Listen to this 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 escalating southern-based insurgency in the Federal Republic of Nigeria; the Arab League summit in Cairo, Egypt has criticized the State of Israel for its refusal to participate in multi-lateral talks aimed at the independence of Palestine; there have been numerous violations of a ceasefire agreement between the Syrian government and its armed opposition; and more than 900 migrants have died during their journeys across the Mediterranean enroute to Europe. During the second hour we conclude the monthlong commemoration of African Liberation Day through an examination of the assassination of Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba who was overthrown and assassinated by the imperialists during 1960-61. Finally we look at another political assassination which impacted the African continent which was that of Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso in October 1987.
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