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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Voting rights organizer was targeted by the Ku Klux Klan for liquidation prompting the Black Power Movement A staunch activist within the NAACP and a close friend of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Vernon F. Dahmer, Sr., was killed on January 10, 1966 in a Ku Klux Klan terrorist raid on his home at Kelley […]

Reports abound of foreign troops presence and plans for major western deployment Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was quoted recently as saying that the United States is preparing in conjunction with its imperialist allies a renewed military campaign in Libya. Speaking as if the U.S. had a […]

Fifty years ago the focus shifted from non-violent direct action to urban rebellion This year’s national commemoration of the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. comes during a period of renewal in the anti-racist movement. King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. The annual official commemoration of his birthday always […]

Capitalist state repression intensifies amid rising anti-racist demonstrations Law-enforcement brutal and lethal force is continuing inside the United States. During 2015, two corporate media estimates, one in the U.S., the Washington Post, and the Guardian, based in Britain, say that approximately 975 people died at the hands of the cops throughout the country. In the […]

From Burundi to Ghana and beyond the intervention of western states continues as an impediment to genuine development One of the major issues gaining international attention during 2015 was the political crisis in the Central African state of Burundi stemming from a dispute over whether incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza could pursue a third term in […]

Important time period for retail profits in the United States challenged by anti-racist protests All across the United States from Chicago, Minneapolis, San Diego, Cincinnati, Portland, Seattle, Burlington, etc., thousands took to the streets demanding an end to the police killings of African Americans. In Chicago the Magnificent Mile was the target of demonstrations in […]

Attacks in Paris turn entire populations into suspects within imperialist states A gathering of African leaders and European Union (EU) member-states in Malta has resulted in a proposed financial package of nearly $US4 billion which will ostensibly be utilized to halt the flow of migration from Africa to Europe. European governments say they are willing […]

Why we need an internationalist perspective on developments in the oppressed nations Note: This address was delivered at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Educational Center in Harlem, New York City during the annual National Workers World Conference on November 7-8, 2015. Azikiwe presented this report on the present situation in Africa and the […]

Funding from the imperialist states will inevitably prevent genuine peace and security A military exercise by 5,400 troops from various African Union (AU) member-states in South Africa is aimed at the creation of a continental-wide African Standby Force (ASF) designed to engage in peacekeeping and stabilization projects. A preparation process began in late October and […]

Study raises questions about the sustainability of capitalist growth in developing states Despite the reports for the last several years that significant declines in poverty have taken place in sub-Saharan Africa, a recently-released World Bank study indicates that despite “growth” the actual number of people living in poverty on the continent has increased by 100 […]

Decline in prices for exports has contributed to negative growth and wage stagnation 30,000 South African workers in the coal industry downed their tools on October 4 over a wage dispute. This strike was organized by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), a key affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), which […]

Census data substantiates policies designed to forcefully remove oppressed peoples from urban areas A recently released census report indicates that white populations are starting to increase in United States urban areas. Although showing signs of a slight growth in white persons living in cities where many fled decades ago, does not necessarily translate into the […]

Black Lives Matter falsely linked with 9-11 anniversary 14 years later Intelligence agencies and law-enforcement departments made announcements last week saying that the Black Lives Matter movement was under surveillance for possible “terrorist” activity coinciding with the 14th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. An article published by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on September 14 […]

Destabilization of Africa, the Middle East and Asia prompts millions to flee There was yet another gruesome discovery of over 70 dead migrants in Austria on a highway between Budapest and Vienna where thousands are seeking refuge. These deaths compounded approximately 100 others who died after their vessel capsized in route to Europe. Inside the […]

Pitfalls of foreign direct investment revealed as the State Department hosts conference A conference sponsored by the United States State Department began on Aug. 24 in Libreville, Gabon to further promote trade between Wall Street and Africa. Gabon, a former French colony, is an oil producer which has maintained friendly relations with both Paris and […]

Department of Justice report illustrates campaign of terror against African Americans A Department of Justice (DOJ) study completed earlier this year and released to the press has been published in paperback book form. Entitled “The Ferguson Report”, this 173-page study shows clearly the systematic denial of fundamental civil rights to African Americans in St. Louis […]

Shooting deaths of nine African Americans represents a legacy of racial violence and exploitation Note: Delivered as a keynote address, this presentation was a major part of a Workers World Party Detroit Branch public meeting held on Sat. July 18, 2015. The event was chaired by Chae Davis of Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST). A […]

Charleston massacre represents a long line of crimes against humanity that expand the globe Note: This presentation was delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) which was held on Thurs. June 18, 2015 at the Our Lady of Fatima Church located in Oak Park, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. […]

Domestic conditions of the oppressed reflect United States foreign policy Note: This paper was delivered on a panel at the Left Forum held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY), on May 31, 2015. The panel was chaired by Margaret Kimberley of Black Agenda Report who introduced Marilyn Levin […]

Editor’s Note: This address was delivered during a panel discussion at the United National Antiwar Coalition Conference held in Secaucus, New Jersey on May 9, 2015. The panel was chaired by Margaret Kimberley of Black Agenda Report and also featured Maurice Carney of Friends of the Congo. ——————————————————————————————————– On June 30, 1960, the former Belgian […]

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