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Title"... and back in Biafra..."
Extent1 cartoon
Creator NameGibbard; Leslie David (1945-2010); cartoonist
DescriptionThe cartoon shows a starving, naked, African man with a swollen belly holding out a begging bowl. The caption below read "spare a bullet, Yanks". The landscape behind him is sparse with no visible vegetation.

The cartoon relates to the Nigerian civil war which was fought between the federal government of Nigeria and the secessionist state of Biafra in the years 1967-1970. During the civil war approximately 2 million Biafran citizens died of starvation, as the Nigerian federal government used starvation as a weapon of war. The United States of America was officially neutral during the Nigerian civil war. However they also had a vested interest in keeping communism out of the region, and this was more likely under the Nigerian federal government.
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