Rwandans approve extension of presidential term limits

Rwandans approve extension of presidential term limits

This week africa round up on Biafra24 we bring you the news making headlines from local wards to to provincial administration, from east to west, north to south. Rwandans voted overwhelmingly to support changes to the constitution that would allow President Paul Kagame to extend his term in office, possibly until 2034, provisional results showed on Saturday. Kagame, 58, would be able to run again in 2017 after his second term ends. He has been…

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Nigeria Should Respect Rights of All Indigenous People to Self Determination-WIC

Nigeria Should Respect Rights of All Indigenous People to Self Determination-WIC

The World Igbo Congress (WIC) an Umbrella Igbo Organization based in the United States has called on the Buhari Administration and the DSS to respect the rights of all Indigenous Peoples to Self-determination in line with the United Nations A/RES/61/285 Charter. The organization also called for an unconditional Release of detained Nnamdi Kanu Director of Radio Biafra. Below is the full Press Release duly signed by Chairman of World Igbo Congress Joe Nze Eto ,…

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TO THE PEOPLE & NATION OF BIAFRA FROM BIAFRA FOUNDATION

TO THE PEOPLE & NATION OF BIAFRA FROM BIAFRA FOUNDATION

We need to review where we came from, where we are and where we are going. It is now fourty-five years since the Biafra – Nigeria War was officially declared ended. In a broadcast to the people of Nigeria and Biafra, General Yakubu Gowon, then Head of State of Nigeria declared very enthusiastically that there was “NO VICTOR AND NO VANQUISHED”. With a broad smile he declared the intention of his government and the people…

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Onyiorah -Revisiting misleading remarks about Biafra agitations

Onyiorah -Revisiting misleading remarks about Biafra agitations

Ever since the recently renewed struggle for the realization of the sovereign state of Biafra began, a lot of misleading and silly remarks and misinformation have flooded and continued to be peddled around the Nigerian political space about (Biafra) the upcoming newest country to join the league of sovereign states in the global map. Expectedly, part of the reasons for the propagation of all these stupid and misleading comments about Biafra is, arguably, not unconnected…

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Insight – Decades after Nigeria Genocidal war against Biafra, new Biafra movement grows

Insight – Decades after Nigeria Genocidal war against  Biafra, new Biafra movement grows

Nearly half a century after a civil war in which a million people died, 27-year-old Okoli Ikedi is part of a new protest movement in southeastern Nigeria calling for an independent state of Biafra. Such calls have become common since the leader of the group Ikedi represents in Enugu, the region’s main city, was arrested in October, prompting thousands in the oil-producing southeast to join demonstrations in recent weeks calling for his release. It’s another…

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BIAFRA: ‘Kanu, Onwuka, others should be released immediately, unconditionally’ -Comrade Chukwudi Anachuna, OYC president

BIAFRA: ‘Kanu, Onwuka, others should be released immediately, unconditionally’ -Comrade Chukwudi Anachuna, OYC president

Comrade Chukwudi Anachuna is the national president, Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), a youth organization that comprises Igbo youth groups globally. OYC is the umbrella body of these groups, which aims at pushing the causes of Igbo youths to fulfillment. our reporter met with him in Asaba,Anioma Province Biafra land, where he spoke about the current pro-Biafra protests. He also offers some advice to the Federal Government on addressing what he describes as injustice against Igbos….

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Nigeria is a military camp, operates with a military constitution’ -Comrade Zulu Ofoelue

Nigeria is a military camp, operates with a military constitution’  -Comrade Zulu Ofoelue

Comrade Zulu Ofoelue is both the General Secretary of Igbo National Council(INC), and United Action for Democracy(UAD), (national), which is a coalition of civil society groups in Nigeria. A He is also the Registrar, African Thinkers College of Education(ATCOE), in Enugu. In this exclusive interview with our Correspondent Maazi Ofoe, Ofoelue describes the Nigerian constitution as a defective document, and faults all its reviews due to military colouration. He also condemns the continued detention of…

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Greece and the Euro Zone Crises.

It is exactly five years since Greece joined the European Support Mechanism with the close cooperation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). At that time, the key and critical financial data were the following: GDP amounted to 222.151 billions at the end of 2010. The public debt was 148.3% as a percentage of GDP. Unemployment stood at 12.5%. The percentage of Greeks sho were living below the limits of poverty (earning less than 60% of…

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Putin: Turkey deliberately leading relations with Russia ‘into a gridlock

Putin: Turkey deliberately leading relations with Russia ‘into a gridlock

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Turkey of intentionally bringing relations with Russia into a ‘gridlock’ following the incident with the downed Russian bomber in Syria. The Turkish government has made no steps towards clearing up the situation with Russia after the Tuesday incident at the Syrian-Turkish border. The country has neither offered any compensation nor expressed any apologies over the death of the Russian pilot, thus apparently deliberately dampening relations with Moscow, Putin stressed…

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Russia to boycott Turkish goods; ‘We’ll buy from Israel instead’

Russia to boycott Turkish goods; ‘We’ll buy from Israel instead’

Russia ups retaliatory action after downing of jet by Turkey; looks to ban Turkish agricultural imports amid other ‘restrictive measures.’ Russia is preparing a raft of retaliatory economic measures against Turkey after Ankara downed one of its warplanes, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday – with Israel among several countries likely to benefit as Moscow looks for alternative trading and tourism partners. “The government has been ordered to work out a system of response measures…

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