Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Margaret Kimberley, along with my co-host Glen Ford. Coming up: Whatever is wrong with the Democratic Republic of Congo, you can blame it on the United States, which has been running things ever since Washington helped kill Congo’s first elected leader, Patrice Lumumba, six decades ago. We’ll hear from the director of Friends of Congo. And, there will be one less King in Africa if a social movement in Swaziland is successful.

Dr. Yannick Marshall is a professor of Africana Studies at Knox College. The title of his latest article in Black Agenda Report delivers a blunt message: “Black Liberal, Your Time is Up.” We asked Marshall, who are these Black liberals that have called the shots in Black politics for so many years?

 

The strategic center of Africa is the Congo River basin – an area that has also been ground zero for massive genocides and half a century of U.S. imperial dominance. Maurice Carney is a director and co-founder of Friends of Congo, which advocates tirelessly for African liberation. Carney was interviewed by Tierney Sheree, of African Esquire TV.

 

In southern Africa, a broad social movement  is determined to oust the King of Swaziland, one of the continent’s few remaining monarchs. Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan African News Wire, reports that Swaziland’s people are saying it’s past time for the King to vacate the throne.


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