Biafra, Bight of

(redirected from Bight of Bonny)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Biafra, Bight of

(bēä`frə), eastern bay of the Gulf of Guinea, W Africa. It extends approximately from the Niger River delta, in S Nigeria, to N Gabon. The bight gave its name to the secessionist Republic of BiafraBiafra, Republic of,
secessionist state of W Africa, in existence from May 30, 1967, to Jan. 15, 1970. At the outset Biafra comprised, roughly, the East-Central, South-Eastern, and Rivers states of the Federation of Nigeria, where the Igbo people predominated.
..... Click the link for more information.
 in E Nigeria (1967–70).
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in periodicals archive ?
Today, there is significant oil production in the waters of the North Sea and the Bight of Bonny in Nigeria, as weir as the Gulf of Mexico.
Topics include revolution and emancipation in Saint Domingue; French abolitionism; the relationship between capitalism and slavery; British evangelicals, economic warfare, and the abolition of the slave trade, shipping patterns and mortality in the African slave trade to Rio de Janeiro; fluctuations in sex and age ratios in the slave trade from 1663 to 1864; slave resistance and white reaction in the British Windward Islands; British parliamentary politics and the abolition of slavery, French anti-slavery and the revolutions of 1848, Brazilian abolition and the contraband slave trade to Brazil; the control of land and labor in the British West Indies following abolition; and the compatibility of the slave and palm oil trades in the Bight of Biafra (also called the Bight of Bonny).