Abayomi Azikiwe (third from left in front row), editor of the Pan-African News Wire, with members and volunteers of the Detroit MLK Committee at Central United Methodist Church on January 19, 2013. (Photo: Stephen Fuzzytek), a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Pan-African Journal, Worldwide Radio Broadcast, Hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, January 19, 2013
This Broadcast Focused on Recent Developments in Mali, Algeria and a
Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968)
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Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal aired on Sat., Jan. 19, 2013. This week's program featured Pan-African News Wire reports on the ongoing situation involving the seizure of the In Amenas gas field in Algeria.
These developments are closely associated with the French imperialist bombings and ground occupations in the West African state of Mali.
The Algerian government has announced that the crisis involving the seizure of the In Amenas gas field and hostage taking has ended. Reports are surfacing indicating that over 40 people have died with many others being unaccounted for by the authorities in Algiers.
West African state leaders are meeting in the capital of Ivory Coast at Abidjan to discuss the war in Mali. Ivory Coast was the center of another French and United States war in 2011 that overthrew President Laurent Gbagbo, who is now being held prisoner in the Netherlands.
The African Union is holding its 20th Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia starting on January 21. This year represents the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) formed also in Ethiopia on May 25, 1963.
Finally, Monday January 21 marks the federally-recognized holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who would have been 84 years old just this last pasted Tues., January 15.