Ukpabi Asika Assumes Control of Eastern Nigeria: 1970

From Max Siollun's Website Sat Feb 23 2013, 10:23:13   Great BBC report about the end of the Nigerian civil war in 1970. Ukpabi Asika assumed control as administrator of the East Central State at the war's end. This video analyses the awesome challenges he faced in trying to reconstruct an area destroyed by war, and people impoverished by a food blockade. Instructive [...]

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