Abayomi Azikiwe
Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor, Pan-African News Wire. The Pan-African News Wire is an international electronic press service designed to foster intelligent discussion on the affairs of African people throughout the continent and the world. The press agency was founded in January of 1998 and has published thousands of articles and dispatches in newspapers, magazines, journals, research reports, blogs and websites throughout the world. The PANW represents the only daily international news source on pan-african and global affairs.
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Initiatives needed to reverse negative growth and the realization of continental unification On July 3-4 the African Union (AU) held its 29th Annual Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia while the continent is faced with monumental challenges from Cairo to Cape Town. Held under the theme of “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investment in Youth”, the […]

Gulf Cooperation Council isolation of Qatar impacts Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland, Ethiopia and Sudan A dispute over territory involving the Horn of Africa states of Djibouti and Eritrea was reignited in the aftermath of the withdrawal of Qatari military forces stationed on the border of the countries on June 13. Doha had served as a […]

Legacy of cooperation against colonialism and imperialism continues Close bonds between the people of the African continent and the Caribbean island-nation of Cuba have been centuries in the making. Africans caught in the Atlantic Slave Trade were taken to Cuba where their presence made an indelible mark on the character of the political, economic and […]

Political and economic relations are a cornerstone of continental development strategy Note: This paper was prepared and presented in part for a panel at the Left Forum which was held during the weekend of June 2-4, 2017 at John Jay College of the City University of New York (CUNY). The session was sponsored by Workers […]

A trail of imperialist militarism and super exploitation Note: This paper was prepared and presented in part for a panel at the Left Forum held at John Jay College of the City University of New York (CUNY) on Sat. June 3, 2017. The panel was hosted by the United National Antiwar Coalition where the author […]

History of imperialist interventions from Japan and the United States strangely omitted from PBS investigation Note: These remarks were made at the concluding program of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) Annual Spring Film Series held at the Historic St. Matthew-St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church on Woodward Avenue in Detroit on Tuesday May 30, 2017. […]

I From Egypt and Nigeria to Somalia and South Africa the crises of the post-colonial states are exemplified May 25 marks the 54th anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the predecessor to the African Union formed in 2002. This continental organization brings together independent nation-states and the still colonized territory […]

Pentagon coordinated war leaves multitudes injured, dead and displaced Thousands of people are suffering from cholera in Yemen as the Health Ministry of the National Salvation Government declared a state of emergency. Sanaa, the capital of the Middle Eastern state, was the scene of a high-level meeting by leading officials seeking to develop a plan […]

En Marche candidate prevails with support of world financial system Leading European Union (EU) politicians expressed their jubilation in the wake of the substantial victory of Emmanuel Macron over National Front candidate Marine Le Pen. This episode in French politics was hailed as a major defeat of “populism” in Europe and the Western capitalist world […]

Rally and demonstration through downtown urges solidarity with all progressive struggles around the world May Day is international worker’s day and in the city of Detroit people from various organizations across the metropolitan area came together to express their discontent with the system of capitalism and imperialism. This was the fourth year that progressive forces […]

Vice-President Mike Pence says openly that MOAB strikes in Afghanistan are a warning to the DPRK and others Many people within the United States and internationally were being primed for a unilateral strike by the Pentagon against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) during the weekend of April 14-16. April 15 was the 105th […]

Nearly a half-century later the United States has continued to exploit the workers and the oppressed April 4, 2017 marked the 49th anniversary since the martyrdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the 20th century’s most outstanding proponent of Civil Rights and Peace to emerge in the United States. This year the cause of low-wage […]

Centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution requires a reassessment of the impact of the Soviet Union on the struggle for national liberation and the socialist construction Note: This report was written and delivered in part to the Midwest Regional Conference on Socialism and National Liberation held in Detroit, Michigan at Wayne State University on March 25-26, […]

Pentagon and Saudi-GCC airstrikes, ground operations and naval blockades worsen humanitarian crises in region’s most underdeveloped state United States President Donald Trump paid special tribute to the widow of a Navy Seal, Ryan Owen, who was killed in what many say was a botched military operation in the Yemen highlands village of al-Ghayil in the […]

Film examines how civil rights and advances in space technology took the United States into unexplored realms of space and societal transformation By Abayomi Azikiwe Editor, Pan-African News Wire African American History Month Series No. 6 Tuesday February 21, 2017 Review: Hidden Figures Director: Theodore Melfi This feature film provides a glimpse into the role […]

From April to December the Civil Rights leader sought to expand the mass struggle of the African American people After the famous Riverside Church address by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1967 in New York City where a position against the Vietnam War was spelled out, he visited Stanford University ten days […]

From April to December the Civil Rights leader sought to expand the mass struggle of the African American people After the famous Riverside Church address by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1967 in New York City where a position against the Vietnam War was spelled out, he visited Stanford University ten days […]

Three decades before the rise of fascism in Europe, Africans were displaced and exterminated There are numerous efforts taking place internationally aimed at strengthening economic and political links with African nation-states. From the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation to Turkey, Iran and Japan, many governments are seeking to form partnerships in order […]

The continent requires a clean break with western domination Over the last several years along the Indian Ocean coast in East Africa substantial finds of oil and natural gas resources have been under development. A British exploration corporation, Tullow Oil and its Canadian partner, Africa Oil, acknowledges that it has discovered in excess of 600 […]

From Libya to the Horn of Africa, Washington and its neo-colonial apparatus stifles Pan-African development On December 24, an Afriqiyah Airways A320 flight took off from the southern Libyan city of Sebha heading for the coastal capital of Tripoli. However, the plane was diverted to Malta where 109 passengers on board were allowed to disembark […]

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