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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In the process it shows the transformation of Igboland since after the Nigeria-Biafra war into a society embracing widely divergent religious philosophies.
27) This notwithstanding, Enohia was unmistakably the Igbo community with the highest concentration of Igbo converts to Islam on the eve of the Nigeria-Biafra war.
Some of the gains Islam made in Igboland before the outbreak of the Nigeria-Biafra war in 1967 with respect to gaining converts were reversed through the anti-Islam policies of the Biafran government.
3) "A Reply to Senator Caso's Enquiry Concerning the Situation in the Nigeria-Biafra War by the US Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations, William B.
8) See Tony Byrne, Airlift to Biafra: Breaching the Blockade (Dublin, 1997); and Joseph Thompson, American Policy and African Famine: The Nigeria-Biafra War.
138) Cato Aall, "Relief, Nutrition and Health Problems in the Nigeria-Biafra War," The Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 16, no.

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