Did France Arm Biafra's Bid to Break From Nigeria?
The ethnic Igbo-majority Eastern Region declared its independence on 30 May 1967. The attempt to break away led to a 32-month war, resulting in between 500,000 and two million deaths due to starvation caused by Nigeria's blockade of the breakaway region, writes RFI's Michel Arseneault.
RFI, 25 May 2017
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Vanguard, 25 May 2017
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France was reportedly involved in Biafra's breakaway bid.