Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, at Central United Methodist Church chairing MLK Day on Jan. 21, 2013. The annual event attracts activists from throughout the region. (Photo: Sharon Black), a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
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This week's program examined the escalation of fierce fighting in the West African state of Mali. There are reports of clashes in the cities of Gao, Tassilet, Kidal and the Ifoghas mountains on the border with Algeria.
In the Southern African nation of Malawi school students have gone out in protest against the administration of President Joyce Banda. Banda is out of the country in Equatorial Guinea attending the African-South American summit.
A call has gone out for greater participation by women in the political process in Zimbabwe. The Southern African state will be holding national elections beginning in March with a follow-up vote in July.
Finally, in the North African country of Libya there are thousands of people still displaced from the U.S.-NATO bombing of during 2011.
The counter-revolution against the government of Col. Muammar Gaddafi targeted large segments of the population presumed to be allied with the Jamahiriya.
In addition there were tributes paid to Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois and Malcolm X.