Friday, 13 May 2016

105th birthday of Louis Mbanefo

(Born 13 May 1911, Onicha, Biafra)
Erudite human rights lawyer, distinguished international jurist at the International Court of Justice, The Hague, 1962-1966, Biafran chief justice, ambassador extraordinary, and one of the leading intellectuals who defends the people during the Igbo genocide by Nigeria and ally Britain, foundational genocide of post-(European) conquest Africa, 29 May 1966-12 January 1970, in which 3.1 million Igbo or one-quarter of this nation’s population are murdered
(George Russell Sextet, “Ezz-thetic” – personnel: Russell, piano; Don Ellis, trumpet; Dave Baker, trombone; Eric Dolphy, alto saxophone; Steve Swallow, bass; Joe Hunt, drums [recorded Riverside Records, New York, US, 8 May 1961])
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