This declaration is from none other but Olusegun Obasanjo – speaking in
(Obusonjo’s unmistakeable verdict: “[Age of pestilence
] is jinxed and cursed...”) Nigeria
“[J]inxed and cursed”-
During the course of 44 months, beginning from 29 May 1966,
The skies of Biafra were neither spared from this “shoot-at-everything” monstrosity. In June 1969 Obasanjo ordered his air force to shoot down a 3-person crew international Red Cross aircraft bringing urgent relief to the encircled, blockaded and bombarded Igbo and he later boasted fiendishly of this crime in his memoirs, aptly entitled My Command (Ibadan & London, 1980: 78-79).
(DC-7 aircraft similar to the ICRC relief-carrying plane shot down over south Biafra by genocidist Nigeria military on the orders of Obusonjo)Not since the German genocide against the Herero, Nama and Berg Damara peoples in contemporary
(The New York Contemporary Five plays John Tchicai’s composition, “Trio” – [personnel: Archie Shepp, tenor saxophone; Don Cherry, pocket trumpet; Tchicai, alto saxophone; Don Moore, bass; JC Moses, drums [recorded: live, Jazzhus Montmarte, Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 November 1963][note particularly Tchicai’s ethereal solo - first - at this session])