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July 28, 2020

Through the Imperial Lens: The Role of Portugal in the Nigeria-Biafra War

By Arua Oko Omaka

Through the Imperial Lens: The Role of Portugal in the Nigeria-Biafra War (2019) argues that Portugal imperial interests in African informed its roles in the war. Portugal provided access routes to to Biafra and facilitated the recruitment of mercenaries and the provision of military equipment for Biafra. Such assistance helped sustain the conflict and thereby diverted the attention of the world community away from its unpopular policies in Africa.

Omaka, Arua Oko. “Through the Imperial Lens: The Role of Portugal in the Nigeria-Biafra War.” Journal of Global South Studies, vol. 36, no. 1 (2019), 186-189.