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Angola Country Study Guide Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments

Publisher: Int'l Business Publications, 2015
ISBN: 1438701675, 9781438701677
Length:    263 pages

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Namibia’s Liberation Struggle. The Two-Edged Sword, by Colin Leys and John S. Saul

It took twenty-three years of armed struggle before Namibia could gain its independence from South Africa in March 1990. Swapo’s victory was remarkable in the face of an overwhelmingly superior enemy. How this came about, and at what cost, is the subject of this outstanding study that is based on unpublished documents and extensive interviews with a large range of the key activists in the struggle.

The story that emerges is one of endurance and heroism in face of atrocious brutality ...
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The Radical Motherhood. Namibian Women's Independence Struggle, a Research Report by Iina Soiri

The purpose of this work is to study the participation of the Northern Namibian Ovambo women m the Namibian independence struggle and their situation after Namibian independence. The study aims to present how and more importantly why women m the Northern areas participated in the struggle which led to the independent Namibia. The women are studied as a social, group whose motivations and reasons to join the struggle are seen as a consequence of their changing situation during colonialism, apart...
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Namibia's Independence Struggle: The Role of the United Nations, by Cleophas Johannes Tsokodayi

Cleophas Johannes Tsokodayi is a former senior Zimbabwean diplomat with more than 20 years practical experience in diplomacy and international relations. He held the position of Deputy Head of Mission at Diplomatic Missions in Beijing, United Nations in New York, Moscow and Berlin. He was Acting Head of Mission to Germany and Switzerland in 2007.
He was the Director of several Departments at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Harare responsible for policy and research, public information, l...
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Re-Viewing Resistance in Namibian History, edited by Jeremy Silvester

Re-Viewing Resistance in Namibian History brings together the work of experienced academics and a new wave of young Namibian historians - architects of the past - who are working on a range of public history and heritage projects, from late nineteenth century resistance to the use of songs, from the role of gender in SWAPO's camps to memorialisation, and from international solidarity to aspects of the history of Kavango and Caprivi. In a culturally and politically diverse democracy such as Namib...
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The Namibian War of Independence, 1966-1989: Diplomatic, Economic and Military Campaigns, by Richard Dale

The decolonization of Namibia was delayed from 1966 to 1989--the period of the war of independence--pitting the Namibian nationalists against the South African minority-ruled regime. This book describes the diplomatic, economic and military campaigns of the Namibian and South African belligerents and draws a comparison with several other decolonization wars. Using data from parliamentary debates, the aftermath is examined of the Namibian war and the newly independent nation. The book provides a ...
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Long Road to Liberation: An Exiled Namibian Activist's Perspective, by Hans Beukes

In the late 1950s Hans Beukes, a native of the then South West Africa, was a student at the University of Cape Town when he won a 'solidarity scholarship' tenable for three years at the University of Oslo in Norway. 'At your age, Mr Beukes,' his professor in Constitutional History told him, 'it ought to be an adventure.' And so it turned out.

As he was about to board an ore carrier bound for Oslo from Port Elizabeth, the South African government confiscated his passport. Back in Cape...
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Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation (DVD), directed by Charles Burnett

Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation is a 2007 epic film on the Namibian independence struggle against South African occupation as seen through the life of Sam Nujoma, the leader of the South West Africa People's Organisation and the first president of the Republic of Namibia. The film was written and directed by Charles Burnett, the African American filmmaker, and stars Carl Lumbly and Danny Glover.[1] The production was financed by the government of Namibia.[2] Music composed by Stephen James ...
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Ratels Aan Die Lomba - Die Storie Van Charlie-Eskadron, deur Leopold Scholtz

Op 3 Oktober 1987 het Charlie-eskadron – die ystervuis van 61 Gemeganiseerde Bataljongroep – die kritieke geveg tussen die Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag en die Angolese magte op die Lombarivier in die suide van Angola gelei. Dié boek plaas die leser in die midde van die jong dienspligtiges wat na die Grensoorlog weggevoer is om hierdie geveg te gaan voer.

Langs die Lomba het hulle te staan gekom teen ’n Angolese mag met ’n getalsoorwig en beter wapentuig. Boonop was die terrein so dig ...
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Ratels On The Lomba: The Story Of Charlie Squadron, by Leopold Scholtz

Charlie Squadron – the iron fist of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group (61 Mech) – led the way on 3 October 1987 during the climactic battle between the South African Defence Force and the Angolan forces on the Lomba River in southern Angola. Ratels On The Lomba places the reader in the midst of the squadron of young conscripts who were taken off to the Border War to fight in this battle.

Not only were they up against a vastly superior Angolan force in terms of numbers and weaponry, b...
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Stories of the Liberation Struggles in South Africa Mpumalanga Province, Part II, by Prof. Thabo Israel Pudi

The Stories of the Liberation Struggles in South Africa: Mpumalanga Province Book II is a continuation of the Stories of the Liberation struggle stories (from Book I) as told by the people of South Africa about their experiences and contributions to the ultimate victory over oppression, domination, and apartheid. Many books and documentaries and even other forms of media, when discussing the liberation struggles in South Africa, have focused on stories or experiences as told by well-known indivi...
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Stories of the Liberation Struggles in South Africa Mpumalanga Province, by Prof. Thabo Israel Pudi

The Stories of the Liberation Struggles in South Africa: Mpumalanga Province is a book about the struggles of the South African people (black, Indian, and colored) when they defied and resisted oppression and apartheid from the white South African government in the pre-1994 era. To ensure dominance over other race groups and the entrenchment of oppression and apartheid, the white South African government applied many tactics. These included dividing people along racial lines, such as, securing s...
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Mercenaries Scourge of the Developing World , by Guy Arnold

Mercenaries have been employed as auxiliaries since early times, but in the post-1945 world they have operated, almost exclusively, in weak Third World countries. From Columbia to the Congo, Angola to Papua New Guinea, Cambodia to Nicaragua, they have appeared: training the drug cartel armies, assisting rebellions or civil wars, acting as the agents of the major powers. In the Congo crisis (1960-1965) they earned an especially unsavory reputation for greed, brutality and racism; it is a reputati...
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Agostinho Neto, O Perfil de Um Ditador – A História do MPLA em Carne Viva, by Carlos Pacheco

Luanda - Em 2006, há dez anos, pediram a Carlos Pacheco, historiador angolano, um artigo sobre Agostinho Neto (1922-1979), líder histórico do MPLA e primeiro presidente de Angola após a independência, para uma revista. Ele escreveu-o, umas vinte páginas. Mas o artigo não chegou a ser publicado. Então, em conversa, o seu editor (Assírio Bacelar, da Nova Vega, onde têm sido editados os seus livros) sugeriu-lhe que o transformasse em algo maior. O resultado, dez anos depois, é Agostinho Neto, O Pe...
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The South African Air Force at War: A Pictorial Appraisal, by J. S. Bouwer and Martin N. Louw

A book that finally brings the history and exploits of the South African Air Force gloriously alive. With more than 875 photographs, most of which have never before been published, this is the most comprehensive book on South Africa's air power. The book gives fascinating and often spine chilling accounts of the SAAF through the Second World War, Korea, and closer to home, the operational area along the southern frontier of Angola. Many of the full scale operations of the time are covered in det...
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The New Insurgencies: Anti-Communist Guerrillas in the Third World, by Michael Radu

The appearance of ideologically motivated anti-communist insurgent groups in the Third World is an important new phenomenon that has received little serious attention. Analysis has focused on American attitudes, while the indigenous roots and motivations of such groups have remained largely unexplored. Michael Radu fills in the gap in "The New Insurgencies, "with case studies and contributions from Anthony Arnold, Paul Henze, Justus van de Kroef, and Jack Wheeler.

As the authors show,...
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Daniel Roxo - The Phantom of the Forest, by Stephen Dunkley

There have been many men and women throughout history who have contributed one way or the other in the battle against evil, injustice or terrorism. Portugal produced perhaps one of the finest self-trained guerrilla fighters the world has ever seen but due to expediency or politics his contribution in Portugal’s African wars has been all but forgotten. History is made by ordinary people performing extraordinary deeds, only a few ever get the recognition deserved for their contributions, countless...
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Angola: National Liberation and the U.S. Left, 1974-76, by the Milwaukee Alliance

Introduction:
"The following position is limited and partial because a) we don’t have an overall line on the international situation and the nature of the USSR in particular, b) our limited resources and time prevent us from doing a thorough investigation of the situation and c) we were not an active participant in the polemics at the time of the war in Angola (1974-6). (Indeed, we did not characterize ourselves as an ML organisation at the time.)

Our reason for takings pub...
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U.S. Relations with South Africa: An Annotated Bibliography: Volume Two, by Y. G-M Lulat

Volume Two: Periodical Literature and Guide to Sources of Current Information.
A comprehensive two-volume annotated bibliography of books and monographs, journal articles, government documents, documents of nongovernmental organizations, and substantive magazine and newspaper articles published since the late nineteenth century. Annotated entries contain a short abstract, a table of contents, and information on reviews. Each volume contains an author and subject index, and a periodical is ...
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U.S. Relations with South Africa: An Annotated Bibliography: Volume One, by Y G-M Lulat

Volume One: Books, Documents, Reports, and Monographs.
A comprehensive two-volume annotated bibliography of books and monographs, journal articles, government documents, documents of nongovernmental organizations, and substantive magazine and newspaper articles published since the late nineteenth century. Annotated entries contain a short abstract, a table of contents, and information on reviews. Each volume contains an author and subject index, and a periodical is included in Volume Two. T...
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Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET

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