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Articles by Abayomi Azikiwe

Central African Republic: Mass protests hit French-backed regime

June 15, 2014

Discontent among the people in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui with the French-imposed government has erupted in demonstrations by both the Muslim and Christian communities. These developments are taking place amid the increasing deployment of foreign military forces mandated for [...]

Trial set for Benton Harbor, Mich., activist Rev. Edward Pinkney

June 13, 2014

Rev. Pinkney, right, at “Occupy the PGA” protest, May 2012. St. Joseph, Mich. —  Berrien County’s courthouse in St. Joseph, Mich., was filled with people from across the Midwest at a June 5 hearing to determine if a trial judge would pursue yet another case involving the Rev. Edward [...]

Maya Angelou gave literary, political voice to African-American women

June 3, 2014

Maya Angelou Youth and students from successive generations were influenced by Maya Angelou’s widely read book, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” The autobiographical work addressed the formative years of the author, who died May 28 at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., at the age of 86. [...]

General Baker 1941-2014

June 1, 2014

General BakerPhoto: Daymon Hartley A standing-room-only audience at the United Auto Workers Local 600 hall on Detroit’s border in Dearborn, Mich., attended a memorial May 24 in honor of the life and contributions of General Gordon Baker Jr., a co-founder of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement [...]

Imperialists host conference on Nigerian security in Paris

May 20, 2014

Reports of mutinies within the army mount while tensions escalate A conference on security concerns in Nigeria, the most populous state in Africa, was not held on the continent but in France, a former colonial power in the region, on May 17. Nigeria, which has recently been designated as having the [...]

ANC big winner in South Africa elections

May 14, 2014

Despite worker unrest Twenty years after Freedom Day in 1994, the African National Congress won overwhelmingly in South Africa’s fifth national democratic elections held on May 7. The ANC, which has dominated South African politics for decades, even before coming to power in the first nonracial [...]

U.S. hands off Nigeria!

May 13, 2014

As anger grows over abductions May 12 — A video purportedly released today by the armed Boko Haram sect based in northeast Nigeria shows what are said to be schoolgirls held for a month by the group. The group’s leader says that the young women could be released in exchange for members of Boko [...]

Detroit May Day: ‘Make the banks pay!’

May 7, 2014

WW photo: Kris Hamel May Day in Detroit focused around the ongoing struggle against emergency management, the forced city bankruptcy and the role of the banks in the economic crisis. A coalition of 35 organizations, including the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management, [...]

World Economic Forum hosted by Nigeria amid internal security crises

May 6, 2014

Africa’s leading oil-exporting state and most populous country, Nigeria has been designated by the West as Africa’s largest economy, yet the security situation inside the country is deteriorating. The Pentagon recently concluded naval maneuvers off the coast in the Gulf of Guinea, and [...]
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