Biafra


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Biafra

1. a region of E Nigeria, formerly a local government region: seceded as an independent republic (1967--70) during the Civil War, but defeated by Nigerian government forces
2. Bight of. former name (until 1975) of (the Bight of) Bonny

Biafra

secessionist state of western Africa in which, during war with Nigeria, more than 1,000,000 people died of starvation (1968). [African Hist.: NCE, 290]
See: Hunger
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Nathan Nkala's novel Drums and the Voice of Death revisits the Nigerian civil war, a thirty-month fratricidal tragedy injected into Nigerian history to foil the attempt of the Igbo to create a Republic of Biafra and lead Eastern Nigeria out of what remains, even today, a volatile and hard-to-rule federation.
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Achebe's new book has received mixed reviews, but generally it has been appreciated as a record of the latter years of Nigeria under colonialism as well as the traumatic period following the 30 May 1967 declaration of secession by Biafra from Nigeria's Federal State.
The Limerick-born priest, who launched the global aid agency with his fellow missionaries in 1968 after working in war-torn Biafra, was 77.
While Paul McCartney and George Harrison proudly sported their MBEs on the sleeve of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Lennon refused to be pictured with the award he would later return to Buckingham Palace in protest at British involvement in Biafra.
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He was acquitted at the Old Bailey after being charged under the Official Secrets Act for publishing a report about Britain supplying arms to Nigeria during the Biafra war.