Just like Biafra: 7 groups who want their own countries in Africa

Just like Biafra: 7 groups who want their own countries in Africa

There are several currently active separatist movements across Africa, either fighting for secession or independence or both. These struggles are sometimes marked by violence and mass arrests.

In Nigeria, most people of Igbo ethnic extraction are fighting for Biafra, with groups such as Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).

Below is a list of other such groups across Africa:

1. Algeria - Kabyle

The ethnic group, Kabyles of Algeria are fighting for an Independent state named Kabylie. Their political party is the Movement for the Autonomy of Kabylie.

2. Angola - Lunda-Tchokwé

The ethnic group, the Lunda-Tchokwé of Angola are fighting for the Democratic Republic of Lunda-Tchokwé (República Democrática da Lunda-Tchokwé).

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3. Cameroon - Calabars

The ethnic group, Calabars of Cameroon are fighting for the Democratic Republic of Bakassi, using the Bakassi Movement for Self-Determination. They also have a militant organization known as the Bakassi Freedom Fighters.

4. Republic of the Congo - South Congo

The ethnic group of the South Congo (Brazzaville) are fighting for their own State of South Congo using the pressure group: Provisional Assembly and governance of the State of South Congo.

5. Equatorial Guinea - Bubi

The ethnic group Bubi wants their own independent Bioko Island, their group is named the Movement for the Self-Determination of Bioko Island.

6. Kenya - Mombasa

The ethnic group Mombasa is fighting for a Mombasa Republic with their political group Mombasa Republican Council.

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7. South Africa - Afrikaners

The ethnic group, Afrikaners are proposing an independent state of Volkstaat, using the Orania Movement and political party Freedom Front Plus.

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Meanwhile, in Nigeria, the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF), Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari and one of the arrowheads in the struggle to redress perceived injustice in the Niger Delta has said that Biafra will be independent whether some people in the country like it or not.

Watch this NAIJ.com video to see how Nigerians feel about the secession struggle:

Source: Naij.com

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