Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, speaking in Cleveland on March 13, 2010 at a public forum on the history of U.S. foreign policy towards Haiti., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Sunday December 29, 2013
Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast for Sunday December 29, 2013--Hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe
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Tens of thousands of people have demonstrated in the West African state of Niger against the policies of the current President Mahamadou Issouf. The protests demanded higher wages and better working conditions.
There have been ongoing demonstrations in Egypt at the Al-Azhar University where students are resisting the new restrictions on political activity among those opposed to the military-backed regime. Several attacks have been launched against government and police installations in recent days.
A New York Times report on the destruction of the United States compound in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 rejects the claim that the organizers had links to the Al-Qaeda network. A U.S. diplomat and several intelligence officials were killed in the attacks launched by over 100 armed combatants.
Detroit Jazz artist Yusef Lateef passed away in his adopted home of Massachusetts on December 23 at the age of 93. Lateef was a pioneer in the field of African American and world music beginning during the 1940s and 1950s. He would later teach music at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.