Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, on Press TV News Analysis discussing United States policy toward Yemen. The Pentagon and the CIA are coordinating a war against the people of this Middle Eastern nation., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Pan-African Journal Worldwide Radio Broadcast for January 12, 2013
Hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire
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This week's program featured a leading Pan-African News Wire report on the French military attacks on the West African state of Mali and the Horn of Africa nation of Somalia.
Reports indicate that a French pilot was killed in Mali and the operation in Somalia has proved disastrous for Paris with soldiers killed in a botched rescue mission aimed at capturing an intelligence officer held by resistance forces in Somalia.
Another report on the Central African Republic conflict updates the situation involving the truce between the government and Seleka rebels resulting from negotiations held in Libreville, Gabon. The two sides have agreed to establish a government of national unity.
In South Africa a strike among farmworkers has resumed where there have been clashes with the provincial police in the Western Cape.
The agricultural industry is one of the most exploitative in the country. Workers are demanding a rise in the minium wage.
Finally, there has been outrage within the Kurdish community internationally due to the execution-style killing of three women activists associated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The women were found shot to death at the Kurdish Institute in Paris, France.
There is also a tribute to the martyred civil rights and peace leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. approaching the 84th anniversary of his birth, a federally-recognized holiday in the United States. Excerpts from his final speech in Memphis on April 3, 1968 was featured along with part one of the Massey Lectures delivered over the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio in November 1967.
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