On the causes and consequences of secessionism

What you need to know:

  • For opposition supporters, this is emblematic of a much broader process of economic and political exclusion.
  • According to Amnesty International, this strategy has resulted in around 150 people losing their life so far.

Secessionism is on the rise in Africa. In Nigeria, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has revived the memory of the Biafran government that attempted to break away from the rest of the country in the 1960s.

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