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Another Day of Life (2017) DVD, by Ryszard Kapuściński

Another Day of Life is a non-fiction record of three months of the Angolan Civil War by the Polish writer Ryszard Kapuściński.

It is made up of a notable description of the degradation of the Angolan capital, Luanda, an analysis of the various weaknesses of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) front, correspondence through Telex between Kapuściński and the Polish Press Agency and a brief history of the conflict in Angola until 1976.[1]

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A GUERRA NA ÁFRICA AUSTRAL - Análise da estratégia total nacional da África do Sul, por Tenente-General Miguel Júnior

"THE WAR IN SOUTHERN AFRICA - Review of South Africa's total national strategy ".

«A GUERRA NA ÁFRICA AUSTRAL - Análise da estratégia total nacional da África do Sul».

Dia: 25 de Outubro de 2017 (Quarta-feira),
Local: Faculdade de Ciências Sociais (Rua Ho Chi Minh, Bairro Alvalade).
Hora: 11H.
Sobre o livro: “O Tenente-General Miguel Júnior tem vindo a produzir uma das mais importantes obras da recente historiografia angolana. Ela é notória porque parte da pe...
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NOTAS:Agradecemos a Manuel Resende Ferreira que com a sua oportuna postagem do livro em Inglês, nos suscitou, a publicação da versão Portuguesa do livro que todos os interessados na Guerra Colonial devem ter na mesinha de cabeceira
GUERRA COLONIAL PORTUGUESA 1961 - 1974, já leu e, continua a consultar periodicamente, considerando esta obra um dos melhores livros "DA HISTÓRIA DAS NOSSAS GUERRAS"
.... O exercito Português cumpria todos estes requisitos. A sua rota para o sucesso não ...
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The Agony Of Truth, by Samson Ndeikwila

Samson Ndeikwila's autobiography. It appears the book is a self-cleansing ritual for Ndeikwila who, among others, was instrumental in the formation of Namibia National Students Organisation and 'Breaking the Wall of Silence', a pressure group that sought closure on detentions, deaths and disappearances in exile.

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"Testimony: Breaking the Wall of Silence" is a movie compiled of testimonies from 4 courageous survivors who were exiled fighting against the occupancy of South Africa in Namibia. They were captured and tortured for many years in dungeons underground when they joined the movement during the 1970’s. They detained them until they confessed to being enemy agents from South Africa. Pauline Dempers, Dean Waggie, Ben Gowiseb and Sam Thomas share their firsthand accounts and use their testimonies as a ...
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Namibia: The Wall of Silence, by Siegfried Groth

The author is a German Lutheran pastor whose ties to Namibia date back to the early 1960s, when he was sent by the Rhenisch Mission in Wuppertal to work with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia. Subsequently banned from entering Namibia, he ministered, on behalf of the same churches, to Swapo's followers in exile. His account of what he personally witnessed in the Swapo camps, and what others told him about widespread corruption among the leadership and the harassment, imprisonment, tortu...
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Constitution of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO)

SWAPO Constitution as adopted by the meeting of the Central Committee: 28 July - 1 August 1976, Lusaka Zambia.


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1987 SADF overview

Bilingual Afrikaans/English overview of the four arms of the Defence Force, their personnel and weaponry, as well as an overview of the SWA territorial force.

Published by the SA Defence Force in 1987
368 pp with bw and colour illustrations and ads


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Call Them Spies: A Documentary Account of the Namibian Spy Drama, by Nico Basson & Ben Motinga

The Beginning of the 1980s witnessed the start of a crisis which rocked SWAPO due to the myopic and selfish interest of certain members in its leadership. The Real power of PLAN passed over into the hands of Solomon Jesus Hawala, the 'Butcher of Lubango', the deputy army commander of PLAN, and the Chief of SWAPO security. This began the wholesale arrest and abduction of Namibians, SWAPO members and non-SWAPO alike, under the pretext of them being 'enemy agents'.

Published in 1989 ...
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For the first time in history the men from 32 Battalion, the South African Defence Force’s most well-known, controversial and feared unit, talk about their experiences during the Border War. Some 60 former 32 Battalion members were interviewed, hundreds of photos were prepared and hours of film footage and video tape viewed to make the documentary as thought-provoking as possible. Much of the archived material has never been seen before and many of the men interviewed, only spoke about the war f...
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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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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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