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date: 14 April 2021

Biafran Civil War (1967–70) 

Source:
A Dictionary of African Politics
Author(s):

Nic Cheeseman,

Eloïse Bertrand,

Sa’eed Husaini

A period of civil conflict in Nigeria triggered by the attempted secession of the eastern part of the country as the Republic of Biafra. The Biafran Civil War, also known as the Nigerian Civil War, followed a rapid deterioration in relations between the main ethnic groups in Nigeria and between the governments of the northern, eastern, and western regions. The long- and medium-term drivers of the conflict were the legacy of ... ...

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