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Fellow Africans Give Relief Funds for Biafran Refugees Oct. 25, 1968.

By Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives
June 14, 2019

The Baptists of West Cameroon donated approximately $260 for the relief of refugees in the Nigerian-Biafra war. Such an endowment was cited as the most significant of sev…

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Baptists Pledge Aid As Biafra Surrenders Jan. 13, 1970

By Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives
June 14, 2019

As the war-torn Biafran section of Nigeria fell under the control of federal troops, H. Cornell Goerner, Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board secretary for Africa decla…

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Baptist Relief Efforts Wane As Eastern Nigeria Recovers Dec. 22, 1971

By Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives
June 14, 2019

Baptist assistance has significantly reduced; Nigerians have benefited from treatment dispersed by the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission and a contribution from the Nigeri…

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College Students Seek Funds For Starving People of Biafra Nov. 26, 1969

By Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives
June 14, 2019

College students, studying at three religious educational institutions, were knocking on doors in a city-wide campaign, focused on raising funds for air flights holdings …

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Biafra: The Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970

By Peter Baxter
June 14, 2019

Nigeria was a unique concept in the formation of modern Africa. It began life as a highly lucrative if climatically challenging holding of the Royal Niger Company, a Brit…

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Surviving in Biafra: The Story of the Nigerian Civil War

By Alfred Uzokwe
June 14, 2019

In 1966, several waves of rioting in northern Nigeria culminated in the brutal massacre of thousands of easterners by their northern Nigerian counterparts. Sensing that t…

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There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra

By Chinua Achebe
June 14, 2019

There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra is a memoir of Achebe’s experiences growing up in Nigeria, and specifically, his thoughts and commentaries the Nigeri…

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Nigeria and Biafra: My Story

By Philip Efiong
June 14, 2019

A detailed narrative of the most bloody war of the African continent, recounted through the perception of General Efiong, who was the People’s general.    &nb…

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Surviving Biafra: A Nigerwife’s Story

By S. Elizabeth Bird and Rosina Umelo
June 14, 2019

During the year of 1961, Rosina ‘Rose’ Martin married John Umelo, a young Nigerian, she met on a London Tube station platform. She eventually moved to Nigeria…

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Memo for U.S. Options in Biafra Relief Jan. 28, 1969

By President Henry A. Kissinger Administration
June 14, 2019

Published by the National Archives in Washington, DC, this memorandum of the Biafra relief issue was written January 28, 1969. It underlines the background of the Nigeria…

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MovieTone video on the Biafra Surrender to Nigeria

June 8, 2019

Published by the British Movietone, this short documentary details the Republic of Biafra surrender to Nigeria on January 15, 1970, “after a two-and-a-half-year-lon…

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Red Cross Trucks Parked in a Driveway

May 14, 2019

ICRC trucks parked across from the Central Tracing Agency. (Biafra conflict. Lagos. An ICRC vehicle in front of the Central Tracing Agency.) ICRC / R. Farquharson / V-P-…