Africa: 47 years after, Biafra’s silver coin rakes in $8,813 from auction

Forty-seven years after the Federal Government ‘defeated’ the secessionist ambition of Biafra, a rare modern silver coin from Biafra realised about $8,812.50, including the 17.5 per cent buyer’s fee, in a recent auction held between January 19 – 22. The silverware, which is a rare and little understood silver coin from Biafra was one of the many highlights from an […]

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Africa: Stop Hounding Pro-Biafra Agitators Ohaneze tells FG

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohaneze-Ndigbo World-wide, has advised the federal government to go into dialogue with pro-Biafra agitators, especially members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), rather than  detaining and killing them. This is as it called on Igbos who have their investments outside Igboland, […]

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Africa: The man fighting for independence of Biafra… from a flat in Peckham

The man fighting for independence of Biafra… from a flat in Peckham Britain, which had drawn Nigeria’s borders arbitrarily, had little patience with locals trying to reshape colonial frontiers. London backed Nigeria’s army in strangling Biafra at birth, supplying weapons and turning a blind eye to a military blockade that resulted in the starvation of about a million people. Long […]

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Africa: Ojukwu wants a monument built in honour of an American boy who burnt himself for the sake of Biafra

Bianca who is the widow of the former leader of Biafra, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu has revealed that he asked her to do three things after his death. Vanguard reports that the former beauty queen spoke at an event marking Ojukwu’s fifth memorial in Owerri, Imo state where she expressed gratitude for being able to carry out Ojukwu’s wishes. She said: […]

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Confession: “why we killed Igbos in 1966” Gen. Adekunle

“If you want to get to know the devil of Africa, just ask for Adekunle. He is the man who is responsible for the death of 100,000 Ibo people,” Mister Ikpa said to Randolph Baumann, a Stern reporter, in 1968. Ikpa was the official representative of the Republic of Biafra in Lisbon. Randolph Baumann, who worked for the Stern Magazine […]

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African News: How Nigerian Army again massacred unarmed Igbo civilians

A week after the slaying of pro-Biafra demonstrators in Onitsha, details of how the mass killing was coordinated by security forces have emerged. PREMIUM TIMES reports that it has obtained an insider account by a whistleblower, who is an operative of the State Security Service. The same whistleblower had reached out and provided vital information to two human rights organization, […]

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Biafra: Nigerian Army killed 17 unarmed youths – Amnesty International

Amnesty International, the global human rights group, has claimed the Nigerian military shot dead unarmed civilians before a march to mark the anniversary of the 1967 Biafran declaration of independence. Police have said at least 10 people were killed — five in the town of Onitsha, Anambra state, and five in Asaba, in neighbouring Delta state — in violence linked […]

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Biafra Independence to Feature in Ghana Conference

By EmekaOkonkwo THE Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has called for unity among all the organisations advocating for the independence of the region. The call comes ahead of the All Biafra Conference initiated by the Organisation of Emerging African States, scheduled for Ghana on May 27. Aghaulor Godspower, Public Relations Officer of BNYL, confirmed they had received an invitation and […]

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Pope Greets Pro-Biafra Activists at the Vatican During Angelus Prayer

Pope Francis greeted a group of activists from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group, who are campaigning for secession from Nigeria, after they gathered at the Vatican on Sunday. IPOB is led by Nnamdi Kanu, a U.K.-Nigerian dual citizen who is currently detained in Nigeria, facing trial for treasonable felony. Kanu is the director of Radio Biafra, an underground […]

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