(1949) Nnamdi Azikiwe Speaks before the British Peace Conference in London
23 October 1949
Nigerian independence leader Nnamdi Azikiwe appeared before the Plenary Session of the British Peace Congress held in London on October 23, 1949. He used that occasion to educate his audience about Nigeria and Africa. He also used the opportunity to remind the peace advocates that trying to prevent war between the western powers and the Soviet bloc should be only half of their agenda. If they wanted to create a permanently peaceful world, he argued, they should also support the independence struggles then being waged in Africa.