Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, along with Tachae J. Davis, during the discussion at a public meeting on the U.S. war drive against Syria. The meeting was held on June 30, 2012. (Photo: Leona McElvene), a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
April 30, 2013
Pan-African Journal: New York City Version Hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe Focuses on Zimbabwe, Malawi, the Sudans, Mali and Syria
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This week's edition of the Pan-African Journal that was broadcast over CPRMetro.org in New York City began with a report on the recent state visit of Malawian President Joyce Banda to the Southern African nation of Zimbabwe. Banda was in Zimbabwe to open up the International Trade Fair in the city of Bulawayo.
In the Republic of South Sudan reports indicate that rebels from the South Sudan Liberation Army (SSLA) have accepted an amnesty offer from Juba. Thousands of fighters are said to be turning in their weapons.
French defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has visited the Malian city of Gao where he announced that despite the deployment of 12,500 United Nations peacekeeping troops, Paris will keep at least 1,000 soldiers in the former colony to engage in training for the Malian army and to battle so-called Islamic militants. France has been in Mali since January creating a greater degree of instability in the mineral-rich West African state.
Finally, the U.S. and its allies have escalated their provocations against the Middle Eastern nation of Syria. The government of President Bashar al-Assad has been fighting against western-backed rebels for over two years.