- During the Nigerian civil war quite apart from support from the British government the Nigerian government received military and technical assistance from
Egyptin the form of pilots and from the Soviet Unionin the form of MIG fighters. After the war the Arab League "demanded" that all OAU countries break off diplomatic relations with Israeland Africa complied and virtually all African countries broke off diplomatic relations with Israel(excluding Lesotho, Swazilandand ). Would the Arab League attempt to be so bold and confident elsewhere? Whilst the African leaders presided over putrid economies with impoverished citizens, doing the bidding of the Arab League appeared their major pre-occupation. Did the Arab countries offer a dime to the African countries at this time and how much did Malawi Moscowinvest in Africaat this time? Yet before the 1973 break in diplomatic relations maintained over 236 experts in 25 African countries. (Israel and Africa: the problematic friendship By Joel Peters, Published by I.B.Tauris, 1992 ISBN 1870915100, 9781870915106) Israel
- In Darfur the Arab League has acquiesced in the genocide perpetrated by
with tacit Russian and Chinese military and diplomatic support; where is their concern for the Black African interest. Sudan Iranis currently establishing a secret intelligence listening post in Eritreafrom which it hopes to spy on as a first step towards its plan to "annihilate" the Jewish State Israel
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Monday, June 22, 2009
CONSTRUCTING A NEW NATIONAL PARADIGM
THE IGBO RANT
BIBLICAL TRADITIONS OF NDI IGBO BEFORE THE MISSIONARIES CAME TO AFRICA* IGBO 101.
THE IGBO TRIBE AND ITS FEAR OF EXTINCTION
The Igbo: We die for causes, not for personalities
Written by Emeka Maduewesi
~on fb. 28th September, 2016.
The Igbo will never die for anyone. We will not even riot for anyone. But the Igbo will die for any cause they believe in because the Igbo have a true sense of justice and a determination to obtain it.
The Igbo will not riot because one of their own lost an election. Operation Wetie was the Western response to a massively rigged 1965 election. The Yoruba doused fellow Yorubas in petrol and burnt them alife. Properties were burnt with occupants. The Igbo will never do this.
In 1983, the Yoruba went on a rampage again over the massive rigging by NPN. Lifes were lost and properties destroyed. The riots were over personalities.
Contrast that with Anambra State where Chief Emeka Ojukwu was rigged out by his own NPN, who also rigged out Chief Jim Nwobodo. The Igbo did not protest because the goat's head is still in the goat's bag.
In the North, ba muso was the battle cry when Sultan Dasuki was imposed on the Sokoto Caliphate. The riot and protest lasted for days and crippled economic activities.
The Igbo will riot over issues and causes. The Aba Women Riot was over Tax. The Enugu coal mine riot was about conditions of service. The Ekumeku Uprising was over British colonialization.
Those of "Ekumeku" ancestry - Umu Eze Chima and Umu Nri - were at the forefront of the struggles for Nigerian independence, with people like Dr. A A Nwafor Orizu and Chief Osita Agwuna serving prison terms. Any struggles the parents could not conclude is continued by the children by other means.
The Biafran war was a response to the genocide. The war in fact was brought upon us. The battlefield was Eastern Region. The war ended in 1970 but the issues and causes were not resolved. That is where we are today.
The Igbo will also jointly rise to fight evil in their midst. They did it in Onitsha in the 1980's, Owerri in the 90's, and with Bakkassi in the 2000.
The Igbo will not die for any man. But the Igbo will stand by any man who symbolizes their cause and their pursuit of justice. Even if the man dies, the struggle continues, and like the Ekumeku warriors, the children will pick up the baton from their parents.
This is the Igbo I know, the Igbo I am, and the Igbo we are. This is my story. Feel free to tell yours.
RT. HON. DR. NNAMDI AZIKIWE TO DR. CHUBA OKADIGBO (1981)
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