It has often been said, that those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it. With many of the issues currently occurring in Africa seemingly being repackaged versions of old problems, it is safe to say that the younger generation of Africans (abroad and on the continent) should make more concerted efforts to be aware, and carry conversations about our pasts in order to help create the changes that we want to see in the future. If you’re looking for somewhere to kick off your quest to gain knowledge on wars in Africa, George Washington University’s Remembering Biafra conference is a great start. Happening later this month, on April 20-21 (in Washington D.C.), the conference has been set to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the onset of the Nigerian Civil War. The conference features various scholars from across the country, as well as our (problematic) fave, Chimamanda Adichie,  as the keynote speaker. Visit rememberingbiafra.com for more information on the conference and to maybe even learn a bit more about the Biafran War.

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