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A War By Any Other Name: The Use of Analogies in the Nigeria-Biafra War

Claudia Dessanti


Student Paper, April 2016

Between July 1967 and January 1970, the Federation of Nigeria was embroiled in a bloody civil war. After gaining its independence from Britain in October 1960, the large West African country struggled to maintain unity among its principal ethnic groups and regions: the Ibo in the southeast, the Hausa in the north, and the Yoruba in the southwest.

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Biafran War Database.
Editor: Azuka Nzegwu.

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