Nigeria official: Breakaway Rep. of Biafra leader Chukwuemeka Ojukwu dies at 78 after stroke

LAGOS, Nigeria — Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, a millionaire’s son who led Nigeria’s breakaway republic of Biafra during the country’s civil war that left 1 million dead, died in a London hospital Saturday after a protracted illness following a stroke. He was 78. The Biafran war brought the first televised images of skeletal, starving African children to the Western world, a sight repeated in the ...
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Added November 26, 2011
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