Sweden and national liberation in Southern Africa : Vol. 2, Solidarity and assistance 1970-1994

Upphovsperson: Sellström, Tor
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2002
Ämnesord: Churches, Foreign relations, national liberation movements, Solidarity organizations, Trade unions, youth organisations, ANC, FRELIMO, Inkatha, MPLA, PAC, PAIGC, SWAPO, UDF, ZANU, ZAPU, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Sweden, Zimbabwe, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
Sweden’s and the other Nordic countries’ support for the national liberation process and struggle against apartheid was unique in the international context both in regard to the size of the financial support and the extensive popular involvement. This book attempts to document the involvement of Sweden in the Southern African struggles against colonialism, occupation and white minority rule. While Volume I set out to identify the actors and factors behind the involvement, the aim of the present volume is to illustrate the Swedish participation. The focus of this study is on official assistance to the national liberation movements but the important role played by the organized Swedish solidarity movement and other non-governmental organizations also forms part of the narration. The study also attempts to contribute to a broader understanding of the international aspects of the Thirty Years’ War in the region, a significant chapter in the quest for national self-determination, democracy and human rights towards the end of the troubled 20th century. Primarily written for the general reader interested in relations between Sweden and the Southern African liberation movements, the presentation should also provide material and theoretical enquiries with regard to, for example, Swedish foreign policy in the cold war era; regional developments in a bipolar world; and the diplomatic initiatives, political alliances and material conditions of the different movements. This book is a part of the Nordic Africa Institute’s Research Project National Liberation in Southern Africa. The Role of the Nordic Countries. The result of the project is a unique documentation, mainly drawing on hitherto restricted official primary sources. This book, together with the other studies published within the project, forms a valuable reference source for everyone interested in the 20th century history of Southern Africa in particular or North/South and international relations in general.

A Suécia e as lutas de libertação nacional em Angola, Moçambique e Guiné-Bissau

Upphovsperson: Sellström, Tor
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2008
Ämnesord: Relações exteriores, Movimentos de libertação nacional, Organizações de solidariedade, Sindicatos, Organizações de juventude, FNLA, FRELIMO, MPLA, PAIGC, UNITA, Angola, Guiné-Bissau, Mocambique, Suécia, Political science, Statsvetenskap
Durante a guerra fria o mundo ocidental em geral considerava os movimentos nacionais de libertação na Guiné Bissau e na África Austral como ”terroristas” e/ou ”comunistas”. A Suécia constituiu uma excepção, tendo depois sido seguida pelos outros países nórdicos. Com base numa decisão parlamentar aprovada por uma larga maioria, a Suécia tornou-se, em 1969, o primeiro país do Ocidente a dar ajuda oficial aos movimentos nacionalistas. Estes movimentos depois de uma prolongada luta armada contra o poder colonial português, o governo de minoria branca e o apartheid, sairiam vencedores e tornar-se-iam os partidos dominantes nos seus países.No presente volume  descreve-se o surgimento de uma opinião na Suécia e a ajuda deste país aos movimentos de libertação MPLA (Angola), FRELIMO (Moçambique) e PAIGC (Guiné-Bissau).  O volume baseia-se na obra do autor intitulada “A Suécia e a libertação nacional na África Austral”, que também trata do Zimbabué, da Namíbia e da África do Sul e que foi publicada em dois volumes pelo Instituto Nórdico de Estudos Africanos, em 1999 e 2002 respectivamente.

Kap Verde : de lyckliga öarna

Upphovsperson: Davidson, Basil
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1990
Ämnesord: Cape Verde, West Africa, History, Political development, Liberation, Independence, PAIGC, National liberation movements, Colonialism, Political science, Statsvetenskap
Med hjälp av tidigare okänt historiskt material, unika intervjuer och egna intryck från ett flertal resor till Kap Verde, levandegör den brittiske historikern Basil Davidson Kap Verdes långa historia av förtryck och hungersnöd, dess frigörelsekamp och dess unika experiment med demokratiskt styre efter självständigheten.