1960-1969 | Kenya | Media propaganda | Refusing refugees

Preventing Kenyan Asians with British passports from ‘flooding’ Britain

2 March 1968 Immediately after midnight, the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1968 became law. Its official aspiration was to introduce new restrictions on all Commonwealth immigrants, although it was openly acknowledged that its real raison d’etre was to prevent the arrival of thousands of Kenyan Asians with British passports who faced the prospect of forcible repatriation…

1960-1969 | Arms exports | Nigeria

Minister admits UK supplying Nigerian death squads with arms

29 January 1968 On 29 January 1968, Lord Shepherd, the Minister of State for the Commonwealth, was asked in parliament, by Lord Brockway, whether Britain was supplying Nigeria’s federal military government with arms. The generals, who had come to power in a coup d’etat the previous year, were prosecuting a genocidal war against the Biafran…