The 60s and Red Africa: a decade searching for African utopias

Gerard McCann, University of York Congo’s first democratically elected prime minister Patrice Lumumba was a celebrity in Yugoslavia. Lumumba’s execution in 1961 caused such outrage that the Belgian embassy in the Yugoslav capital Belgrade was ransacked. Yugoslav leader Josip Tito was himself a regular visitor to Africa – he went to Gamal Abdel Nasser’s Egypt …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 28 April 2015

Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation, by Yves Engler Release Date: April 30, 2015 Publisher: Fernwood Publishing Yves Engler continues his groundbreaking analyses of past and present Canadian foreign policy. The author of The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy, and other works that challenge the myth of Canadian benevolence, documents Canadian …

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