Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Coming in from the Cold: A Symposium on the Legacies of Cuban Internationalism in Africa

Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Coming in from the Cold: A Symposium on the Legacies of Cuban Internationalism in Africa

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University of Warwick

Coventry, UK

May 6, 2016

Coming in from the Cold: A Symposium on the Legacies of Cuban Internationalism in Africa is a meeting to discuss the cultural, social and political heritage of the Cold War in Africa, with a special focus on the multiple legacies of Cuban internationalism inside Cuba and host countries.

Havana's support for African liberation became evident within a few years of the triumph of the Revolution in 1959. In addition to offering numerous scholarships to students from Angola to Zimbabwe, military support for anti-colonial and revolutionary groups began shortly after Ernesto 'Che' Guevara visited Africa in 1963. Tens of thousands of Cubans fought alongside African people in Angola, the Congo, Ethiopia, and elsewhere, and an equal number was involved in creating 'new' societies through education and training, medical care, engineering, and construction. …

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