A Blog From Biafra, Nigeria

This week, I attended a conference on health and nutrition in Nigeria. I landed in Lagos and, from there, flew to Owerri, the capital city of a region once known as Biafra. At one time, Biafra tried to break from British/Muslim control, and they were brutally suppressed.  Their attempted sovereignty was thwarted, and they were unable to gain their independence. Their population suffered significant hardship and mass starvation.  While today there is peace, the memories of these hard times cast long shadows and contribute to the attitudes and actions of these people today, including an ongoing Christian/Muslim tension, in which […]

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