Monthly Archives: January 2011

January 31, 2011 – Why Are They Protesting in Egypt? (The Root.com)

Published on The Root (http://www.theroot.com) Home > Why Are They Protesting in Egypt? Why Are They Protesting in Egypt? By: Sunni M. Khalid Posted: January 31, 2011 at 5:45 PM For 30 years, President Hosni Mubarak has ruled the country in a perpetual “state of emergency.” Now Egyptians are taking to the streets, demanding his […]

Samuel F. Yette (1930-2011)

A great photo of one of my late mentors, Samuel F. Yette. He broke me down and built me up with a firm but fair hand. I stood on the shoulders of many giants. Prof. Yette is one of those giants. We are all better for having known him and the world is a better […]

“Starting From Less Than Zero: Liberia Rebuilds,” Part 5 (Land Disputes)

http://“Starting From Less Than Zero: Liberia Rebuilds,” Part 5 In a country as poor as Liberia, land is perhaps the most valuable commodity. Yet the ownership and distribution of land may be the country’s most contentious issue, as thousands displaced by two civil wars inside the Liberia, as well as those returning from neighboring countries, […]

“Starting From Less Than Zero: Liberia Rebuilds,” Part 4 (Child Soldiers)

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Lens on Liberia

http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/lens-liberia-experiences-irp-gatekeepers Panel discussion on International Reporting Project Gatekeepers trip to Liberia in November 2010.

“Starting From Less Than Zero: Liberia Rebuilds,” Part 3 (Sexual Violence)

http://“Starting From Less Than Zero: Liberia Rebuilds,” Part 3 Third installment of the series looks at the epidemic of sexual violence gripping post-war Liberia.

Washington, D.C., January 13, 2011 — International Reporting Project: Dateline Liberia

Since 1998, the International Reporting Project has become a pioneer in the “non-profit journalism” movement that seeks to fill the gap left by much of the mainstream media’s reduction of international news. The IRP has provided opportunities to more than 300 U.S. journalists to travel to more than 85 countries to produce award winning reports. […]

“Starting From Less Than Zero: Liberia Rebuilds,” Part 2

Liberia 2 Liberia, Part 2 The second installment of the five-part series, “Starting From Less Than Zero: Liberia Rebuilds.” Liberia should be one of West Africa’s success stories, rich in agricultural and mineral wealth, like diamonds and iron ore. But decades of misrule by a small elite and two civil wars virtually destroyed the country’s […]

“Starting From Less Than Zero: Liberia Rebuilds,” Part 1 (Politics)

Liberia, Part 1Starting From Less Than Zero, Part 1 The first installment of a five-part series, “Starting From Less Than Zero: Liberia Rebuilds.” Thirty years ago, a military coup in the West African nation Liberia began more than 20 years of political instability, civil war, wide-scale dislocation and economic destruction. The war formally ended eight […]

The African-American Divide Over The Sudan (The Root.com)

Published on The Root (http://www.theroot.com) Home > The African-American Divide Over Sudan The African-American Divide Over Sudan By: Sunni M. Khalid Posted: January 7, 2011 at 6:35 PM The upcoming referendum on Southern independence from Sudan has divided black Americans interested in affairs on the African continent, pitting African-American Muslims against black Christians. Call it […]