Zambia’s relations with South Africa

Most scholars have come to the conclusion that, except for the period of the detnte (1974), Zambia’s foreign relations with South Africa have been characterized by conflict and disagreement. Aim of this study is to verify this conclusion, and to specifically answer the question whether the Zambian policy has been characterized by confrontation or compromise and cooperation. It looks at economic transactions in the field of trade, transport and communications, and employment and labour, and at political interaction in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It concludes that Zambia’s policy towards South Africa has been characterized more by compromise and cooperation than by confrontation. Ref.

Title: Zambia’s relations with South Africa
Author: Kongwa, Sam
Year: 1987
Periodical: Africa Insight
Volume: 17
Issue: 1
Pages: 28-34
Language: English
Geographic terms: Zambia
South Africa
Subject: foreign policy
Abstract: Most scholars have come to the conclusion that, except for the period of the detnte (1974), Zambia’s foreign relations with South Africa have been characterized by conflict and disagreement. Aim of this study is to verify this conclusion, and to specifically answer the question whether the Zambian policy has been characterized by confrontation or compromise and cooperation. It looks at economic transactions in the field of trade, transport and communications, and employment and labour, and at political interaction in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It concludes that Zambia’s policy towards South Africa has been characterized more by compromise and cooperation than by confrontation. Ref.

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