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Minorities combat economic exclusion - photo story from the UN Minorities Forum 

The third UN Forum on Minority Issues took place in Geneva in December 2010. This year’s Forum, which is the only one of its kind and focused on effective participation in economic life, brought 500 participants together, including minority activists from all regions of the world, NGOs, academics and experts, as well as delegates from some 75 States.MRG’s Media Officer, Emma Eastwood, was there...

UK/Nigeria: London Igbos march in protest against killings committed by Boko Haram 

By Chizom Ekeh Saturday 18 February 2012 (London, UK) More than 200 people from London’s Igbo community have marched on Downing Street calling for an end to the targeted killing of Christians in northern eastern Nigeria by the terrorist Islamist group, Boko Haram.The protest, organised by the Nigeria Peace Rally, which was set up in the aftermath of the Christmas day...

UK/Nigeria: RADIO BIAFRA LONDON IS BACK!  

After two years of absence the legendary Radio Biafra London (RBL) is back on air and will resume on SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2012 at 8pm broadcasting twice a week on 11870 kHz frequency on the shortwave band from its London Studio to all African countries with concentrated footprint in Nigeria. Listeners in the Greater London area can tune into 94.3FM at the same...

URGENT PRESS RELEASE:RADIO BIAFRA LONDON BROADCAST TIME IS NOW 9PM NIGERIAN TIME 

Listen to Radio Biafra London Tonight and every THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS From 9pm to 10pm Nigerian Time on 11870kHz or 11.87mHz on SHORTWAVE 25 Meter Band OUR BROADCAST TIME IS NOW 9PM NIGERIAN TIME This is to bring to the notice of the public that owing to sustained and vicious attack on our website and repeated attempts by the Government of...

UK/Nigeria: Stop gay Biafran activist Joshua Odeke from being forcibly deported on 7 June 

Gay Biafran activist Joshua Odeke is billed for forced deportation from the UK (Home Office Ref O1151115). He is due to be forcibly removed to Nigeria on charter flight PVT090 on 7th June 2012. Joshua fled Nigeria due to his political activities there, namely his involvement with the non-violent Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), which campaigns openly...

Nigeria: Genocide in Plateau state 

“The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather Uthman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent the change of power. We must use minorities in the north as willing tools and the South as a conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us and never allow them to have control of their future”... by Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of...

Peoples under Threat 2013 photo story: Risk of mass killing reaches critical level in Africa and the Middle East 

Each year, Minority Rights Group’s annual Peoples under Threat survey lists countries where communities are most at threat of genocide or mass killing.The latest survey, launched in July 2013, shows that sectarian killing between Sunni and Shi’a has risen dramatically and presents an urgent threat to life across much of the Middle East and into Asia.According to authoritative indicators factored into the Peoples under...

Nigeria: Ogoni People give gov't 90-day ultimatum to implement UNEP report during celebrations to mark International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 

Over ten thousand Ogonis, including Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) activists, marched on Bori, the Ogoni ancestral capital, to protest the failure of the Nigerian Government to implement the UNEP environmental assessment report on Ogoni two years after its official release. They gave a 90-day ultimatum to the Federal Government of Nigeria to set in motion the proper...

SWM 2014: Taking steps to promote peace and reconciliation in West Africa 

Case study by Paige Wilhite JenningsThough much of this chapter makes grim reading, there are concrete grounds for hope in the region. In Sierra Leone, where around 60 per cent of the population is believed to be Muslim and another 20 to 30 per cent Christian, ethnicity played a role in over a decade of war. Religion, however, reportedly did not. Sierra Leone, according...

Nigeria: Ogoni people hail London court ruling against Shell  

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has hailed the landmark decision of the London Technological and Construction Court, which held that Shell would be liable for damages inflicted on individuals and communities even if the cause of such damage was sabotage done to its infrastructure, if it has failed to take enough steps to protect the assets including pipelines from...

Nigeria: Ethnic Minorities under Threat 

Click on the link below to download an analysis of the current conflict in north-eastern states and Middle Belt....

Nigeria: The Ogoni film (working title) 

"The Ogoni” (working title) is an observational feature documentary which tells a story that began many years ago, and whose outcome is unlikely to be revealed for a very long time. It takes place in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria and its backdrop, an area of 450 sq miles, Ogoniland, was, in the past, a region of green and astonishing beauty. The population...

Nigeria: Ogoni rights body condemns military invasion  

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) condemns the invasion on 23 February 2016 of Ogoni communities by the Nigerian military and demand withdrawal of government forces. According to MOSOP the army attacked Bori, shooting indiscriminately and advancing into adjoining communities including Zaakpon. The shooting resulted into loss of civilian lives, injuring some and paralyzed work in the Ogoni capital....

Minority Voices Podcast - March 2016 

Welcome to MRG's March 2016 Minority Voices Podcast. This month we speak to one of our staff members about her recent trip to Iraq, an experience which also held great personal significance, and check out a protest song from the Nigerian master of Afrobeat himself, Fela Kuti....

Nigeria: Appeal to release Nnamdi Kanu, and to stop Nigeria Government from ongoing massacre of innocent Biafrans and forced disappearance of young Biafrans and IPOB members in Biafraland and in Nigeria 

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF NNAMDI KANU, APPEAL TO MINORITY RIGHTS GROUP INTERNATIONAL :Esteemed Minority Rights Group International ,the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) would like to bring your attention to what is happening in Nigeria between Nigerian Government and Biafrans. I'm sure you must have heard of Biafra and the civil war between Nigeria and Biafra called "Biafran War" between 1967-1970...



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