Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, with Colombian hunger striker Jorge Parra speaking at Detroit MLK Day on January 21, 2013. (Photo: Sharon Black), a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
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This week's edition features reports on the mass demonstrations surrounding the second anniversary of the Jan. 25, 2011 uprisings in Egypt. The demonstrations have involved hundreds of thousands of youth and workers. Clashes during the demonstrations have left over 40 people dead.
France has continued its bombing and ground invasion of the West African state of Mali. The war is spreading to Niger where Paris has announced the deployment of special forces to purportedly guard the Areva uranium mines.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe attended the 20th Summit of the African Union held in the capital of Addis Ababa in the Horn of Africa state of Ethiopia. The AU Summit is taking place amid increasing turmoil on the continent due to imperialist military, political and economic intervention.
And finally, the Pan-African News Wire has marked its 15th anniversary. The international press service has reached millions around the world.