Monday, 27 March 2017

Why Biafra will unlock several Biafras across Africa within a generation...

Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

NEITHER Britain nor Nigeria can stop the current Biafra freedom train. No one else can.

This Igbo march to freedom, an inalienable right for all peoples, is unstoppable. In the foundational genocide of post-(European)conquest Africa, Britain in alliance with its ruthless client-state it calls Nigeria, 2960 miles away in southwestcentral Africa, have spent the past 51 years, beginning on Sunday 29 May 1966, waging a most gruesome and devastating murder campaign on Igbo people to destroy this freedom movement.


Historically embedded 

Contrary to the often generalised, predictable characterisation evident in international relations discourses, especially currently, the Anglo-Nigeria alliance, particularly London’s historically embedded relationship with that very apex retrograde religio-ideational-regional grouping in genocidist Nigeria is not really as unlikely as some may wish to think 

(, accessed 26 March 2017). 

Indeed during phases I-III of the Igbo genocide (29 May 1966-12 January 1970), Britain and Nigeria murdered 3.1 million Igbo, 25 per cent of this nation’s population. Since then, the genocidists have murdered tens of thousands of additional Igbo. According to human rights organisations in Biafra, 2000 Igbo have been murdered between October 2015 and presently by the Nigeria regime, currently headed by Muhammadu Buhari, a notoriously fiendish genocidist operative who has been centrally involved in the genocide since 1966. The Igbo genocide is the longest and one of the bloodiest genocides of contemporary history. On the record, no single nation or people in Africa has suffered this extent of a catastrophic state(s)’-premeditated and organised genocide in history as the Igbo.


IGBO SURVIVAL from this catastrophe has therefore been one of the preeminently celebratory outcomes of recent history. The Igbo are primed to deploy their phenomenal resilience from this history as it embarks on the expansive reconstructionary endeavour to transform their Biafra homeland into a haven of creativity, humanism and progress, in the wake of the genocide. 

Despite the genocide and occupation, the Igbo control one of Africa’s best-developed multidisciplinary humanpower conglomeration of assets which will be invaluable in the mission ahead. Additionally, they will be tapping into an epoch of immense possibilities in Africa – an Africa that, since 1981, has been a net-exporter of capital to the West World and elsewhere, gargantuan resources that should never leave this continent but retained therein solely for the peoples who have created this wealth, and an Africa whose millions of émigirés in the West World and elsewhere are now net-exporters of capital back to Africa through the latter’s remittances year in, year out 



Biafra flowers of rebirth

Biafran reconstruction at once signals to the rest of the constituent peoples and nations enveloped in the European-created “Berlin-states” of death, immiseration, desolation and hopelessness that freedom and transformation, right there in Africa, are achievable goals – that African peoples can build, reconstruct, embark on all possibilities of working for themselves and appropriating the fruits of their labour from their land and on their own terms... The world must now know that Biafra flowers innumerable Biafras of rebirth not seen in Africa for 500 years.

(Jackie McLean Quartet, “Melody for Melonae” [personnel: McLean, alto saxophone; Walter Davis, Jr, piano; Herbie Lewis, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 19 March 1962])

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