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.

A social crisis worsens based upon the failed policies of the last century-and-a-half Note: This address was delivered in part before the congregation and guests at the Detroit Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday August 7, 2016. Azikiwe was the featured speaker at the morning services held at the church located in the Midtown area of […]

African National Congress remains dominate party over two decades after democratic transformation Perhaps the most observed local elections in decades were held in the Republic of South Africa on August 3. In final results of this poll the ruling African National Congress (ANC) gained 54 percent of the vote to the opposition party the Democratic […]

More talk of war, repression and national oppression amid worsening social conditions in the United States and globally Now that both the Republican National Convention (RNC) and the Democratic National Convention (DNC) are completed in Cleveland and Philadelphia, the political character of these capitalist parties in the United States are clear for all conscious people […]

Masses of working people and oppressed remain without political representation inside the United States On the eve of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia revelations surfaced that was by no means surprising to keen observers of electoral politics in 2016. A series of thousands of e-mails surrounding the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair indicate that […]

Police killings of African Americans fuel urban unrest Five law-enforcement officers were killed and 7 others were wounded when they were ambushed in downtown Dallas on July 6. The shooting took place during the course of nationwide demonstrations against a rash of police killings in various regions of the United States. Marches have been held […]

British government, European Union, world capitalist markets in disarray after vote A referendum on the future of the United Kingdom (UK) within the European Union (EU) divided both the ruling Conservative Party (CP) and its main rival, the Labor Party. Results from the vote gave the Leave side a 52-48 percent profound victory that reversed […]

Battle for Sirte and continuing division prompts imperialist rationale for further intervention Fighting for control of the western coastal city of Sirte, Libya has resulted in the fleeing of more people from this embattled North African state which five years ago was targeted for regime-change by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Pentagon and NATO. […]

Boxing champion won many battles in and outside the ring during the 1960s and 1970s Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3 after a decades-long battle against Parkinson’s disease. Ali, then known as Cassius Marcellous Clay, Jr., came to world attention in 1960 after winning a gold medal for the U.S. in light heavyweight boxing […]

A century of western interventions and domination have led to ongoing political and social crises Note: This paper was presented in part at the Left Forum held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice which is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system in New York City between May 20-22, 2016. Other […]

Interview with operative reaffirms Washington’s role in the destabilization of the continent A further confirmation of United States efforts to prevent Africa from reaching its full potential in the areas of genuine self-determination and national liberation, resurfaced in mid-May when damning reports about the pivotal role of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the arrest […]

Today the African Union faces formidable development and security challenges May 25, 2016 marks the 53rd anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union (AU) since 2002. The holiday commonly known as Africa Day or Africa Liberation Day, comes during a period of increasing interference from […]

Thousands of households are being subjected to ongoing terminations Despite the business media praise of the actual program of dislocation and underdevelopment aimed at long-time residents disguised as “revitalization”, the City of Detroit is slated to embark upon a new round of massive water shut-offs. Many who are scheduled to be terminated may not be […]

Clashes occur over the deportation of thousands from Greece Thousands of migrants residing in Greece from the Middle East, Africa and Asia are being sent to Turkey in an effort to curtail and reduce the number of people flooding into Europe. Uncertainty about the status of those who have reached Greece contributed to the clashes […]

Sham ‘unity’ regime creates further divisions in North African state A half decade after the United States led destabilization and bombing of Libya, the attempts by imperialism to establish a stable neo-colonial dominated regime has not materialized. On March 19, 2011, the Pentagon and other NATO forces began the aerial bombardment of the once most […]

State-owned industrial firms targeted in latest round of economic warfare Earlier this month the United States administration of President Barack Obama utilizing the Office of Foreign Assets Control announced the extension of sanctions encompassing two fertilizer firms based in Zimbabwe which are owned by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDCZ), a government controlled entity. The Office […]

Bombings and ground campaign have not brought stability to the country On March 7 the Pentagon announced that it had killed 150 members of the Al-Shabaab guerrilla movement in a bombing operation in Somalia. These military actions are part and parcel of a broader United States foreign policy strategy to dominate the Horn of Africa. […]

Both capitalist parties provide no solution to national oppression and the economic crisis Donald Trump’s hesitancy and denial of knowing much about the Ku Klux Klan in response to an endorsement by former Neo-Nazi and Grand Wizard David Duke speaks volumes about the political character of the Republican Party and its electoral base. Trump appeared […]

City has been a center for the struggle against slavery and national oppression for a century-and-a-half [Note: This report was delivered on February 24, 2016 at the Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Midtown Detroit. The panel discussion entitled “Detroit: Attacked and Fighting Back” was sponsored by the Association for the […]

Two Serbian nationals dead while Belgrade sought to negotiate their release In a bombing operation on Feb. 19 in Sabratha, Libya, said to have targeted an Islamic State training camp, over 40 people were killed by Pentagon F-15E fighter jets. The air strike was aimed at an IS operative who has been linked to an […]

African Americans continue to fight for human dignity and self-determination After the passage of the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1865, which supposedly eliminated involuntary servitude, a series of Civil Rights Acts were passed by the Congress beginning in 1866. Prior to the 13th Amendment, President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation […]

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