The Battle of Cuito Canavale was easily the biggest military confrontation in modern Africa since World War II. Both apartheid South Africa, and Cuba and Angola, claimed victory
Sections of the African political elite were suspicious and even hostile to Cuba (and the Soviet Union) for years – a series of surprised events in the 1980s conspired to change that
Mozambique remains poor. But it is now approaching the living standard levels of other low income African countries, like Tanzania
Things changed when Guebuza became president in 2004. Not only did he reject Chissano’s conciliatory attitude towards Dhlakama; his presidency also saw state capture by a section of the Frelimo elite
Many Africans embrace this “East is better” mantra heartily because it’s sweet payback for the West for its sins against the continent at the height of the imperialist era. However, there are two problems with it.