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The Pan-African Journal is an audio news magazine that is broadcasted from our studios in Detroit and through remote locations around the United States and the world.

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    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2023 194:00


    Listen to the Sun. Feb. 5, 2023 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This episode features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the response of the People's Republic of China to the downing of a weather balloon which flew off course in the United States; the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has held a meeting to facilitate the further implementation of the Pretoria Peace Deal; soldiers serving in the Somalian peacekeeping forces have not been paid from funds allocated by the European Union (EU); and there has been a meeting of the East Africa Community on the current security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the second and third hours we continue our commemoration of African American History Month. We listen to an interview with scholar Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) on the origins of Pan-Africanism. We then review an interview with Dr. Herbert Aptheker, the literary executor of Dr. DuBois. Finally, we listen to a rare archival lecture by Shirley Graham Du Bois delivered at UCLA in 1970.

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2023 194:00


    Listen to the Sat. Feb. 4, 2023 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This episode features our PANW report with dispatches on the Federal Aviation Administration downing of a Chinese weather balloon which flew off course into the United States; Pope Francis in a visit to the Republic of South Sudan proclaimed that the future of the world's most recent state lies with the role of women; regional governments in East and Central Africa want an immediate ceasefire in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); and several Kenyan police officers have been found guilty in the assassination of a human rights lawyer. In the second hour we begin our monthlong commemoration of African American History Month. We reexamine the intellectual contributions of Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop on the African Origins of World Civilizations. Later we review the seminal work of Dr. Chancellor Williams on his study of the Destruction of Black Civilization. Finally, we listen to a rare archived interview with African American resistance historian Dr. Herbert Aptheker.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 194:00


    Listen to the Sun. Jan. 29, 2023 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the developing situation in Memphis where five police officers have been charged in the murder of an African American motorists; Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has told the Sudanese military leadership that the country should resolve its internal problems independent of western influence; Freetown, Sierra Leone Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyeer has faced obstacles in reform efforts related to assistance to the impoverished while improving the environment; and there have been clashes reported in the eastern DR Congo despite a recent peace agreement involving regional states. In the second hour we listen to a recently-held joint media briefing between South African Foreign Minister Dr. Naledi Pandor and her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the current domestic and international situation involving the special military operation in Ukraine, the global food crisis and the joint naval exercises between the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Africa, among other issues. Later we listen to a briefing from the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the public health status of various states.

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 136:00


    Listen to the Sat. Jan. 28, 2023 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the disbanding of a special police unit in Memphis after five former officers were indicted on murder charges; the military government in the West African state of Burkina Faso has ordered the withdrawal of all French military forces from the country; Mali has explained why it is moving closer to the Russian Federation in relations to security matters; and the North African state of Tunisia is preparing for another elections amid concerns about voter turnout. In the second hour we listen to the press conference in Memphis where charges were announced against five former police officers in the killing of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols. We then examine the recent developments in Burkina Faso where anti-French sentiments have reached unprecedented levels. 

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 193:00


    Listen to the Sun. Jan. 22, 2023 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the reaction of the French President Emmanuel Macron on the order by the Burkina Faso government that the envoy and military personnel from Paris leave the West African state immediately; the government of Malawi has announced that it has no more cholera vaccines amid an outbreak in the Southern African state; the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is visiting Cape Verde to discuss issues involving the impact of climate change; and protests by environmentalists has taken place at the World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland. In the second hour we listen to the closing address by African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Provincial Elective Conference held this weekend in the Free State. Finally, we pay tribute to the life, times and contributions of Amilcar Cabral on the 50th anniversary of his assassination in 1973.

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 193:00


    Listen to the Sat. Jan. 21, 2023 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the renewed anti-French demonstrations in the West African state of Burkina Faso demanding the envoy from Paris leave the country; United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has spoken on the rising international debt crisis during a visit to Senegal; the Sierre Leone President Julius M. Bio has signed a bill into law providing equal rights for women; and the Zimbabwe state media has discussed the potential impact of re-dollarization in the Southern African state. In the second hour we review an address delivered by African National Congress Chairman Gwede Mantashe at the Free State Provincial Elective Conference for the ruling party of South Africa being held this weekend. Later we examine the recent visit of the Chinese foreign minister to several African states. Finally, we hear a briefing from the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 191:00


    Listen to the Sun. Jan. 15, 2023 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This episode is in tribute to the life, times and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ((1929-1968) whose 94th birthday is being commemorated this weekend. We will feature our regular PANW report with dispatches on the bomb attack in central Somalia amid a renewed effort to defeat the rebel insurgency; there has been another attack as well in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) while one major rebel groupings says it is demobilizing its forces; the State of Mississippi has rejected the complaint filed by the NAACP in regard to the water crisis in the capital city of Jackson; and events commemorating MLK Day are being held across the United States. In the second hour we look back on the 1965 voting rights campaign in Selma, Alabama through a rare archival audio file which documented events as they unfolded during March of that faithful year. Finally, we hear the first comprehensive address by Dr. King representing his evolving position against the war in Vietnam and U.S. militarism delivered in California during February 1967.

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 194:00


    Listen to the Sat. Jan. 14, 2023 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The episode features our PANW report with dispatches on the tributes from the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa upon the death of former parliamentary speaker Dr. Frene Ginwala; a government minister has been arrested in Brazil in connection with the attempted coup one week ago; the opposition forces in the West African state of Benin have questioned the varacity of the recently held parliamentary elections; and the Somalian government is calling for an intensified effort to defeat the rebel group Al-Shabaab. In the second hour we look in detail at the life, times and contributions of ANC stalwart Dr. Frene Ginwala. The 94th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is being commemorated this weekend in the United States. We listen to his historic address in Detroit on June 23, 1963 where an earlier iteration of the "I Have a Dream" speech was delivered. In addition, we review the efforts of Dr. King in Chicago during 1966 among other contributions.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 194:00


    Listen to the Sun. Jan. 8, 2023 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the African National Congress (ANC) 111th anniversary commemorations in the Republic of South Africa; Zimbabwe has emerged as the agricultural powerhouse of the continent setting records for grain production inside the country; Egypt's Coptic Church has celebrated the Orthodox Christmas in the North African state; and the government of Ivory Coast welcomed the release 49 soldiers previously held in neighboring Mali. There has been an attempted coup in the South American state of Brazil aimed at removing the recently inaugurated President Lula da Silva. In the second hour we look back on the 60th anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement during 1963 and its impact on the mass character of the African American struggle. Finally, we listen to the speech of Republic of South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa at the 111th ANC anniversary rally.

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 194:00


    Listen to the Sat. Jan. 7, 2023 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This episode features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the announcement by the government of Chad that it has recently thwarted an attempted military coup; Ugandan military forces have captured the leader of the rebel ADF grouping; the Southern African state of Mozambique has taken a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council; and 49 Ivory Coast soldiers arrested in neighboring Mali have been pardoned by the military regime. In the second hour we look at the events leading up to the commemoration of the 111th anniversary of the African National Congress (ANC) in the Republic of South Africa. The ANC Youth League has been addressed by the recently-elected Secretary General Fikili Mbalula while President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the keynote at the gala dinner. Finally, we look back on the 60th anniversary of the mass Civil Rights Movement of 1963 where demonstrations and rebellions erupted in both southern and northern cities.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 194:00


    Listen to the Sun. Jan. 1, 2023 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the inauguration of the Brazilian President Lula da Silva amid plans for the funeral of soccer legend Pele; Togolese traders are welcoming the reopening of the People's Republic of China; the Ivory Coast government pledges to return soldiers recently convicted in neighboring Mali;  and nine people were killed in a stampede in the East African state of Uganda during a New Year's celebration. In the second hour we continue our review of the 55th anniversary of the Massey Lectures delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. over the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in late 1967. Today represents the 160th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 during the Civil War. We hear a lecture on the significance of the act by then President Abraham Lincoln to the outcome of the war. Finally, we look back on the 64th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution on Jan. 1, 1959.  

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Sat. Dec. 31, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the international mourning of Brazilian soccer legend Pele who passed away a few days ago; the government of Tanzania says the East African state is undergoing economic difficulties in light of a global crisis; South Sudan is deploying 750 troops to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of a regional peacekeeping force; and opposition groups have held a demonstration in Senegal over allegations of mismanaged pandemic relief funds. In the second hour we continue our retrospective on the 55th anniversary of the Massey Lectures delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. over the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in late 1967. Finally, we review some of the major issues impacting Africa during 2022. 

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 193:00


    Listen to the Sun. Dec. 25, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This episode features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the announcement that the Federal Republic of Nigeria is being forced to re-schedule its national debt based upon the global economic downturn; the United Nations has criticized the expulsion of its diplomat from the West African state of Burkina Faso; there are ongoing problems with the water system in the majority African American municipality of Jackson, Mississippi amid winter storm emergencies across the United States; and the thousands of migrants crossing the Southern border in Texas are coping with freezing temperatures. In the second hour we look back on the 55th anniversary of the historic Massey Lectures by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered in late 1967 over the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Finally, we reexamine the life, legacy and contributions of African American feminist intellectual and organizer Eliza Mary Church Terrell who lived during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 193:00


    Listen to the Sat. Dec. 24, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This episode features our PANW report with dispatches on the continuing demand for a permanent seat for Africa on the United Nations Security Council; Kenya has announced that the country will ship food assistance to nearby Republic of South Sudan; South Africa is celebrating the festive season amid ongoing problems with energy supply; and in the aftermath of the U.S.-Africa Summit an editorial in the Zimbabwe state media raises serious questions about the approach of Washington to the continent's leaders. In the second hour we look back on the 55th anniversary of the historic Massey Lectures delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. over the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in late 1967. We also listen to the acceptance speech by the re-elected African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa at the conclusion of the 55th National Elective Conference in South Africa. Finally, we hear the year-end briefing from the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the status of public health in the African Union (AU) member-states.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Sun. Dec. 18, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the announcement by the South African government that it will deploy the military to guard the troubled Eskom state energy agency; tensions are escalating between the West African states of Burkina Faso and neighboring Ghana; the debate is continuing in the Republic of Sudan over the character of the political dispensation which could emerge from the latest framework agreement; and Tunisia has completed a national election to form a new parliament. In the second hour we listen to a media briefing by the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa on the National Elective Conference taking place at NASREC. Finally, we cover the opening press conference of the Second Public Health in Africa Conference which was convened in Kigali, Rwanda.

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Sat. Dec. 17, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the ongoing African National Congress National Elective Conference taking place in South Africa where the ruling party leadership for the next five years will be selected; the World Cup has prompted a rise in sports gambling on the African continent; the North African state of Tunisia is holding elections for the formation of a new parliament; and the continent has undergone tumultous events during the course of 2022. In the second hour we look in detail at the White House-Africa Summit held this past week in Washington, D.C. Finally, we examine the 55th ANC National Elective Conference at Nasrec.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 31:00


    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 193:00


    Listen to the Sun. Dec. 11, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the emergence of further details surrounding the passing of Congolese musician and political figure Tshala Muana in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); a Libyan man was arrested and transported to the United States in connection with a bombing which occurred in the United Kingdom decades ago; the South African Constitutional Court has dismissed a motion for reconsideration filed by the family of Chris Hani and the Communist Party (SACP) on the parole of Hani's assassin; and the Zambian youth killed in Ukraine fighting alongside the Russian military has been returned to the Southern African state. In the second and third hours we commemorate the 163rd anniversary of the state execution of anti-slavery fighter John Brown in Dec. 1859. We look back on the historical events leading up to the raid on Harper's Ferry such as the Fugitive Slave Act, Missouri Compromise, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Dred Scott Decision, etc. and the role of these developments in contemporary society. 

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 193:00


    Listen to the Sat. Dec. 10, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The episode features our PANW report with dispatches on the emergence of the Kingdom of Morocco as a contender in the World Cup semi-final games in Doha, Qatar; legendary Congolese and Pan-African artist Elizabeth Muidikay, popularly known as Tshala Muana, has joined the ancestors; Ethiopia is reporting that power has been restored in the Tigray province after two years of conflict; and South Africa experienced flash flooding in the Guateng province earlier today. In the second hour we listen to a briefing from the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the status of public health on the continent. Later we look at the source of corruption on the African continent and how it can be resolved. Finally, we pay tribute to soul singer Otis Redding on the 55th anniversary of his untimely death in 1967. 

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Sun. Dec. 4, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This episode features our PANW report with dispatches on the quest by the Ethiopian government to transform the peace agreement signed with the TPLF in Pretoria and Nairobi into a lasting stability; a flash flood in South Africa has killed numerous people attending a church service; Burkina Faso recently banned the state media in France from broadcasting inside the West African state; and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held a meeting today in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria. In the second hour we look back at a press conference held in the United States during the 1991 visit of martyred South African revolutionary Chris Hani. Finally, we review the level of police repression in the U.S. during 1969 from Los Angeles to Chicago which culminated in the assassinations of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark fifty-three years ago.

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 193:00


    Listen to the Sat. Dec. 3, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the celebrations in Cameroun after its team defeated Brazil during the World Cup in Doha, Qatar; reports indicate that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have launched air strikes against the Palestinian people in Gaza; a Russian governmental spokesperson has criticized comments made by an official of the United States State Department; and the Tanzania Supreme Court recently sentenced 11 people to death for the murder of a conservationist. In the second hour we listen to an interview with a leading African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa official on the current situation inside the ruling party. Finally, we review a briefing by the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Sun. Nov. 27, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the continuing response to the Ethiopia peace accord signed recently in South Africa and Kenya; there has been an attack on a hotel in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu; Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has paid a state visit to the People's Republic of China holding talks with President Xi Jinping; and the former youth leader in Ivory Coast has held a rally after returning to the West Africa having been acquitted of charges by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Netherlands. In the second hour we look at the security situation in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo amid the intervention of the East African Community (EAC) peacekeeping forces. Later we examine the social problems related to unemployment among youth on the African continent.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 144:00


    Listen to the Sat. Nov. 26, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The episode features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the thwarting of an attempted coup in Sao Tome and Principe over the weekend; Kenya is sending more troops to the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid a resurgence of clashes with the M23 rebels; a former youth leader in Ivory Coast has returned to the West African state after being released from detention by the International Criminal Court in Europe; and the United States military base in northeastern Syria has been reportedly attacked in recent days. In the second hour we look at the response of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the family of Chris Hani after the granting of parole to his assassin earlier in the week by the Constitutional Court.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Fri. Nov. 25, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The episode features our PANW report with dispatches on the victory by Senegal (3-1) against host Qatar at the World Cup; African National Congress (ANC) official Lindiwe Sisulu has questioned the process for the upcoming national elective conference in South Africa; the Ugandan government has ordered schools closed two weeks early amid the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak inside the East African state; and there was a reported attempted coup in Sao Tome and Principe. In the second hour we look at the energy crisis in Europe in light of the greater reliance on Africa as a source for petroleum and liquified natural gas amid the recently held COP27 United Nations Climate Summit in Egypt. Later we examine in detail the issues involving the ruling party of South Africa, ANC, on the eve of its leadership election process. Finally, we review an historic Nov. 1963 Detroit speech by Malcolm X on its 59th anniversary.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 196:00


    Listen to the Sun. Nov. 20, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the concluding debates and resolutions passed at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP27) held in Egypt; South Africa has become a focal point on the challenges facing countries seeking to convert to cleaner forms of energy generation; Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is commemorating 43 years in power in the oil-rich state; and Tunisia has hosted a summit of Francophone countries around the world. In the second hour we look deeper into the outcomes of the COP27 climate gathering in Sharm-el-Sheikh. Finally, we listen to interviews with a leading African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa official on the upcoming elective conference scheduled for next month. 

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Sat. Nov. 19, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This episode features our PANW report with dispatches on the debates surrounding the final statement at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP27); a political activist in Egypt remains in detention despite international attention resulting from the climate summit; Zimbabwe is continuing to seek readmission to the Commonwealth after an absence of nearly two decades; and the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that testing for the coronavirus should not lessen since the pandemic remains a major public health problem internationally. In the second hour we listen to an extensive briefing from the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Section directed by Dr. Matshidiso Moeti. Finally, we hear a rare archival audio file of a speech by African American novelist, playwright, essayist and public intellectual James Baldwin delivered in the fall of 1963 after the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 195:00


    Listen to the Sun. Nov. 13, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the announcement by the President Felipe Nyusi of Mozambique saying that the first shipment of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) has been exported from the Southern African state; farmers in Ivory Coast have discussed the impact of climate change on the production of cocoa; the United Nations envoy to Sudan has visited the country in an attempt to facilitate a political settlement inside the country; and the peace process in Ethiopia is the result of an international effort encompasses both those on the continent and within the Diaspora. In the second hour we hear the 20th Annual Nelson Mandela lecture delivered by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley. Finally, we will listen to a briefing from Republic of South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa in the aftermath of the recent National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 168:00


    Listen to the Sat. Nov. 12, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the United Nations Climate Conference, COP27, being held in the North African state of Egypt; France has announced the liquidation of Operation Barkhane although Paris will maintain a military presence in several West African states; Uganda is still battling an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD); and investigations continue into the circumstances surrounding the airplane crash where 19 people lost their lives. In the second hour we look in detail at the COP27 Summit where Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley delivered an address. We also examine the attempts by the United States to influence African media outlets. Some of the African art works stolen during colonialism are being returned to the continent. Finally, we review the prophetic speech by Malcolm X, Ballots or Bullets, given in Detroit in April 1964 in light of the recent midterm elections amid a highly fractured political system.  

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Sun. Nov. 6, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the United Nations Climate Summit (COP27) which has begun in Egypt; a military camp in Somalia has been attacked leaving at least five people dead; Cameroon President Paul Biya is commemorating 40 years in office; and Italy is refusing to take in migrants at a port inside the country. In the second hour we will look in detail at the recently signed peace agreement between the Ethiopian government and the TPLF in South Africa. Later we explore the issues surrounding the East African peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Finally, we look at the COP27 Summit which has opened in Egypt.

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 193:00


    Listen to the Sat. Nov. 5, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the bombing by the Pentagon's United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) of Somalia earlier in the week; Ethiopia Diasporans are playing a critical role in the ongoing struggle to maintain the national unity and sovereignty of the Horn of Africa state; the COP27 Climate Summit will be taking place later in the month in the North African state of Egypt; and the new right-wing government in Italy has closed ports to migrants crossing the Mediterranean. In the second hour we look at the recently-released Richard Wright novel entitled "The Man Who Lived Underground" which was banned from publication during the 1940s. We hear his daughter Julia Wright discuss the significance of releasing the novel during this time period. Finally, we look back on the racist murders of Emmett Till and Louis Allen during the 1950s and 1960s in the state of Mississippi. This retrospective is being conducted in light of the release of the feature film "Till" in the U.S.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Sun. Oct. 30, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This episode features our PANW report with dispatches on the escalating war between the Russian Federation and Ukraine as Moscow withdraws from the international grain deal due to attacks on its fleets in the Black Sea; women in South Sudan are facing the possible closure of a medical clinic designed to address their problems inside the country; the Somalian government has announced that more than 100 people were killed in two car bomb attacks in Mogadishu over the weekend; and China-Africa solidarity is being exemplified by youth in various states across the continent. In the second hour we look at the continuing inequality which exists within African states. We also examine the current crisis in Haiti and the broad opposition to western imperialist intervention. Finally, we listen to an extended recent interview with writer and activist Julia Wright. 

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 197:00


    Listen to the Sat. Oct. 29, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This episode features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the suspension of the Russian-Ukraine grain deal in response to reported drone attacks by Kiev and London against Crimea; there are nearly 100,000 Haitians who have been displaced due to social instability on this Caribbean island-nation; South African intelligence agencies have warned the public not to circulate unsubstantiated rumors on a potential terrorist attack; and the West African state of Ghana has been elected to the presidency of the United Nations Security Council. In the second hour we look at the current situation in Guinea where the military coup leaders have agreed to hold elections within two years. Mozambique provides its analysis on the significance of the recently-held 20th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. We look in detail at the recent collapse of the grain deal between Russia and Ukraine. Finally, we review recent developments in the efforts to win an appeal for former Black Panther Party member Mumia Abu-Jamal in Philadelphia.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 193:00


    Listen to the Sun. Oct. 23, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the mass demonstrations which took place inside Ethiopia in support of the central government ahead of the African Union-brokered talks scheduled to begin this week between the administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the TPLF in South Africa; the anniversary of the military coup in the Republic of Sudan has highlighted the continuing internal crisis; there were attacks at a hotel in southern Somalia where casualties have been reported; and floods are still taking place in West Africa amid concerns about the impact of climate change. In the second hour we listen to an address made earlier today by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on the recently-released state capture commission study. The People's Republic of China was the scene of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). In the final hour we look back on the 56th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in the Bay Area of California in Oct. 1966.

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 193:00


    Listen to the Sat. Oct. 22, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This episode features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the escalating conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine; the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has issued a statement on the outcomes of its deliberations; peace talks between the Ethiopian government and the TPLF are scheduled to begin next week in the Republic of South Africa; and demonstrations have already begun in the Republic of Sudan to acknowledge widespread opposition to the first anniversary of the most recent military coup. In the second hour we review the recent state visit by the leader of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, President Brahim Ghali to South Africa for high-level talks with his counterpart President Cyril Ramaphosa. In the final hour we listen to the most recent briefing of the Africa section of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the current status of the continent.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Sun. Oct. 16, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on recent development and security issues impacting Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa; Mozambique is still facing grave issues related to the rebel insurgency in the north of the Southern Africa state; the People's Republic of China has opened the 20th Congress of the Communist Party; and South Africa says the country is making progress in dealing with the energy crisis. In the second and third hours we commemorate the 56th anniversary of the formation of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense through reexamining rare archival audio files on questions related to self-determination and mass struggles. 

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Sat. Oct. 15, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the recent developments in the West African state of Burkina Faso where Capt. Ibrahim Traore has been inaugurated as head-of-state; the government of Uganda has declared a partial lockdown amid the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in sections of the East African country; the Chinese Communist Party has begun its 20th Congress in Beijing; and some elements in Russia are saying that NATO cannot prevail in Ukraine. In the second hour we look in detail at the recently formed coalition government in Lesotho where the Revolution for Prosperity Party (RFP) won the majority of votes. We then look at the current status of Africa-United States relations. Finally, we hear a briefing from the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Sun. Oct. 9, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features a PANW report with dispatches on the election results from the Kingdom of Lesotho where the newly-formed Revolution for Prosperity (RFP) Party has taken a strong lead in the counting; the military leaders of Burkina Faso have announced a transitional charter process which will unfold in the coming months; solidarity between Ghana and Ethiopia has been highlighted at an event held in Addis Ababa over the weekend; and the Greek foreign minister has arrived in Egypt to discuss the role of Turkey in the ongoing Libya crisis. In the second hour we look in-depth at the elections in Lesotho with analysts on the ground inside the Southern African state. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is launching a renewal campaign to enhance electoral support for the ruling African National Congress (ANC). Also, we hear a speech delivered by President Ramaphosa to the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU). Finally, we review a briefing from the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Sat. Oct. 8, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program features our PANW report with dispatches on the continuing war between Russia and the United States-supported Ukraine forces; peace talks between the Ethiopian government and the TPLF rebels in Pretoria, South Africa have been postponed; Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has submitted a national budget which is the largest of his tenure in office; and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has conducted additional missile launches which have landed in the Sea of Japan. In the second hour we look at the recently-held national elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho where the recently-formed Revolution for Prosperity Party (RFP) has scored an overwhelming victory. Later we look at the nature and character of education on the African continent. Finally, we review the role education struggles in the Civil Rights Movement through the prism of the April 1951 Moton High School student strike against segregation in Farmville, Virginia led by Barbara Johns.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Sun. Oct. 2, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the ongoing struggle taking place in the West African state of Burkina Faso where a military coup has led to attacks on the French embassy and other outposts of Paris; the current situation in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is leading to further impoverishment and hunger; an United Nations Peacekeeper has been killed by gunmen in the DRC amid ongoing tensions between the population and the MONUSCO mission; and the Egyptian government is continuing its work leading up to the COP27 summit to be held in Sharm-El-Sheikh. In the second hour we review the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) observer delegation to the recent elections held in the four provinces of Ukraine now annexed by the Russian Federation. We will hear additional speeches from last month's United Nations General Assembly 77th Session held in New York City. We will look back on speeches delivered by Venezuela, the DRC, and Senegal. 

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Sat. Oct. 1, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the recent military coup in the West African state of Burkina Faso where there are reports of continued fighting over the control of the government; Uganda is working to stem an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the East African state; the United Nations says it will work with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the withdrawal of peacekeeping forces from the country; and the Federal Republic of Nigeria is celebrating 62 years of independence from Britain amid preparations for national elections. In the second and third hours we continue our focus on the speeches delivered at the United Nations General Assembly 77th Session held in late Sept. in New York City. We will review addresses by representatives from Iran, Palestine, Cuba and Eritrea.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 193:00


    Listen to the Sun. Sept. 25, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) program to fund projects which directly benefit women and youth; the Global South representatives at the United Nations General Assembly 77th Session have continued to criticize the lack of solidarity from the western industrial states; Sao Tome and Principe is holding national elections this weekend; and more excerpts from a memoir on the early  phases of Kenyan independence has generated interests throughout the East Africa region. In the second and third hours we return to the speeches of leaders at the United Nations General Assembly 77th Session being held in New York City. We will hear addresses from Russia, Chad, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Sat. Sept. 24, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the speech delivered by the Chadian foreign minister to the United Nations General Assembly 77th Session where she called for a permanent seat for African Union (AU) member-states on the Security Council; Mali's prime minister in his address condemned France and called for a new world security and economic order; the memoirs of one of the early figures in the Kenyan independence movement have been recently released; and the East African state of Uganda has enhanced monitoring on its borders in light of an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). In the second and third hours we listen to the speeches of several leaders at the United Nations General Assembly being held this week in New York City. Addresses by Mali, Barbados, South Africa and Kenya will be reviewed.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 195:00


    Listen  to the Sun. Sept. 18, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the discussions held in Washington, D.C. between South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his United States counterpart Joe Biden; China maybe able to assist the African Union (AU) member-states in the fight against climate change on the continent; the Kenyan government has clarified their position on the Western Saharan struggle for independence after a tweet which was posted by the recently-elected President William Ruto; and the Benin government is pleased with the depiction of its history in the Hollywood film "The Woman King". In the second and third hours we look back on the 113th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972), the former leader of Ghana and founder of modern Africa during the post-World War II period through the early 1970s. We feature a rare archival interview with Nkrumah's research assistant June Milne along with speeches and interviews by the Pan-Africanist and Socialist theoretician.

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 193:00


    Listen to the Sat. Sept. 17, 2022 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the visit by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to the United States; the Cameroon government has enhanced security in the capital of Yaounde; Nigerian military forces say that rebels in the Sambisa Forest have been forced to flee due to flooding and aerial strikes; and the recently reelected Angolan President Joao Lourenco has promised additional reforms during his current term of office. In the second hour we look in detail at the talks between U.S. President Joe Biden and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa in Washington, D.C. ahead of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Finally, we hear a briefing from the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 194:00


    Listen to the Sun. Sept. 11, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This episode features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the growing African carbon market on the continent in light of climate change; in addition, the demand for fossil fuels in Africa has shed new light on the shifting international energy market; efforts are underway to protect the African Rain Forest in the central regions of the continent; and in South Africa a program to close the digital divide has gained media attention. In the second hour we look back on the legendary poet, playwright, composer, novelist and public intellectual Langston Hughes through rare archival audio files. Finally, we listen to a briefing from the African Center for Disease Control & Prevention (ACDC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.