UWECHUE, Raphael Chukwu (Late)

OFR,B.A; historian, rublisher, administrator, b:May 13,1935; ht:Ogwashi-Uku; so: Delta; m:Augusta Kikaiweji Ogwu, 1960; has children; ed: HolyFamily School, Sokoto, 1940-42; St Peter's Primary School, Ogwashi-Uku, 1943-48; St.John's College, Kaduna, 1949- 54;University College(nowUniversity ofIbadan), Ibadan, 1956-60; Institute des Hautes Etudes International, Geneva, Switzerland, 1963-64; Ecole Pratique des Hautes, Paris, France, 1970-73; cr: Nigerian Foreign Service, 1960; Second sec. Nigerian Embassy, Yaounde, Cameroon, 1960-62; first sec. Nigerian High Commission, Karachi, Pakistan, 1962-63; Charge d'affaires, Nigerian Embassy, Bamako, Mali, 1964-65; Principal asst. to the ps. Ministry of External Affairs, Lagos, 1965-66; Charge de'affaires, Nigerian Em-bassy, Paris, 1966-67; Biafran Representative inParis, France, 1967-68; Consultant Genera] History of AfricaProjectUnitedNations Educational, Scientific andCultural Organisation Paris, France, 1969-70; Editor-in-Chief; African Magazine, since 1971; Nigeria's Special Presidential EnvoyonConflict inAfrica; ECOWAS Special Representative inCote d'lvoire, since 1999; ch.Africa Journal Limited, 1974; Editor-in-Chief, Africa Yearbook andAfrica Who's Who, since 1976; Editor-in-Chief, Afrique Magazine, 1977; International Monitoring Group, reports on situation in Cote d'lvoire to ECOWAS authority, the African Union (AU) and United Nation (UN); mm.Editorial Board, PresenceAfiicaine, Paris, France, 1970-73; Editorial Board, deforrct/^raM/n-gwe, Paris,Francc, 1970-72; Nigerian News AgenoyTask Force, 1977-78; Special Presidential EnvoyfConflict Resolution) since1999; Nigerian Ambassador to ECOWAS Mission inCote d'lvoire; min. Federal Ministry ofHealth, 1993; Presidential Flagbearer, Delta State, defunct Social Democratic Party, 1993; v-ch. NADECO (Abroad); mm. National Executive Committee, Peoples Democratic Party,. 1998; elected presd-gen. Ohanaeze Ndigbo, 2008; Ih: American Conference ofBlack Mayors, 1982; Recognised as"ADistinguised Personality ofAfrican Descent"; Holds the "Keyand Freedom" oftheCityofBirmingham, Alabama, USA; Hansib CommunityAward,London,UK,forCommendable Serviceto Developing Countries, 1992; nh:Officer oftheOrder oftheFederal Republic (OFR), 2003; tt:Ogwuluzame ofOgwashi-UkuKingdom; publ. The Nigerian Civil War: A Callfor Realism, OITH International Publishers, London, 1969; Reflections on the Peoples Democratic Pary, 1998; Nigerian Civil War: Facing theFuture, Africana Publishing Corporation, NewYork 1970; TheAwarenessofHistoryAmongIndigenousAfricanCommunities, Presence Afri-caine, Paris, 1970; hob:hunting, tree planting, movies; add. Ogwashiuku; Delta State.
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