Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast for Sun. April 20, 2014—Hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe
Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African Journal, speaking in Clark Park on
October 12, 2007 in Detroit.
For Immediate Release
Media Advisory
Tues. April 22, 2014

Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast for Sun. April 20, 2014

To listen to this broadcast featuring Abayomi Azikiwe, the editor of the Pan-African News Wire, just click on the website below:

Africa has been the focus of reports indicating that economic growth within the continent is unprecedented since the beginning of the post-colonial period. Nonetheless, in this broadcast we cover two reports that give cause for pause in making claims about growth when actual development remains stifled through capitalist relations of production.

Nigeria is now the largest economy on the continent says bourgeois commentators. However, class divisions are increasing and the cost of living is threatening to eat away at the income gains made by working people and farmers over the last few years. What is required is an analysis of African growth through the prism of the central role of workers and farmers within development strategies.

Internal conflict and the continuing dependency on the imperialist states for trade and loans will continue hamper genuine development and sovereignty. Imperialist troops are deployed all over Africa with many more to come if the people do not organize to force them to leave.

The last half of our program for Sun. April 20, 2014 is a tribute paid to the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first prime minister and president of the Republic of Ghana. Nkrumah passed away 42 years ago this month and remains an iconic figure in modern African history.

Featured in the segment is Nkrumah delivering the famous Independence Day speech on March 6, 1957 where he emphasizes that the independence of Ghana is meaningless if it is not linked up with the liberation of the whole African continent. We later hear a section of Nkrumah’s address at the United Nations General Assembly in September 1960. Nkrumah spoke on the role of Africa in world affairs and the neo-colonial designs by imperialism to thwart African independence. 

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