Pan-African News Wire

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Occupation Journalist, News Analyst, Historian, Political Economist, Media and Political Consultant
Introduction The Pan-African News Wire is an international electronic press service designed to foster intelligent discussion on the affairs of African people throughout the continent and the world. The press agency was founded in January of 1998 and has published tens of thousands of articles and dispatches in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, journals, research reports, blogs and websites throughout the world. The PANW represents the only daily international news source on pan-african and global affairs. PANW editor Abayomi Azikiwe is often solicited by various newspaper, radio and television stations for comment and analysis on local, national and world affairs. He has served as a political analyst for Press TV and RT worldwide satellite television news networks as well as other international media in the areas of African and world affairs. He has appeared on numerous television and radio networks including Press TV, RT, Al Jazeera, China Global Television Network, BBC, NPR, Radio Netherlands, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, South Africa Radio 786, Belgian Pirate Radio, TVC Nigeria and others.
Interests Official Political and Media Biography for Abayomi Azikiwe--- Abayomi Azikiwe is the editor of the Pan-African News Wire, an electronic press agency that was founded in 1998. He has worked for decades in solidarity with the liberation movements and progressive governments on the African continent and the Caribbean. Azikiwe is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Political Science/Public Administration and Educational and Administrative Studies. He is the co-founder of several Detroit-area organizations including: The Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice, and the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shut-offs. Between 2007-2011 Azikiwe served as the chairperson of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights(MCHR) and is currently the president of the organization. Azikiwe has worked as a broadcast journalist for the last 15 years and has hosted and co-hosted programs on several radio stations including, WHPR in Highland Park, MI, WDTR in Detroit, WCHB in Detroit, CKLN in Toronto and WDTW in Detroit. In 2010 he launched a weekly two-hour blog talk radio program entitiled the "Pan-African Journal." The program also aired for two years over CPRMetro in Metropolitan New York City.
Favorite Books Abayomi Azikiwe has traveled and lectured throughout the United States and Canada. In the 1990s he conductd field research in the Southern African nations of South Africa, Namibia and Lesotho. He is the author of numerous articles and monographs and his writings have been published in the Zimbabwe Herald, The New Worker in England, Africa Insight in South Africa, the Center for Research on Globalization in Montreal, The 4th Media in Beijing, Capital Asia in Malaysia, the Albany Tribune, Black Agenda Report, The San Francisco BayView, in West Africa and Pambuzuka News with offices in Kenya, Senegal, Britain and South Africa. Azikiwe has published chapters in three books over the last two years, "Haiti: A Slave Revolution, " International Action Center, NYC (2010) and "Gaza: Symbol of Resistance, " World View Forum (2011) and "The Illegal War on Libya, " edited by former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (Clarity Press, 2012). He is the author of recent pamphlets entitled "What You Should Know About the The Hidden War in Congo, Past & Present (2008), "Africa and Imperialism, " (2011) and has four articles in another pamphlet entitled "U.S. Hands Off Libya." (2011) In 2013 he published several selected articles along with other writers on the Detroit economic crisis issued under the titled "What's Behind the Detroit Economic Crisis". During 2016-2017, Azikiwe published three books: Pan-Africanism, Gender Emancipation and the Role of Socialist Development: Revisiting the Role of Women in Kwame Nkrumah's Ghana; Notes on the World Socialist Movement: From the Soviet Union to the Bolivarian Revolution; Rebellions, Crises and Social Transformation: Lessons From the Detroit July 1967 Rebellion and Beyond.