Saturday, 30 May 2015

48th anniversary of Biafra’s declaration of independence

The world turns and the world changes,
But one thing does not change.
In all my years, one thing does not change,
However you disguise it, this thing does not change:
The perpetual struggle between Good and Evil.
(TS Eliot, “Choruses from the Rock”, 1934)

On 30 May 1967, Biafra formally declares its independence from the Nigeria genocide-state in the wake of the murder of 100,000 Igbo children, women and men across most of north/parts of west Nigeria in phases-I and II of the genocide Nigeria launched on 29 May 1966 (29 May 1966-3 January 1967, 6 January 1967-5 July 1967) and which would be expanded, subsequently, to phase-III with the genocidist invasion of Biafra (6 July 1967-12 January 1970) and its murder of 3 million additional Igbo children, women and men – foundational, most gruesome and expansive and devastating genocide of post-(European)conquest Africa

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