Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast for Sat. April 19, 2014—Hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe
Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, in Richmond, VA during
April 2010.
For Immediate Release

Media Advisory
Tues. April 22, 2014

Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast for Sat. April 19, 2014

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

April 18 represented the 34th anniversary of the national independence of the Republic of Zimbabwe. In 1980 after decades of struggle, the settler-colonial British regime in Rhodesia was forced to concede political control of the country.

In 1965, a Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) was declared by the descendants of the British settlers. Prime Minister Ian Smith would later say that there would not be one person, one vote in Rhodesia for a thousand years. His predictions were proved false in less than a decade while President Robert Mugabe, a leader in the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), has served as both prime minister and president for 34 years.

This program features reports from the Pan-African News Wire, an electronic press agency dedicated to the spreading of factual information on developments on the continent and throughout the world. The Pan-African News Wire, founded in 1998, is edited by Abayomi Azikiwe, the host of the Pan-African Journal.

In the last hour of our program we feature several interviews and speeches by President Mugabe, who was re-elected by a broad margin during the national poll held in the Southern African state in July 2013. We hear a rare interview with Mugabe conducted in 1976 when the military wing of ZANU, the Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA), was carrying out an armed struggle aimed at the national liberation of the country.

Another segment of the second half of the program features a speech delivered by President Mugabe in September 2000 in Harlem where he outlined the Zimbabwe land reform program to a supportive audience. Mugabe was in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly for that year.

This program is available at the Pan-African Radio Network by logging on to: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/panafricanjournal and can be shared through e-mail, blogs, websites as well as social media mechanism such as facebook and twitter.

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