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  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on a South African court ruling saying that President Jacob Zuma may be charged again with over 800 charges of corruption dropped in 2009; Zimbabwe officials say that industry must be rejuvenated through national efforts; Democratic Republic of Congo artist Papa Wemba has passed after collapsing on stage in Ivory Coast; the Central African Republic may be subjected to a disarmament program through the United Nations; and thousands of demonstrators have disrupted rallies where presidential candidate Donald Trump was speaking in California. In the second hour look at the 22nd anniversary of Freedom Day in South Africa where questions relating to the real meaning of independence and democracy are discussed. Other developments in Africa are also featured in other news reports. 

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. During this program we feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the visit of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to the United Nations Millenium Development Goals conference in New York City this week; the presidents of South Africa and Namibia have pledged to strenthen bi-lateral relations between the two sub-continenal states; Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has spoken at the UN as well on the plot to illegally remove her from office in the South American nation; and the Cuban Communist Party has concluded its 7th Congress in Havana where both President Raul Castro and former head-of-state Fidel Castro delivered major addresses. In the second hour we pay tribute to Prince, the African American musical innovator and film star who was found dead in his home on April 21. We will look at the battle he waged for years against the corporate record companies demanding just compensation for his creative work. Finally we look back on the 151st anniversary of the conclusion of the United States Civil War which ended in April of 1865.

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    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 brings you our regular PANW report with dispatches on the economic crisis in Zimbabwe where millions in cash is being importing into the Southern African state to address the liquidity crisis; a security conference is being held in the Horn of Africa state of Ethiopia to discuss the continent and world affairs; we will also examine the impact of the Panama Papers revelations on African Union member-states; and further outrage has erupted in Somalia after AMISOM troops have been involved in the shooting deaths of several civilians in the south of the country. The second hour continues our recognition of the 118th anniversary of the birth of Paul Leroy Robeson by examining his years long friendship with scholar and activist Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois. In addition, we will present a news documentary report on the Panama Papers. In the final hour we feature a lecture from the Oxford University series on Africa and the New Media.

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    Listen to this episode 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 developments in the Republic of South Africa where the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is holding its Manifesto Launch in Port Elizabeth; there has been a prediction that there will be a terrorist attack in more West African states in the near future after similar incidents in Burkina Faso and Mali; estimates suggest that economic growth will continue to decline on the African continent amid the reduction in commodity prices and escalating national debt; and the Communist Party of Cuba is beginning its 7th Congress today in Havana. In the second hour we feature a tribute to Paul Leroy Robeson in honor of his 118th birthday. Finally it has been a full year since the beginning of the United States backed and coordinated war against Yemen where at least 10,000 people have been killed and millions more displaced.

  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    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 reports with dispatches on the intensifying sanctions enacted by the United States government against the Southern African state of Zimbabwe; President Barack Obama has defended former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton against protests by Black Lives Matter forces in the U.S. while he is on a state visit to Britain; the most powerful bloc in the Egyptian parliament is aligned with the military-turned-civilian rule of the North African state President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi; and the Islamic State in Libya has been reportedly driven out of the eastern city of Derna. In the second hour we will focus on the anti-racist demonstrations which have continued in the U.S. since 2013 prompted by several high-profile killings by police and vigilantes. Finally a review of several news stories taking place on the African continent are presented in further detail.

  • 02:10

    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. This program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the impact of the Panama Papers in relationship to African Union member-states; the platinum mining sector in Zimbabwe is also discussed in regard to the Panama Papers revelations; Somalian leaders have expressed concern over the resurgent character of al-Shabaab amid the upcoming elections in the Horn of Africa state; and controversy continues over the tenure of South African President Jacob Zuma. The second hour will present a guest interview with bluesologist Norman Otis Richmond discussing the legacy of Roy Heron and Black Lives Matter in Toronto. In the final segment we pay tribute to the 23rd anniversary of the assassination of Chris Hani.

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    Listen to the edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. Our program features the regular PANW reports with dispatches on the increasing political tensions between the Russian Federation and the United States over the apparent failure of a 15-year-old plan for the recycling of excess weapons-grade plutonium utilizing a mixed oxide fuel fabrication facility in South Carolina; Egypt is continuing relationship relationship with Saudi Arabia through economic planning and military interventions backed by Washington; the transitional process in South Sudan aimed at bringing peace between the rival factions within the SPLA-M/A in an ongoing process amid the continuation of United Nations sanctions against targeted individuals; and the Horn of Africa state of Djibouti has re-elected President Ismail Omar Guelleh. In the second hour we re-broadcast an interview with Abayomi Azikiwe aired on April 7 over the Community Progressive Radio News. Finally we look at the role of anti-racist demonstrations in impacting the outcome of the primary and caucuses process in this election year in the U.S

  • 03:00

    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. The program features our regular PANW reports with dispatches on events surrounding the pledge by South African President Jacob Zuma to pay some of the costs related to upgrades on his residence at Nkandla; there has been another death associated with the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia months after the West African state was delcared free of the outbreak by the World Health Organization (WHO); the jobless rate in the United States rose by one-tenth of a percent during the month of March; and thousands of members of the Chicago Teachers Union staged a one-day strike along with mass demonstration through downtown demanding equitable salaries and working conditions. In the second and third hours we will commemorate the 48th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. During the course of these segments we focus on King's growing opposition to the war of genocide waged by the U.S. government against the people of Vietnam in 1967-68 along with one of his last sermons delivered on March 31, 1968 just five days before his martyrdom.

  • 03:00

    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. We will feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the efforts by the Zimbabwe government to address the food crisis inside this Southern African state; in the West African state of Cameroon there is a burgeoning debate over whether President Paul Biya should stand for elections to serve another term of office; the King of Jordan has claimed that fighters from Al-Shabaab are streaming into the North African state of Libya;  and finally a memorial service has been held for Nigerian Marxist scholar Eskor Toyo in Rivers State. In the second and third hours we conclude our monthlong focus on International Women's History through examinations of Billie Holiday, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer and Shirley Chisholm.

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We will feature our regular PANW reports presenting dispatches on events in Zimbabwe where President Robert Mugabe has just returned from an official visit to Japan after signing deals with the Asian nation aimed at development projects inside this Southern African state; the United Nations peacekeeping scandals in the Central African Republic continue to garner international press coverage over allegations of abuse and assault against women; politicians in the east of Libya are threatening to break away from the fractured country amid the imposition of a new so-called 'unity' regime in Tripoli; and the security situation in Tunisia is being impacted by the ongoing instability in neighboring Libya. In the second and third hours we continue our commemoration of the 48th anniversary of the assassination of Civil Rights and Anti-War leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will focus on the last days of King's life in Memphis and the tumultuous events afterwards involving rebellions in cities across the United States.

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal, an audio news magazine, hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the President Barack Obama's state visit to revolutionary Cuba; demonstrators blocked roads to the Tucson, Arizona rally for right-wing candidate Donald Trump; voters in two United States cities have ousted prosecutors in the aftermath of public uproars over the police killings of African Americans in Chicago and Cleveland; and controversy continues in South Africa over the claims of business interference in governmental affairs. In the second hour we examine the evolving character of U.S.-Cuba relations with Prof. Charles Simmons who violated the travel ban to Cuba in 1964. Finally we continue our monthlong commemoration of International Women's History through an interview with novelist Judy Juanita on the history of the Black Panther Party.