Sumayya Ismail

Sumayya Ismail

Sumayya Ismail is a features and longreads editor at Al Jazeera English. She is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.


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South African pho­to­jour­nal­ist Louise Gubb shares the sto­ry of the Man­dela she knew – from be­hind and be­yond the lens.

Published On 10 Feb 2014

In ar­eas of Jo­han­nes­burg where Man­dela forged his po­lit­i­cal ca­reer, his pres­ence was strong but not al­ways enough.

Published On 5 Dec 2013

The gath­er­ing, held this year in South Africa, aims at con­nect­ing and in­spir­ing young lead­ers around the world.

Published On 7 Oct 2013

World’s press corps ar­rived in force, but with few de­tails to re­port, the sto­ry has slipped down the lo­cal news cy­cle.

Published On 30 Mar 2013