Biafran


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Bi·a·fra

 (bē-ăf′rə, -ä′frə)
A region of southern Nigeria on the Bight of Biafra, an arm of the Gulf of Guinea stretching from the Niger River delta to northern Gabon. It formed a secessionist state from May 1967 to January 1970.

Bi·a′fran adj. & n.

Biafran

(bɪˈæfrən)
adj
(Placename) of or relating to Biafra or its inhabitants
n
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Biafra
Translations

Biafran

[bɪˈæfrən]
A. ADJde Biafra
B. Nnativo/a m/f or habitante mf de Biafra

Biafran

(Hist)
nBiafraner(in) m(f)
adjBiafra-; Biafran warBiafrakrieg m
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It's full of derring-do, be it battling Communists or being embedded with Biafran rebels in the short-lived but horrific Nigerian civil war in the late 1960s, an assignment that seems to have deeply affected him since.
On one occasion she wrote that "Dutch people should come with a health warning" and on another referred to herself as "hungrier than a Biafran as she's only eaten an egg today".
Forsyth, 77, who has published more than 20 novels, was approached by MI6 while covering the Biafran War of 1967-70 as a journalist.
General Adeyinka Adebayo, one of the oldest high-ranking retired Nigerian Army officers and a key figure in the 1960s Biafran war, expressed his support for Buhari's approach of building regional alliances.
1970: Nigeria's civil war ended when the Biafran army surrendered.
Despite the many challenges it faced, however, the organization demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to providing food and medical aid and ultimately alleviated the suffering of over eight million Biafran civilians.
The organisation was an initiative born in 1971, after a mission to Nigeria during the Biafran war, when the doctor and some of his peers with the French Red Cross, were denied permission to help victims of a cyclone in Bangladesh and provide emergency aid to victims of the war for independence there.
That conflict was followed by the Biafra war for independence in Nigeria, where he and other French doctors were horrified by certain governments' decisions not to help the Biafran people, who were being killed by the Nigerian army.
Chapter 2, by Lasse Heerten, focuses strongly on the international stage, looking at the human rights movement and the Biafran War of Secession in Nigeria (1967-1970).
Britain supported Lagos during the Biafran civil war to protect its oil and trading interests in Nigeria.
But our biggest worry was the increasingly dangerous political situation, which erupted in the Biafran civil war in 1967 and signalled the end of our ministry there.
The book explains the trend that accounted for the personality clash between General Yakubu Gowon, the military head of state of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the military governor of the eastern region and the head of (defunct) Biafran state, Lt-Col.