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Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In this episode we feature our regular PANW reports looking at events surrounding the election of a new president of the ruling African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL), Bathabile Dlamini, and the prospects for a women leader of South Africa; in Zimbabwe the government has raised the idea through a new labor bill to provide compensation for the thousands of workers who are losing their jobs due to a supreme court ruling; the head of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic has been forced to resign by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a result of a scandal alleging abuse of women; and there are further revelations about the United States government spying on legendary African American novelist and essayist James Baldwin. The second and third hours of the program continue our focus on Black August with a rare archival interview of revolutionary prison organizer George Jackson during 1971 just prior to his assassination on Aug. 21 of that year. We also will review a 1959 speech by Commandante Fidel Castro at Harvard in light of the reestablishment of relations with Washington this past week. Finally we hear an audio documentary about Nelson Mandela, the former ANC leader and first president of the non-racial Republic of South Africa.

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