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Decolonisation

Operation SavannahAs Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mario Soares was tasked with the decolonisation negotiations. First it was Guinea-Bissau followed by Mozambique. In the case of both countries the negotiations went smoothly because in each of their cases there was only one liberation movement acknowledged, namely PAIGC and FRELIMO. There were only a few white colonists in Guinea-Bissau and therefore the transition was much easier. In Mozambique it was more difficult because there were more white colonists. In Angola the situation was complicated because there were three liberation movements, none of which were willing to stand back for any of the others....


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Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
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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

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