Nigeria’s conflict with separatists calling for an independent state, known as Biafra, has escalated in recent months. The leader of the main pro-Biafra group, Nnamdi Kanu, was bailed in April after being held in detention without trial since October 2015. Since Kanu’s release, calls by his organization—the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)—for a referendum on independence…


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