02-295 Topics Cameroon Biafra, Bight of Nigeria Fernando Po (Equatorial Guinea) Genres Maps Nautical charts Type of Resource Cartographic Identifiers RLIN/OCLC: 40343938 NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13909432 Bight of Biafra was also in the map when Europeans came to Africa. Ambazonia Should the Igbo go it alone, it is guaranteed that they will not be the smallest nation on Earth and even if they were, what difference will it make. Bandera de Biafra: Himne: Land of the Rising Sun (en): Localització 6° 27′ N, 7° 30′ E  /  6.45°N, 7.5°E  / We cannot wrap up Igbo future with those of other people as it is. If care is not taken, and if we continue so negligently traveling this road it might lead to unnecessary heartaches and pains. Other members of the Gov­erning Council are drawn from all parts of Biafraland, including South East, parts of South-South and parts of the Middle Belt being the land of Biafra, as shown in the Ancient Map of Biafra 1660 and 1707, which we have filed in court.” The survivors of the Pogrom ran back to the Eastern Region, which included Igbo and non-Igbo. 1 – FULL RADIOBIAFRA BROADCAST, BIAFRA IPOB: SPEECH By MAZI NNAMDI KANU – 18th April Pt. ( Log Out /  Historical Maps. But i promise, I will rise some day to put Biafra were it belongs. ( Log Out /  Other members of the Governing Council are drawn from all parts of Biafraland, including South East, parts of South-South and parts of the Middle Belt being the land of Biafra, as shown in the Ancient Map of Biafra 1660 and 1707, which we have filed in court.” To: All Indigenous People of Biafra at home and abroad But I wonder how many of us have contemplated what the map of the new Biafra will look like. Biafra was a country that existed on the Ancient Map of Africa for about 400 years before Nigeria was created in 1914, i.e before the First Map was created. Biafra is not the invention of any of the European countries. It is a pity that Ojukwu failed. Ethiopian Troops Fire On UN Staffers In Tigray After Defying Checkpoints, Turkey Threatens Christian Communities In Northern Syria In New Offensive, CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: The End of the Exile is Here, This Chanukah, It Is Time To Finally Break The Chains Of The CCP And Their Global Partners, A DIFFERENT TAKE ON THE EFFIE EITAM / YAD VASHEM DISPUTE. Nobody is now sure what that kingdom was, what its laws and arts and tools were like. The story of the fight became the “holy” mission to liberate or save non-Igbo ethnic peoples of Eastern Region from the Igbo who wanted to lord it over them and steal their God-given resources from them. And those who have money may choose to go along with the old order within which they made their money. However, as most of us will recall, many of the best and greatest Biafran war generals and heroes were from the west bank. Igbo leaders agitating for the actualisation of the state of Biafra have revealed their admission as mem­bers of the Economic, So­cial and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) General Assembly of the African Union (AU). AND WE MUST GET IT BACK! Biafra has been in existence before the Greece, Before the United Kingdom and even before the Roman Empire. It is the way that we choose to define the map and the other aspects of the Biafran business from the beginning that other outside interest groups will follow. 1 – FULL RADIOBIAFRA BROADCAST, BIAFRA IPOB: SPEECH By MAZI NNAMDI KANU – 18th May 2015 Pt. The old Biafran map included non-Igbo speaking areas because of the circumstances that produced the map in the first place. MAP of NIGERIA – This is Why we Fight and the More Reason, WHY WE MUST WIN! 0. But we know the reason why. In the new Biafra which we want to build, we would rather build a roof that will not just protect the Igbo from the hate and assaults from the enemy, in addition, we should endeavor to create a national atmosphere that will enable the people to unleash their creative potentials and constantly reach for the stars. Agitators for the actualisation of the state of Biafra have revealed their admission as mem­bers of the Economic, So­cial and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) General Assembly of the African Union (AU). These people faced almost an entire hostile and unsmiling world, looked at it in the eyes, and did not blink. Historical Maps. As we said earlier, it is not necessarily this generation that will suffer but further down the road, the people will pay dearly for today’s negligence. . The original word used by the European travellers was not Biafra but Biafara, Biafar and sometimes also Biafares. Agitators for the actualisation of the state of Biafra have revealed their admission as mem­bers of the Economic, So­cial and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) General Assembly of the African Union (AU). Eluwa. In the end it seemed to have made certain the final and eternal demise of Igbo’s real national and cultural identity. Historically, all those who received the European’s manufactured Warrant Chief and Igwe staff of office in Igbo land were the thieves, social pariahs, abani di egwu and all those at the fringes of the society who cared less about the people’s culture and values. The old Biafra was a child of circumstance which was thrust on the people by the exigencies of events and emergencies of their time. Kee preaching the gospel of the restoration of the kingdom of God on earth! As we all know, the old Biafra and the Biafrans of old; the people who defined the first Biafra, did not have the luxury of time and knowledge which the new definers are privileged to have. Thus the northern Sudan and Sahelian Savannah region of the country is made up of Muslim majority, while the southern population was predominantly Christian and Animist. Thus, the Igbo became completely isolated and demonized as the story sounded believable to the lazy listeners. Depending on how they handled land issues. However, Biafra, as a Nation (Kingdom), has been in existence for over 5000 years. In Igbo society today, there are more chiefs than the Igbo as the greatest struggle has become who will go by the biggest sounding titles. The Igbo therefore, must learn to depend on their selves. The Kingdom was then spelt as “Biafara”. Ikpa oke ani, that is mapping out the boundaries and ownership of lands, is an important function in Igbo society. And the truth is that even foreigners will prefer that the Igbo do not drag along unwilling others into this new Biafran enterprise. Until then, what have we got to show as it is, nothing. Biafarans! So long as the best and the most honorable of us continue to abandon this duty to the less gifted and the not so honorable characters among us, then the battle will be stretched and Igbo honor and prestige will be diminished. Pinterest. Then they may elect to want to join us based on real and verifiable facts. At first the others gladly accepted and went along with the dream. It will be a bad dream for us to produce any map of the new Biafra that incorporates other ethnicities that are not Igbo speaking without qualifications. It is a fast spreading and…, +20 HELP PROMOTE THIS CLASS BY JOINING OUR COMMUNITY HERE This world is filled with…. However, now we are being given a second chance and we may be recklessly driving along the same road which the colonialists traveled. . But the game would quickly change soon after. I will continue to pray as God Amighty has won the battle in spirit realm so it stand…Be encouraged ye sons of our father land the Republic & kingdom of Biafra, never give up Our God is with us cheers all. Who knows, we may be about to create a new Nigeria-Biafra. European historians had made this discovery way back in time but kept them a guarded secret so that it would serve their aim of keeping the black race in perpetual exploitation. How it will happen is that Igbo population which is maybe four times the population of these other “future partners,” and because the Igbo are just as talented as the others, proportionally it will make the Igbo to seem to be dominating in all aspects of the new nation. Biafra (oficiale la Respubliko de Biafra) estis secesiista nerekonita ŝtato en Okcidentafriko kiu ekzistis de 30 majo 1967 ĝis januaro 1970; ĝi konsistis el la ŝtatoj en la Orienta Regiono de Niĝerio. ( Log Out /  Ever since, the struggle has remained the cutthroat competition to launder those filthy dubious gains where falsehood is called truth while condemning in the same breath, the old and tested traditional principles of aka idi ocha, offor, ogu and ikenga. They were told that it was the Igbo who were their (Nigeria’s) problem which they wanted to eliminate. In the process of doing this, a lot of factors are taken into consideration. I am myself at home with this knowledge owing to my background as a historian. But each generation must fight their own battles and win their own victories. It is the people that make a state. The new Biafra is an emergency but the emergency we are confronted with today is completely different from that of the old Biafra. Unfortunately, fifty years after, this story has persisted and it’s not going away anytime soon. The ancient maps of Africa as of 1660 to 1707, it clearly shows that Biafra was in it. 1 – FULL RADIOBIAFRA BROADCAST, BIAFRA IPOB: SPEECH By MAZI NNAMDI KANU – 19th April 2015 Pt. For the sake of emphasis; has anyone wondered why don’t the Israelis merge their state with Lebanon or any of their other Arab neighbors so they can be big and heterogeneous. Maps indicating the word Biafara (sometimes also Biafares or Biafar) with corresponding year: 1662 1660 1707 1729 Maps from the 19th century indicating Biafra as the region around today's Cameroon: 1843 Additional maps from the Michigan State University Map Collection See also. Then it was easy for the British to tell Nigerians to create autonomous states for the non-Igbo peoples as guarantee and assurance that the intention of the war was to save them from Igbo domination and marginalization; hence the twelve states were announced by the Nigerian leadership. If the best among us should abandon this job to the less gifted as is, then the new Biafra would have been lost as the old Igbo society got lost when the Whiteman came and sold to the Igbo the idiocy of chieftaincy titles, igwe stools and that hollow mockery of human dignity and honor when every Igbo son and daughter began to refer to themselves as princes and princesses. To achieve an authentic new Biafran map we have to bear in mind some few basic facts. in order to feel relevant and shore up their self-worth anchored on nothingness. Twitter. There was an Eastern Region which was created by the colonialists and it included non-Igbo speaking areas. Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps. Maps indicating the word Biafara (sometimes also Biafares or Biafar) with corresponding year: 1662; 1660; 1707; 1729; Maps from the 19th century indicating Biafra as the region around today's Cameroon: 1843; Additional maps from the Michigan State University Map Collection References ^ But by all means and at all costs, I think that the Igbo cannot afford to take this disease of hollow mockery of our true humanity into the new Biafra. However, Biafra, as a Nation (Kingdom), has been in existence for over 5000 years. Many of his brethren derscribed his effort in disparaging terms. In the end, if a geographical space and sovereignty is achieved, it would have become a pyric victory and the inadvertent creation of another Nigeria with a different name. This new move will be based on recklessness, negligence and unfounded fear. In tragedy, because the best of the people came together to work for the common good and for the honor of Fatherland, Biafra became a success and a pride that today fifty years after, continues to elicit memorable and nostalgic feelings. As for the "Republic of Biafra" we know a great deal. But I wonder how many of us have contemplated what the map of the new Biafra will look like. La lando prenis sian nomon de la Bight of Biafra (Anfraktu de Biafra), la … And if we are talking of Biafra where the Igbo are involved, (the Biafra in question is a supposedly geographical and political independent or self-governing sovereign state) then we must make every effort to define the extent and boundaries of this sovereignty right from the start. At the same time, we must never discard or treat lightly the great achievements of our fathers and mothers. These cries will in turn serve as cogs in the wheel of the new nation. We must always stand on their shoulders and start from where they stopped. It was the same with the Israeli Diaspora when in 1897 Theodor Hertzl rose to fight for the creation of a state of Israel in Palestine. While excluding, in the interest of assuring our neighbors and cousins around us, all non-Igbo lands and territories. Igbo alone has a population of about 50 million. Ironically, when we look at it in a more holistic light, the worst loss to the Igbo may not be the millions of deaths; killed by the genocidal state of Nigeria. Biafra was a country that existed on the Ancient Map of Africa for about 400 years before Nigeria was created in 1914, i.e before the First Map was created. Date Created: 1702 - 1707 (Approximate) Place: London Library locations Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division Shelf locator: Map Div. When it was clear that the other non-Igbo peoples went along with the Igbo in the 1967 Biafra, it was easy for the British to capitalize on that to defeat the Igbo. THERE is a "Kingdom of Biafra" on some old maps which were made by early white explorers of the west coast of Africa. It’s true that such extrapolation may be a bridge that we are yet to get to but we will surely get there and will then be required to cross it. For this and for many other reasons we need to have a clear definition of the geographical map of the area we are talking about as the new Biafra. Yet, for the sake of progress and the well-being of all, there will be unified standards which should not be compromised in order to satisfy the quota of a stakeholder who may be unwilling to make some extra effort in contributing to improve and advance the lot of the common good. Thank God I now know about the history of my country Biafra, I’m not just going to be fighting for a nation that existed for only three years, I’m now going to be fighting for the nation of my ancestors, the kingdom in which my ancestors dwelled. 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