Christiana Anyanwu born Mbaise, Imo, Nigeria October 28, 1951. Nigerian journalist and politician. Jailed three years for reporting a failed coup. Elected senator, 2007.
“[T]he world is full of tension and violence due to ethnic, religious and racial hatred. The western developed nations that condone racism and ethnic hatred are as guilty as the eastern or southern, developing nations that fuel ethnic and religious hatred among their various peoples. All have contributed to the making of a violent world. A violent world is symptomatic of a globe ruled by closed minds. A battle for the control of the mind is raging. Never before has there been a greater need for mass education as an instrument of ‘constructing enduring defences of peace.’” (UNESCO 80 Women; photo dailypost.ng)