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Congolese to UN: Let our army engage M23

 

 

WBAI AfrobeatRadio broadcast, 07.20.2013

In the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Congolese Army is reported to be driving Rwanda's M23 militia from their positions in North Kivu Province, causing euphoric celebrations among the Congolese people, but the UN is also reported to be blocking their advance and reconsidering its support for several of the army's most successful units because of atrocity claims.  

 

Race, Class, and MLK's Legacy in Obama's America

  

 

Part One of WBAI AfrobeatRadio's conversation with Bruce A. Dixon, Managing Editor of the Black Agenda Report, and Davey D. Cooke, Pacifica/KPFA/Hard Knock Radio host, broadcast 01.19.2013. Part Two will air on 01.26.2013.  

 

 

AfrobeatRadio: Chokwe Lumumba on Mississippi's Black Power Potential

Human rights attorney, Jackson, Mississippi Ward #2 City Councilor, and mayoral candidate Chokwe Lumumba with two of his most famous clients, Gladys and Jamie Scott.

AfrobeatRadio spoke with Jackson, Mississippi City Councilor and mayoral candidate Chokwe Lumumba, on 

WBAI-N.Y.C., 99.5fm, streaming at wbai.org, on 06.23.2012.

The State of Mississippi is still deeply scarred by one of the most savage periods in U.S. history, the Slave South, during which whites owned African slaves, their children, and the product of their labor, primarily on labor intensive plantations growing rice, sugar, tobacco, and most of all, cotton. Demographically, Mississippi remains roughly 40% Black, and, the poorest state in the U.S., with the highest rates of poverty in Black communities.The Mississippi State flag still contains the flag of the Confederacy, 11 Southern slave states who fought to secede from the U.S. to prevent slavery's abolition, from 1861 to 1865. And, the racist roots of the slave South still divide.  
 
However, human rights attorney Chokwe Lumumba, who has devoted his life to Black liberation struggles and is now running for mayor of Jackson, Mississippi's capital, sees beyond the scars, to the potential of Black voting majorities in Jackson, Hinds County, and neighboring Western Mississippi counties. They have already elected more Black officials in Mississippi than any state in the country. Lumumba, who now serves as Jackson's Ward 2 City Councilor, spoke to AfrobeatRadio on 06.23.2012.
 
Anyone who would like to contact and/or help with Chokwe Lumumba's campaign can call the number: 601-981-9220. 
 

 

  
 

 

Glencore International's Child Labor Abuse in Congo

Claude Kabemba, Director of Southern Africa Resource Watch

 
WBAI AfrobeatRadio, 06.09.2012

​Glencore International's exploitation of child mining labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Aired on AfrobeatRadio, on WBAI, 99.5 FM, New York City, wbai.org.

 

 

Child miners in Katanga show off copper finds. Photo: FairPhone

 

Obama or Ban-Ki-Moon could end Congo catastrophe

 

KPFA Evening News, 06.02.2012

​The Congo conflict and human catastrophe has continued despite a peace treaty formally ending the Second Congo War in 2003. It entered a new phase with the Rwandan backed CNDP rebellion in the Kivu Provinces in April 2012. Ugandan reporter, television producer, and broadcaster Paul Ndiho told KPFA that everyone knows who is doing what in Congo, but that regional and international powers are unwilling to stop it.

 

 

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