By Michael Barthorp
Hardcover e-book with dirt jacket, now not depicted, is an historical past of the Boer Wars. Many illustrations. writer is Michael Barthorp.
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24 Later, in 1964, the Congo was convulsed by a series of rebellions under a left-wing Lumumbist alliance. ” American anxiety was heightened by the left-wing movement in Zanzibar that led to the unity of Tanganyika and Zanzibar the same year, and to make matters worse the Afro-Shirazi Party in Zanzibar were strong supporters of the recent Cuban revolution. The fear in Washington was that Africa was about to turn “Cuban,” so the CIA funded, supported, and armed the Congolese government in its fight against the rebellion.
The nature and development of mass parties— often formed by the protest and opposition movements in the 1990s— were contested, however, by those socialists who were active in the opposition movements. In Zambia, for example, trade unions were central to the growth of resistance to President Kenneth Kaunda’s ruling party, the UNIP. Frederick Chiluba was the leader of the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions and took a leading role in the formation of the opposition coalition. But trade unionism alone is insufficient to determine the progressive and revolutionary orientation of opposition politics.
So the Soviet Union influenced not simply African geopolitics after independence, but also the ideological formation of a group of Africans in the 1940s and 1950s. Future leaders developed their politics in student groups like the West African Student Union in London and the Black African Student Federation in Paris. Nkrumah even boasted about reading the newspaper of the British Communist Party on the London underground. 16 The African working class, without its own revolutionary organization and leadership, was unable to push the national and democratic struggle forward to socialist revolution, but within months of 34 CLASS STRUGGLE AND RESISTANCE IN AFRICA the national flag replacing the colonial one they resumed the struggle against their “own” ruling class.
Anglo-Boer Wars: The British and the Afrikaners 1815-1902 by Michael Barthorp