Saturday, 13 May 2017

106th birthday of Louis Mbanefo

(Born 13 May 1911, Onicha, Biafra)
Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

ERUDITE human rights lawyer, distinguished international jurist at the International Court of Justice, The Hague, 1962-1966 during which he sets up the defining international legal protocols that ensure the restoration-of-independence for African peoples in Namibia from the European World occupation; Biafran chief justice and ambassador extraordinary in the resistance government against the Igbo genocide, one of the leading intellectuals who defends the people throughout the duration of phases I-III of this genocide by Nigeria and its suzerain state Britain led by Prime Minister Harold Wilson, the foundational genocide of post-(European) conquest Africa, 29 May 1966-12 January 1970, in which 3.1 million Igbo or 25 per cent of this nation’s population are murdered; Justice Mbanefo possesses that distinct scholar’s contemplative persona that has come to define the insistent resilience of the Biafra freedom movement
(John Coltrane Quintet, “Brasilia” [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone; Eric Dolphy, alto saxophone; McCoy Tyner, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Elvin Jones, drums; recorded: live, at The Village Vanguard, New York, US, 1-3 & 5 November 1961])

Twitter @HerbertEkweEkwe

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