Abayomi Azikiwe


Africa at the Crossroads:

Crisis of the Post-colonial State, from Egypt and Nigeria to Somalia and South Africa May 25 marks the 54th anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the predecessor to the African Union formed in 2002. This continental organization brings together independent nation-states and the still colonized territory of the Western Sahara … Read More

African Union Must Advance Program to Reverse the Political and Economic Crises

Part II of Africa at the Crossroads, Lessons learned for the 54th anniversary from Tunisia and Libya to Zimbabwe, Namibia and Angola Another series of mass demonstrations have taken place in the North African state of Tunisia where the uprisings beginning in December 2010 led to what has been described as the “Arab Spring.” After … Read More

Trump to Visit Saudi Arabia While Cholera Epidemic in Yemen Worsens

Thousands of people are suffering from cholera in Yemen as the Health Ministry of the National Salvation Government declared a state of emergency. Sanaa, the capital of the Middle Eastern state, was the scene of a high-level meeting by leading officials seeking to develop a plan to halt and eliminate the epidemic. The meeting was chaired by the President of the Supreme Political Council... Read More

Ivory Coast: Another Deal Announced in Recurrent Ivorian Military Mutiny

There are approximately 8,000 troops out of 22,000 in total within the military apparatus involved in the dispute. Nonetheless, on May 13 three people who were said to have been demobilized former soldiers were shot by the mutineers. Sergeant Kone was quoted as saying the former troops were shot to prevent them from organizing their own separate demonstrations. In other cities such as Korhogo,... Read More

Somalia War Intensifies While Nation on Verge of Famine

United States Navy Seal killed in military operation outside Mogadishu signals deeper Pentagon involvement On May 5 the role of Pentagon forces inside the Horn of Africa nations of Somalia was further exposed when Navy Seal chief petty officer Kyle Miliken reportedly died in a gun battle with al-Shabaab fighters. This encounter was said to … Read More

Finance Capital and Neo-Fascism: The French Elections Mirror the Crises of Western States

European Union concerned about possible victory by the National Front’s Marine Le Pen There was much anticipation surrounding the outcome of the April 23 national elections in France. A runoff between National Front leader Marine Le Pen and the 39-year-old banker and former Minister of Finance Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche (Onwards) is slated for May … Read More

Trump Administration Takes Warmongering Directly to Korean Peninsula

Vice-President Mike Pence says openly that MOAB strikes in Afghanistan are a warning to the DPRK and others Many people within the United States and internationally were being primed for a unilateral strike by the Pentagon against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) during the weekend of April 14-16. April 15 was the 105th … Read More

Trump Administration Signals Escalation of War in Somalia

President lifts “restrictions” on bombing operations and targeted assassinations United States President Donald Trump has pledged to intensify the war against the people of Somalia which has gone on for decades. This latest manifestation of Washington’s intervention in the oil-rich Horn of Africa state came in the form of an executive order granting the U.S. … Read More

Cameroon Government Facing Growing Unrest

Young educators expand their strike amid conflict with former British colonial regions Teachers throughout the West African state of Cameroon have been striking and protesting against the non-payment of salaries. Younger educators who have begun their work within the last seven years are claiming they have never received a paycheck. A special meeting convened by … Read More

Southern African Development Community (SADC) Seeks to Accelerate Industrialization Amid Challenges in Mining and Energy

Swaziland summit discusses economic crises in the sub-continent A one day Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held on March 18 at the Mandvulo Grand Hall inthe Kingdom of Swaziland. Three days prior to the summit a gathering of the Council of Ministers of the … Read More

Somalian Refugees Massacred in the Red Sea Off Yemen Coast

Somalian community representatives in Yemen have issued a statement denouncing the brutal killings of 42 people and the injuring of 120 others when their vessel was struck in the Red Sea area near the port city of Hodeida on March 17. Reports indicate that the deaths were a direct result of an airstrike carried out … Read More

International Banks Targeted for Prosecution in South Africa

Republic of South Africa President Jacob Zuma has leveled sharp attacks on the financial industry inside the country accusing banks of treating the population unfairly. During the course of his response to a debate surrounding the State of the Nation Address (February 8) to parliament in Cape Town on February 16, Zuma stressed his: “Government … Read More

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