This book is the second in a two volume study on Sweden and the struggle for national liberation in Southern Africa. Largely drawing from hitherto restricted sources at official and NGO archives, the study focuses on SwedenAcanacs relations with MPLA of Angola, FRELIMO of Mozambique, SWAPO of Namibia, ZANU and ZAPU of Zimbabwe and ANC of South Africa. The first volume (Formation of a Popular Opinion (1950 - 1970)-- which appeared in 1999--- addressed the question why Sweden established close relations with nationalist movements that elsewhere in the West were shunned as AcanECommunistAcanac or AcanEterroristAcanac. The second volume discusses how the Swedish political, diplomatic and material support to these movements was expressed during the period from 1970 to 1994, i.e. until the first democratic elections in South Africa and the end of the regionAcanacs Thirty YearsAcanac War for majority rule. The scope and orientation of the official humanitarian assistance to the very liberation movements that eventually assumed state power in their respective Southern African countries are documented and analyzed. The book thus presents a unique and little known North-South relationship in the Cold War period.It amounted to no less than 50 MSEK and included the supply of 20 trucks, 40 Land Rovers, 30 Land Cruisers, 10 buses, ... sending an urgent cable to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, stating that there is great need for the use of some helicopters for my election campaign. ... a half decades a and some 30, 000 lives lost a Ian Smitha#39;s white rebel Rhodesian settler regime crumbled at the end of the 1970s.
|Title||:||Sweden and National Liberation in Southern Africa: Solidarity and assistance, 1970-1994|
|Publisher||:||Nordic Africa Institute - 2002|