This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For November 7, 2008
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
The world—the entire Planet—has come alive, woken up and moved by the fact of Barack Obama’s winning of the Presidential election in the USA., the first Black man to earn such a hitherto impossible honor. In this august and moving event, President-elect of the USA, Mr. Obama, proved to and reminded all, that everything and anything is possible and achievable in the US if you believe and work for it. As we weep tears of joy and astonishment in celebration of this historic occurrence, we have to capture the lesson and the Spirit of the moment to declare to unbelievers that the actualization of Biafra is not just possible, but a reality which we shall accomplish and witness.
Uwa na ile ji anya-mmiri-akwa nke obi-uto e le Obodo America ebe ha turu vote ka Onye Ojii wuru President ha. O nweghi onye turu anya na ndi America nwere ike i me Onye Ojii onye isi America. Ma, Dike Barack Obama, Onye Ojii, ka ndi America hoputara i were ochichi America na afo ohuru na a bia. Mgbe udi ihe di otua nwere ike i me, mara kwa unu—unu a tughila egwu—na nweta Biafra ga e meriri
Forty years ago, while we were becoming roiled in the beginning phases of Biafra actualization on the African continent, Martin Luther King Jr., leading and dying in the struggle for the emancipation of Blacks in America, foresaw and foretold this present moment, as declared in his timeless speech, “I Have a Dream...” Obama’s election today as the next President of the US by the US citizens is a tangible fulfillment of this dream, a dream that otherwise seemed impossible for the foreseeable centuries and indeed, for the foreseeable future. Believe! We ask you to believe in the dream that Biafra will come to be: Biafra shall come to be.
Ogu-afo-abuo gara a ga, mgbe okwu Biafra bidoro na ala anyi, na ala America ka otu nwoke onye UkoChukwu, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., bilitere. Martin Luther King Jr., Onye Ojii, wu onye isi otu ndi na a cho ka nde Ojii na America nwee otu nsopuru, na ugwu, na ike nke ndi ocha ibe ha nwere na ala America.O gwara anyi ihe o huru na ohu (“I have a Dream”), na ubochi ahu na a bia mgbe ihea ga e mezu. O nweghi onye kwere na ohu ahu ga e mecha mezuo na ndu anyi, ma o wudi na oge owula. Ma, taa, na mmadu Barack Obama, site na nghoputa ndi America ghoputara ya, Onye Ojii, i chi America, ohu ahu e mezue la. Nwee nu unu okwukwe!: Biafra ga a di; Biafra a diwo.
Everyone in the US (as well as the entire world) was inspired by Obama’s speeches as he started this impossible run. But, it was the younger generation of Americans which was most stirred to wake up from its apathy by the message of Obama. Yes, the American Youth woke up and decided to act, using the legal and civil avenue open to it—the US elections and associated processes—in joining Obama to change America. Thus, the youth of America chanted, “Yes, We can!” to echo Obama’s pragmatic philosophy and drive; and on November 4th 2008, wept. As tears ran down their cheeks, they now sang, “Yes, we have!” Obama had—unbelievably—won, because of them. We urge our Biafra Youth to do the same for Biafra actualization: say with us, “’Yes, we can!’, Biafra” and act—do your part, with whatever is available to you, so we may all weep in the joy of the incredible success of Biafra’s actualization.
O wu na-ezi na okwu Barack Obama meturu ndi mmadu na uwa dum na obi. Ma, okwu ya kpotere mmuo ndi Youth America, nke ka na e ghi urha na mbido. Mgbe ndi Youth America si na urha bilie, ha e soro okwu Obama, ruo oru, rusie ya ike, mee ka Obama wuru onye ga e du America na ochichi, onye ha ga e so, nye aka ka America yigharia, gbanwee, ka America bido i bi ndu ohuru, nke uwa dum turu anya na America ga a wu. “Yes, We Can”—“Anyi nwere ike”—wu okwu ahu. Na onwa November, na ubochi ano, na afo 2008, ndi Youth America mere ka ha na America mara na “Anyi nwere ike...Anyi ga e me ya,” otu ha jiri tinye Barack Obama, Onye Ojii, na ochichi America. Nkea mere ka anya-mmiri-akwa obi-uto gbaa mmadu na ile. Nke mere anyi ji zi a gwa ndi Youth Biafra: mara unu na “Anyi nwere ike”—“Yes, we can” Mee unu ihe ga e nye anyi Biafra ugbua, ka anya-mmiri-akwa nke obi-uto gbaa kwa nu anyi.
It is often said, “Youth is wasted on the youth...” Well, no longer: not in America, not this time around. Not in Obama’s America, not in Obama’s time. The American Youth proved that Youth is alive, a mover-and-shaker, an over-achieving force which never misses its target, which brings home the prize. Biafra Youth: are you listening?
Wake up from slumber and apathy, oh Youth of Biafra! Awake from your coma, People of Biafra! Your present is destroyed, your past was agony; the future does not exist for you in Nigeria. Unless you, our Youth, the most and worst impacted, do something about your future—our future—now. Borrow a leaf from your US age-mates, your US youth-peers. Act, like they did. What the American youth did for their country, you can do for yours, you can do for Biafra. Actualize Biafra—now.
Umu Youth America e mee la ihe i mezi obodo America: umu Youth Biafra, kedu mgbe unu ga e me nke unu, nke anyi, i mezi Biafra? Kedu mgbe unu ga e teta na urha, bilie, ga ruo oru anyi i nweta Biafra, nwetara anyi Biafra? Unu e chefughikwala na o nweghi nchekwube no na otu anyi ka jiri noro na Nigeria; o nweghi ndu di na ya, naani onwu—onwu anyi, onwu unu, umu Youth anyi. Muta kwa unu ihe site na ako na omume ndi Youth America, were otua mee ihe kwesiri i me ka unu na anyi nweta Biafra, taa, na obodo nke anyi. Ee: “Anyi nwere ike,” “Yes, we can,” i nweta Biafra; ka anyi nweta Biafra.
We salute US President-elect, Barack Obama, and the American Youth and the entire American people for their efforts, for their example, for re-establishing the path of example and path of leadership for the world. We want to say the same of our Biafran Youth and our Biafran people: let us emulate the acts and ways of the Americans in this particular inspiring event, that we may have our Biafra actualized in no distant future.
Anyi kelere Barack Obama, onye e nyere ochichi America i bido na afo ohuru ; anyi kelere umu Youth America, kelee kwa ndi America na ile ndi ozo, otu ha ji e zi ndi Uwa Ighie na Uzo, ka ha si e du Uwa ya. Ka anyi, nde Biafra, na umu Youth nke anyi, hu Ighie ya, soro Uzo ya, mee kwa nu nke anyi, i ji nweta Biafra.
Below is a list of our beloved brethren-MASSOB members still in Nigeria’s jails: there is no rest for us until we obtain their total release.
Nkea wu aha ndi MASSOB, ndi umunne anyi, anyi huru na anya, nde Nigeria ji na mkporo: o nweghi ezum-ike diri anyi, o gwula ma e weputara ha na mkporo ahu.
NAMES AGE ADDRESS
1.Uchenna Madu 30 Amuda, Isuochi, Umunneochi, Area Okigwe Region
2.Amrose Anyanso 50 Ndiama, Ulakwo,Owerri North, Owerri Region
3.Vincent Ekwuazi 49 Awha-Imezi,Ezeagu Area, Enugu Region 1
4.Arinze Igbani 33 Okwoko Nkporo,Ohafia Area, Abia North Region
5.Benedict Alakwem 47 Umukabia, Enime-mbano Area,Okigwe Region
6.Augustine Ihuoma 46 Umuekwene-Onicha, Ezinihite-Mbaise Area Owerri Reg.
7.Izuchukwu Nzom 38 Irefi,Oraifite, Ekwusigo Area, Nnei Region
8.Kelechi Ubabuike 33 Ezi Akuma, Orlu East Area, Orlu Region
9.Chimankpam Okorocha 22 Umuri, Amaimo, Ikeduru Area,Owerri Region
10.Chibuike Nwosu 27 Amugwo-Oziri,Inyishi Ikeduru Area,Owerri Region
11.Samuel Owwuka 64 Imeonia, Ezira, Orumba South Awka Region
12.Jude Asoanya 40 Uru-mkpu, Umuoji,Idemili North Area, Onitsha Region
13.Sunday Madubuike 30 Akiyi, Umulokpa,Uzo-Uwani Area, Nsukka
14.Issac Obi 41 Mgbele, Umuaka, Njaba Area, Orlu Region
15.Chima Okafor 36 Akawa Nneato, Umunneoci Area, Okigwe Region
16.Sunday Agudike 32 Ozi-achara, Ekwegba,Igbo-Etiti Area, Nsukka Region
17.Emeka Ugwu 32 Opi-Nsukka Area, Nsukka Region
18.Anyayo Nwali 29 Ekka-Umuigwe,Ezza North Area Abakiliki Region
19.Uchechukwu Onuegbe 25 Umuokwara, Akokwa, Ideato North Area, Orlu Region
20.Chukwudi Denis 27 Umundugba, Isu Area Orlu Region
21.Oko Uro 29 Ezionagah, Amasiri, Afikpo Area, Afikpo Region
22.Arinze Obodozie 27 Umuapani Okija, Ihiala Area, Nnewi Region
23.Richard Okonkwo 37 Onoli, Awgu Area, Enugu Region 1
Brethren: our spirit is bound in your chains, too, as are our thoughts: we want you liberated, and we work diligently on that daily.
Umunne anyi: mmuo na obi anyi soro unu nodu na otu mkporo ahu; anyi na e me ihe na ile i ji mee ka e weputa unu na nga.
Biafra alive! Because it is God Who makes it so.
That’s the News Analysis for the week. Thank you.
Biafra: biri kwa! ka Chineke siri kee gi.
Biafra, ndu gi! Biafra, ndu gi!! Biafra, ndu gi!!!—na ndu anyi kwa. Maka Chineke nonyere la gi—nonyere kwa ra anyi!
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