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Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We will feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on developments surrounding the evaluation of a Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) prevention vaccine which initally reports indicate is highly effective; we also will look at the role of Egypt in carrying out United States imperialist policy towards Africa with the deployment of additional F-16 fighterjets in exchange for support of Washington's so-called "war on terrorism"; the recent elections in Burundi is cloaked in controversy as the European Union announced that it would provide additional assistance to refugees fleeing unrest in the Central African state; and in Baltimore where an urban rebellion took place in April,authorities have announced the closure of a detention facility in the city. In the second hour we begin our commemoration of Black August, paying tribute to the historic legacy of resistance by African people to slavery, colonialism, neo-colonialism and imperialism. This segment features a disucssion on the plight of Africans in the U.S. after the conclusion of slavery and the failed Reconstruction. We also present a rare audio message by Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois on his involvement in the early Pan-African Movement. Later in the second and third hour voices of the Poor People's Campaign of 1968 are heard discussing the social class divisions between African Americans and whites in the U.S. during the time period. The Poor People's Campaign was conceived by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the last months of his life. The idea was to take thousands from across the U.S. of various nationalities to Washington, D.C. to demand an end to poverty inside the country. Although King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, the campaign continued beginning in May. 

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