The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale in 1987/88 was an important episode in the Angolan Civil War (1975 to 2002). Between 9 September and 7 October 1987, the Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola (FAPLA), in an attempt to destroy the guerrillas of UNITA (the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola), advanced into southeastern Angola from Cuito Cuanavale to attack UNITA at Mavinga. The South African Defence Force (SADF), whose primary objective was to protect UNITA in southern Angola in order to prevent the South West African People's Organization (SWAPO) from using the region to launch attacks into South West Africa, once more intervened on UNITA’s behalf. The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale, which took place over about six months, was at that time the biggest battle on African soil since World War II Both sides claimed victory in the battle The Angolan Civil War played out against the backdrop of the Cold War struggle between the Soviet Union and the United States. Both superpowers tried to influence the outcome of the civil war through proxies. Weapons The SADF used a mix of British, French, Israeli, captured Soviet and indigenously developed weaponry. Their allies, UNITA used a mix of Soviet and South African-supplied weaponry. The United States covertly supplied UNITA guerillas with Stingers for anti-aircraft defense. The South Africans were hampered by United Nations Security Council Resolution 418, an international arms embargo that prevented them from acquiring materiel such as modern aircraft. The Cubans and FAPLA were armed with Soviet weaponry. Extracted from Cuba An African Odyssey 2007 Part 1 of 2

A look at events and personalities that took place in Southern Africa during the 1970's; Mozambique, Rhodesia & South Africa.

The political system of Apartheid, a brutal form of racial segregation in South Africa enforced by the white Afrikaner minority, took away the basic rights of the majority black inhabitants. Even though that political system officially came to an end in 1994, to what extent does racism and racial segregation still exist in South Africa?

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Giancarlo Zappoli, critico cinematografico e direttore di My Movies modera Federico Faloppa, direttore di Studi Italiani al Dipartimento di Lingue Moderne e Studi Europei presso l’Università di Reading, UK; Francesca Antonacci, ricercatrice presso l’Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca e Rocco Ronza, docente presso il dipartimento di Scienze Politiche dell’Università Cattolica di Milano, esperto di Africa Sub Sahariana durante il workshop sul film "Il Colore della Libertà" di Bille August dedicato alle scuole secondarie di secondo grado presso lo Spazio Cinema Anteo

The South African farming community has suffered from attacks for many years. According to interviews by apprehended suspects these attacks are a way for black people to express their anger for the many years they were opressed by the whites.[1] The majority of the attackers have been young blacks, and the majority of the victims have been Afrikaner farmers, with claims of death tolls of more than 4,000 cited in the national and international media.] While the government describes the attacks as simply part of the bigger picture of crime in South Africa, white people point to brutal attacks and incidents involving self-declared anti-white motivations as evidence of a campaign to drive them off their land.

Russian-born Jewish Israeli activist Avigdor Eskin is known for his extreme political views -- the latest is supporting the claim of genocide by the Afrikaner community.

On a visit to South Africa, Eskin has accused Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of being a "fascist who first prepared the way for Afrikaner genocide with his flawed and one-sided Truth Commission and who is now fomenting anti-Jewish hatred with his calls for economic, cultural and academic boycotts of Israel".

Eskin's meetings with several Afrikaner organizations has led him to conclude that the high rate of violent farm murders is indicative of a genocide in the country.

Supportive of the idea of a 'Volkstaat' for the Afrikaner community, Eskin believes that the Israeli-Jews are in a similar situation to the Afrikaner community as "they have nowhere to flee".

And oh how right he is!

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