2002 – Angola’s Long Civil War Ends

Angola’s long civil war ends A report by Africa Journal’s Sunni Khalid on the death of rebel leader Jonas Savimbi and the immediate aftermath of the end of Angola’s long civil war in June 2002.

“The Listening Post,” Al-Jazeera English, April 9, 2011

What Libya and Cote d’Ivoire Have in Common, March 2011 (

Published on The Root ( Home > What Libya and Côte d’Ivoire Have in Common What Libya and Côte d’Ivoire Have in Common By: Sunni M. Khalid Posted: March 12, 2011 at 12:55 AM Both countries are on the brink of civil war and held hostage by ruthless rulers who refuse to step down. Both […]

Lens on Liberia Panel discussion on International Reporting Project Gatekeepers trip to Liberia in November 2010.

Baltimore, April 2006 – “Houleye’s Story” A young immigrant from Mauritania and her family struggle to adapt to a new city and a new country after living several years in exile in a refugee camp. Sunni Khalid reports. A recent photo of Houleye — all grown up. Houleye, in the middle, with her little sister, Hawa, on the right, at […]