Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mali Conflict and Broad Implications

Mr. Abayomi Azikiwe has been covering African political and social issues for more than thirty years.
In this podcast, Mr. Stephen Garvey, Foundation for Democratic Advancement Executive Director, interviews Mr. Abayomi Azikiwe, an American political commentator and editor who has been covering African political and social issues for more than thirty years. Mr. Azikiwe shares his breadth of knowledge of Africa on the 2012 Mali conflict including western intervention in the country. Mr. Azikiwe argues that the west via France, United Kingdom, United States and other western countries are using Islam as a cover for their neo-colonial aims in Africa. Also, with reference to many examples, Mr. Azikiwe contends that western intervention in countries has resulted in overall harm to the people of the countries. He believes that western countries' goal is to continue to destabilize African countries for perceived economic gain. Overall, Mr. Azikiwer believes that African countries need to unify against imperialist and neo-colonial threats to the continent, and uphold their independence as individual countries and as a continent as a whole. In addition, Mr. Azikiwe provides a concise, provocative explanation for the lack of objective media coverage by western mainstream media when it comes to international affairs. For non-mainstream, insightful, and provocative discussion from people working in the field of international politics, listen in or download the FDA podcasts.

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