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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Imperialist states debate over future course of action in dominating region Attacks on March 18 at the Bardo Museum in Tunis resulting in the deaths of 24 people have been credited to the Islamic State. Just two days prior to the 59th anniversary of the national independence of Tunisia from France in 1956, two gunmen […]

Police in Ferguson have arrested 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams in connection with the shooting of two law-enforcement officers during the early morning hours of March 12. The officers went down in front of the police headquarters during a demonstration celebrating the resignation of Chief Thomas Jackson. Mass protests, civil disobedience and rebellions have been taking place […]

Training exercises coordinated by the Pentagon take place again on the continent An escalation in violence in Libya has prompted the call from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for military intervention by the “international community.” Such an appeal suggests that the Egyptian leader, who staged a military coup against the former President Mohamed Morsi in […]

Five decades ago a revolutionary voice was silenced but his message still resonates African American History Month Series, Part VIII A strong force for the liberation of Africans, African Americans and oppressed people throughout the world was gunned down on Feb. 21, 1965. At the Audubon Ballroom in the Washington Heights section of Harlem, New […]

Youth today must broaden their horizons to meet the challenges of the present century Note: The following are excerpts from an African American History Month lecture delivered at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, on Feb. 11, 2015. Thank you so much for the invitation once again to address an audience […]

Overcoming victimization 20th century figure illustrates the significance of organization and political education Feb. 21, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Malcolm X, El Hajj Malik Shabazz, who was gunned down by three men at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem in 1965 as he prepared to address a crowd of several hundred […]

African American Liberation and the Struggle for Socialism Note: The following address was delivered at a public meeting on Jan. 24, 2015 in Detroit. The forum was sponsored by Workers World Party Detroit branch. A tremendous series of mass demonstrations across the United States, Canada and the world since last summer against racist violence and […]

Repressive response to Paris killings prompts responses internationally Protests throughout the Muslim world gained last this week after the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo again highlighted a cartoon on its cover depicting the Islamic religion with disdain. This publication’s offices were attacked by two alleged suspects of Algerian descent, Cherif and Said Kouachi, who had lived […]

Lessons from false starts and imperialist interventions Mrs. Simone Gbagbo, the former first lady of Ivory Coast, made an appearance in court inside the country on Dec. 26. She is charged with alleged crimes in connection with the tenure of her husband, the ousted President Laurent Gbagbo, who is now under the custody of the […]

Events illustrate the actual character of the present world situation During the course of 2014 there was much discussion about the phenomenal economic growth of various African nation-states. The Federal Republic of Nigeria was proclaimed by western financial publications to have attained the status of the largest economy on the continent. Inside the Republic of […]

A report published in 2011 from the Aspen Institute based in Washington, D.C. further confirms that the United States imprisonment rate for African Americans is a manifestation of a deeply racist society. Since the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9, and the failure of a grand jury to indict […]

Obama administration encourages calm amid national outrage With the refusal of a grand jury in St. Louis County, Missouri to bring any charges against the white police officer who gunned down unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, President Barack Obama has revealed his incapacity to address the African American national question in light of […]

Despite the international media attention focused on the latest and most widespread Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, there are contradictory reports on whether the three countries most severely impacted have met the goals for treatment set up by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other agencies. Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have borne the brunt […]

Lt. Col. Yocouba Isaac Zida follows pattern of other military officers who enter politics After over a week of intense discussion between opposition parties, mass organizations and religious leaders of Burkina Faso, there was an announcement made on Nov. 10 that a roadmap had been agreed upon for a transition to civilian rule. This consensus […]

Struggle against the disease continues in West Africa Cuban healthcare workers have played a leading role on the African continent for decades. The revolutionary government views its work in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as a manifestation of internationalism and solidarity with Africa. In a surprised twist in diplomatic protocol for Washington, […]

Public outcry mounts in opposition to isolation and stigmatization World Health Organization (WHO) officials announced on Oct. 24 that the numbers of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases are now in excess of 10,000. Most victims came down with the disease in three West African states: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia where approximately 4,900 people have […]

Case documented in Dallas takes focus away from broader crisis of underdevelopment On Sept. 28 Patrick Eric Duncan was finally admitted to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas where he was diagnosed with the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). He had visited the same facility just two days before complaining of symptoms associated with the […]

Healthcare systems, related sectors unprepared for crisis There was a sense of shock and disbelief when news was released about the death of Thomas Eric Duncan on Oct. 8 at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. The Liberian-born 42-year-old was the first reported case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which emerged in the […]

Delegation found dead in Guinea while disease continues to spread A team of eight experts and journalists visiting the southern region of the West African state of Guinea were found dead in the town of Nzerekore on Sept. 20. Reports indicate that they were there to educate people about the nature of the disease for […]

On Sept. 10 the people of Ferguson, MO and others demanding the indictment and arrest of white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown attempted to block the traffic on Interstate 70. Police were present in large numbers in an effort to prevent the protest from having the desired impact. […]

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