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.

Obama administration’s second term escalates militarism throughout the continent On December 24, the Obama administration revealed plans to deploy 3,500 troops to nearly three dozen African states to purportedly address a looming “al-Qaeda threat.” The soldiers being dispatched are part of the 2nd Brigade’s Heavy Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division based in Fort Riley, Kansas. Official reports […]

Citing lack of monitoring, transparency coalition calls for more demonstrations Egyptians in the two major cities of Cairo and Alexandria voted in the first phase of a referendum for a draft constitution on December 15. The follow up vote will be held on December 22 in smaller cities and rural areas throughout this North African […]

As opposition to the upcoming December 15 referendum on the draft constitution escalates with demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of Egyptians in various regions of this North African state, the newly-elected President Mohamed Morsi has given the military authority to arrest protesters leading up to the national poll. Opposition organizations and coalitions have been challenging […]

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi met with leaders of the Supreme Judiciary Council in Cairo on November 26 in an attempt to calm the mass protests that have erupted across this North African state. On November 22, Morsi announced a series of decrees which would further consolidate power within his administration over areas of law, the […]

Economic downturns, imperialist militarism and labor unrest are a reflection of the world capitalist crisis Despite the claims by the capitalist governments internationally and their apologists in the corporate media, the world economic crisis is not easing, in fact in many ways it is worsening. In North America, Western Europe, Africa, the Middle East and […]

Pentagon, CIA will escalate destabilization programs on the continent With the re-election of Barack Obama as president of the leading imperialist state in the world, the foreign policy orientation of the second administration will continue along the same trajectory of exploitation of the labor and resources of oppressed peoples and the intensification of militarism in […]

Sudanese citizens have staged protests in the capital Khartoum in the aftermath of the bombing of the Yarmouk weapons factory by the Israeli Air Force (IAF). The strike, which took place on October 24, was not the first time that the IAF has bombed the central African state. In May, Israel launched a missile attack […]

UN Security Council and Pentagon back military solution amid claims of Islamists threats Western imperialist states with the support of the United Nations Security Council are preparing for a full-scale military intervention in the West African state of Mali. Since March the country has been in a severe political crisis with the advent of a […]

Miners killed while strikes spread to public sector A series of wildcat and protected strikes have been occurring in South Africa over the last two months. Industrial actions have been taking place in the platinum, gold, iron ore and transportation sectors of the economy, Africa’s largest. In response to the escalating labor unrest, the bosses […]

South African Workers Continue Strikes at Marikana and Other Facilities: Scene of mass killings still not reopened while work stoppages spread Bosses at Lonmin Platinum PLC in Marikana have still not been able to return to production at the facility where 44 workers died in August. On September 10, the company reported that only six percent […]

Mineworkers and their supporters have continued to express outrage at the police killing of 34 strikers at the Marikana mines on August 16 through mass memorial services and rallies. In addition, strike actions spread to another platinum facility for three-days as workers in the Royal Bafokeng mines reached an agreement with management. At the Lonmin […]

Lonmin, Platinum Industry at Root of Marikana Massacre in South Africa: 44 people killed in week of violence prompting government to declare week of mourning  Lonmin Platinum PLC has ordered its striking workers back to the job or they will face termination. This was the latest ultimatum of the British-based multi-billion dollar firm where thousands […]

This year marks the 33rd anniversary of Black August, the annual commemoration of the liberation struggle of African people inside the United States. The month of celebration and reflection was initiated by political prisoners, many of whom were members of the Black Panther Party and the Republic of New Africa, two of the main revolutionary […]

Secretary of State responds negatively to continent’s needs for greater independence: : More Militarism to Ensure Profits  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toured eight African countries over an 11-day period where the United States top diplomat advanced Washington’s agenda of militarism and attacks against the People’s Republic of China. Clinton’s visit comes just two weeks after […]

An Associated Press investigation has further revealed that poverty is increasing at a significant rate inside the United States. This conclusion was drawn from a survey of economists, research centers and assorted academics with varying political viewpoints. The general view of those consulted indicates that the 2011 Census data will show that the 2010 poverty […]

Their Fifth Ministerial Conference Attracts 50 African States A two-day meeting on July 19-20 in Beijing was the focus of international attention with the bringing together of ministers from 50 African states and officials of the People’s Republic of China. The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) also attracted six African heads of state from South […]

Corporate media outlets based in the United States and Europe have already proclaimed the western-backed party of Mahmoud ElwarfallyJibril, the National Forces Alliance, as the winner of the first post-Jamahiriya elections. Jibril, who was educated in the U.S. at the University of Pittsburgh, will undoubtedly uphold the current policies of the National Transitional Council (NTC) […]

A recent op-ed piece in the New York Times by Dambisa Moyo takes a firm position that the role of the People’s Republic of China in Africa is a positive one. This comes amid the growing U.S., U.K. and French military interventions on the continent which has resulted in the massive destruction of Libya, Somalia […]

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