from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A region of eastern Nigeria on the Bight of Biafra, an arm of the Gulf of Guinea stretching from the Niger River delta to northern Gabon. It formed a secessionist state from May 1967 to January 1970.

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  • proper n. A short-lived secessionist state in southern Nigeria in the late 1960s.


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  • Yet, the tireless efforts of Dr. Johnson and other churchmen clergy and laity -- to relieve the suffering in Biafra is evidence enough of the primary and essential role of the church: the maintenance of the highest standard of human concern.

    Nigeria-Biafra Tragedy: Any Hope?

  • Adichie's family experienced the war in Biafra and from this comes her latest book reviewed here last year Half of a Yellow Sun

    A Golden Age

  • We were all acutely aware of what was happening Eat your dinner, children in Biafra would make that last

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  • He was there in Biafra throughout the war and witnessed atrocities and other things that went on.

    Out of the Darkness

  • We were all acutely aware of what was happening "Eat your dinner, children in Biafra would make that last a week" but until now I must confess I didn't really know the background.

    48 entries from November 2006

  • The initiators were a group of French doctors who had worked for the RED CROSS in Biafra and felt there was a need for an independent medical aid organisation where people in the field could speak openly about abuse and corruption in the countries where they work.

    The Nobel Stamps of 2001

  • Pakistan (later Bangladesh) – and one man-made – the cruel conflict in Biafra from 1967 to 1970.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1999 - Presentation Speech

  • Ten years ago we had the situation in Biafra, where the funds collected by the church for humanitarian aid were used for guns.

    Blame the Media

  • The result of the church's involvement in Biafra was that a civil war that would have ended within months, with a few thousands dead, was prolonged for two years and resulted in about two million dead.

    Blame the Media

  • Preaching on Biafra is easier than doing in Canada!

    Bilingualism: A Prescription for National Unity


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