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Articles by Abayomi Azikiwe

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 [...]

Mabel Williams: A legacy of struggle & community service

April 30, 2014

Mabel Williams and Robert F. Williams led a campaign for self-defense that shaped the 1960s. Funeral services were held in Detroit on April 25 for Mabel Robinson Williams, the widow of African-American revolutionary Robert F. Williams. The couple had settled in Lake County, in Michigan’s western [...]

Six unelected men deliver blow to Civil Rights

April 29, 2014

35,000 marched on Washington D.C., in April 1978 to ‘Beat Back Bakke,’ an attack on affirmative action. The unelected U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a sharp blow to rights won through mass struggles against racism. In a six-to-two decision on the Schuette vs. BAMN case on April 22, the high [...]

Economic growth, development and class struggle in Africa

April 25, 2014

Despite claims that Africa is experiencing one of the highest growth rates in the world, growing class divisions and rising consumer prices are having disproportionate negative impacts on working people and the poor. Countries that are the focus of reports of phenomenal growth such as Nigeria and [...]

U.S. expands military operations in Africa, EU joins in

April 24, 2014

Reports indicate that the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) is expanding its operations on the continent. A series of naval maneuvers and exercises are currently taking place in West Africa. AFRICOM was formed in 2008 by the George W. Bush administration and has been expanded and enhanced under [...]
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