Understanding The Biafran Flag

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Good day everyone. I want to take this time out to explain the Biafran flag for those who do't understand it. I will be brief and straight to the point. First let me infom that the inspiration of the Biafran flag was drived from Marcus Garvey flag, a Jamaican activist who sought to unify all the blacks in the world both in and outside Africa and end colonialism. His flag was simply red, black and green Now to the meaning of Biafran flag RED: Biafra was formed by Odumegwu Ojukwu(May his soul rest in peace) immidiately after the masaccare of many Igbos around the country. Red represents blood in honour to all the matyrs. BLACK: Black represents the skin colour of the Igbos and the struggle for Biafran was seen as a pan African movement to free blacks from the manipulations of Britain. Already, British control in Nigeria was mostly challenged by people of Igbo extraction both during and after colonization. Biafra was seen by most proponents as a country which will surley query this exploitations. It is beleived within the Biafran circle that on of the reasons why Britain was not confortable with Nigerian separation is that with the human resources the Biafrans have, if oil resources is added, then their influence will surely be challenged. GREEN: Because the east existed in vegetation area of the country and have lively potentials, green was added. SUN: Simply because they live in the east where the sun set. Thanks for reading

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