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In an effort to build consensus across the Global African Diaspora around strategies for cooperating and coordinating, CFA collaborates with African Views to facilitate a conference call of Diaspora leaders in the Western Hemisphere, as part of the 2015 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. While time, distance and travel resources have proven to be significant obstacles in the coordination of Diaspora in support of Africa, this effort can bridge the gap, by holding the first of several conference calls of Diaspora leaders around the globe to open and strengthen dialogue.
SESSION I: 9:00 am – 10:00
TITLE: Strategies to Address the Healthcare Infrastructure Challenges in Africa
Keynote Speaker: Allen A. Herman, M.B., Ch.B, Ph.D.
Dr. Allen Herman is an epidemiologist and public health physician. He was the founding Dean of the National School of Public Health, Medical University of Southern Africa of the Republic of South Africa.
SESSION II: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
TITLE: Promoting STEM in Africa
Keynote Speaker: Nkem Khumbah, Ph.D.
Mathematics lecturer at the University of Michigan
Coordinator of the STEM-Africa Initiative at the University of Michigan
Executive Curator at the NEF
SESSION III 11:00 am – 12:00 am
TITLE: Engaging and Mobilizing the Diaspora
Keynote Speaker: Barryl A. Biekman, Ph.D.
Netherland Statesman, Social Scientist with expertise on Global African Affairs
Civil Society Representative on International Decade for People of African Descent
At the United Nations
Hermine G. Zossoungbo Ph.D. (abd)/ (African Immigrants)
Founder and President of African Immigrant, is a Sociologist and Cultural Anthropologist and expert on African immigrant/African diaspora and African Women and gender issues.
The Host of the African Health Dialogues, Regina Askia Williams (in New York) will be joined by Diana Childs (in London) – producer of the documentary film, “Silence is not golden,” and other rape victims around the world to discuss the duty and responsibility of disclosure of rape and sexual violence. Everyone knowledgeable or interested in the topic is invited to weigh in on the conversation. You can call in via Skype or phone from anywhere in the world to listen in or contribute to the discussion.
Here is a preview of Silence is Not Golden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6C2xdUTe34&feature=youtu.be
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/884832161613142/
Anti Violence Against Women Act (AVAWA) is an initiative of African Views Organization. African Views is in consultative Status with the United Nations’ ECOSOC.
Happy Women Entrepreneurship Day
This forum is in three parts. Each part is scheduled for one hour. The first part will address the challenges faced by the African Press in doing our work domestically and internationally. Part two, will validate the challenges as legitimate problems because some of our colleagues are often just ranting or confused and in some cases prosecuted for publishing false or defamatory information. Part three will provide us with opportunity to offer our views and ideas on ways and means of strengthening the status of the African press in domestically and around the world.
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An Important Nigerian Independence Day Event (October 1st, 12 PM EST)
“Nigerian Diaspora Tele-Forum”
An Initiative Endorsed by Ambassador Habu.
Please be informed that the petition to host regular meetings with the Diaspora representatives and the Nigeria consulate abroad was approved by Ambassador Habib Habu before he left office. We are now in the process of integrating the program as an adopted policy. This is one of the reasons we will be having the first Nigerian Diaspora Teleforum on October 1st, 2015 to mark the Nigerian Independence Day. The forum will serve as a preparation towards the actual launching of the Nigerian Diaspora Forum scheduled to take place on October 31st, 2015 at the Nigeria Consulate in New York. We ask for your support and solidarity in our collective effort to transform Nigeria in becoming a nation that reflects the true value of its best citizens.
Once the program goes live, listeners will see a Skype icon appear next to the guest call-in number, which they need to click on. This will ask listeners to log into an account or to register for a listener account. Once they do, they will need to follow the prompts to call in..
The Nigerian Diaspora Forum is an initiative of African Views Organization
Facilitated in partnership between African Views and NiDO NY
AV tele-forum is an efficient way to connect required intelligence for specific purpose across the world in real-time. The platform also enables general participation in important forums and discussions allowing intellectual and experiential contribution towards the common good and shared concerns.
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In this broadcast we present our regular PANW segment with dispatches on the role of the Congress of South African Trade Union (COSATU) at its upcoming conference in the succession debates within the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the ANC position on the burgeoning water crisis inside the country; the East African Community (EAC) is being pressured to intervene in the internal political crisis in Burundi stemming from the struggle over the third presidency of Pierre Nkurunziza; 10 people were reportedly killed in a bomb attack in Cameroon said to have been carried out by Boko Haram based in neighboring Nigeria; and the investigation continues into the assault on the Raddison Blu Hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako on November 20. In the second hour we present our guest Lee Robinson of the African Awareness Association in Richmond, Virginia. Robinson will be leading a delegation to Cuba next month. In addition we will discuss the significance of the 52nd anniversary of the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy highliting the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961 and the Missile Crisis of 1962. Finally we present an archived edition of Global Research Radio featuring Abayomi Azikiwe discussing the historical and social context of the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast of Nigeria.
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on developments involving the November 20 attacks in Bamako that resulted in over two dozens deaths in the West African state of Mali; anti-racist demonstrations struck the city of Minneapolis this week where an African American youth was killed by the police; student anti-racist demonstrations are continuing throughout the United States after initial actions were held at the University of Missouri at Columbia two weeks ago; and a former police officer in the Detroit area was convicted in the severe beating of UAW member Floyd Dent. In the second hour we look at the historical developments surrounding the current conflict in Mali where regional divisions as well as U.S. and French interventions have worsened instability and violence over the last four years. Finally we examine the Movement for Black Lives spreading rapidly across campuses through an audio file of a broadcast from November 20.
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The broadcast features our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the continuing anti-racist demonstrations led by African American students at university and college campuses across the United States; more difficult economic times are predicated for the Republic of South Africa amid a drought, labor unrest and negative growth figures; the international community has become further alarmed by the continuing political instability in the Central African state of Burundi where protests are ongoing stemming from a disputed election earlier this year; and developments in Baltimore and Detroit illustrate that the U.S. ruling class has no program for the reconstruction of the majority African American populated cities suffering from an unprecedented economic and social crisis. The second hour proceeds with a month-long focus on African historical periodization highlighting and contextualizing the Detroit economic crisis through a broadcast done by Abayomi Azikiwe two years ago over the Progressive Radio Network. Finally we will hear an archived lecture by African American historian and social scientist Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois speaking on the character of national oppression and the world situation.
In an effort to build consensus across the Global African Diaspora around strategies for cooperating and coordinating, CFA collaborates with African Views to facilitate a conference call of Diaspora leaders in the Western Hemisphere, as part of the 2014 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. While time, distance and travel resources have proven to be significant obstacles in the coordination of Diaspora in support of Africa, this effort can bridge the gap, by holding the first of several conference calls of Diaspora leaders around the globe to open and strengthen dialogue.
Synopsis of intent:
To formalize the platform where experts and professionals in Africa and Diaspora can collaborate with their immense intellect, expertise, skills, ideas and other resources necessary to develop and design the optimal solutions for bridging and amplifying the economic and scientific gaps between Africa and the rest of the world.
To form alliance of strength and interest between the Diaspora and Africa, as well as to cultivate a collaborative global communication platform for reliable and well guided intelligence committees that will liaise directly with institutional partners, essential state holders and sovereign authorities on African development issues.
Constituency For Africa (CFA): http://www.cfa-events.org
African Views (AV): http://www.africanviews.org
As requested: here is a list of immediate social and development challenges facing Africa and African Diaspora: http://bit.ly/africanproblems
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We will feature our regular PANW report with dispatches on developments in the Republic of South Africa involving the suspension of the government from the US-sponsored Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) along with the recent unrest surrounding the parliamentary workers strike in Cape Town; the call for the disarming of the opposition RENAMO group in the Republic of Mozambique; the Zimbabwe state media has announced record production in the tobacco industry as a testament to the successes of the land reform program initiated fifteen years ago; and the United Nations envoy to neo-colonial Libya has been exposed as an operative of the allies of Washington and Wall Street in the region. In the second hour we rebroadcast an interview with Abayomi Azikiwe aired initially on November 2 over Community Public Radio conducted by Don DeBar of CPRMetro.org, discussing the plight of Michigan's political prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney and its implications in the state of Michigan and throughout the US. Finally we continue our commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik Shabazz). Host Abayomi Azikiwe visited and spoke at the National Workers World Conference last weekend held at the Malcolm X-Dr. Betty Shabazz Cultural and Educational Center in Washington Heights, New York City.
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the burgeoning anti-racist demonstrations sweeping the United States campuses; unrest continues in occupied Palestine with the deaths of youth and the demolition of homes of those accused by the Israeli state of engaging in resistance activity; a strike by parliamentary workers in South Africa has crippled the legislative structures of the country; and the 40th anniversary of the independence of Angola was celebrated just this last past week. During the second hour we examine the militarization of US society through an interview with Abayomi Azikiwe broadcast over Community Public Radio which aired initially on Oct. 27 in the aftermath of a large demonstration in New York against police violence. Also the demonstrations on campuses across the US took up the question of student debt as well on Nov. 12. Finally we continue our focus on historical periodization through the work of W.E.B. Du Bois and Malcolm X.
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In this program we feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the international talks in Vienna on resolving the imperialist war against the people of Syria as the United States announced its public intervention inside this embattled Middle Eastern state; a prisoner held for thirteen years who is a citizen of Britain was released this week by the US from its concentration camp in occupied Guantanamo Bay in Cuba; the newly-elected president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, admitted in a candid interview with a leading newspaper that the country designated as having the largest economy in Africa is broke; and the struggle for Palestine liberation continues as unrest mounts in the West Bank region of the country. In the second hour we present the Oct. 27 edition of Community Public Radio (CPR) news highlighting Abayomi Azikiwe speaking on a widely published article written on the significance of the militarization of the police inside the US. In the second and third hours we further and deepen our examination of developments in South Africa looking at the national economic crisis as well as hearing the views of student leaders amid the resumption of classes at higher education institutions across the country.
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the attacks against a hotel in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu which was reportedly claimed by Al-Shabaab; the situation in Sudan and South Sudan still does not bode well for peace and stability in Central Africa; an African Standby Force organized by the African Union is making efforts to consolidate its forces to participate in continental peacekeeping operations; and the investigation continues into the Russian airliner crash in Sinai, Egypt which killed over 220 people. During the second hour we continue our focus on the South African student struggles in higher education where we hear the voices of organizers of the recent unrest that swept campuses throughout the country. In the last hour we hear reports from China Radio International and United Nations Radio on events in Egypt, Cuba, South Sudan, West Africa and other issues.