Soviet and Chinese Military Involvement in Southern Africa

Purpose of this article is to examine and critically analyse the Soviet Union’s and Chinese military involvement in Southern Africa with emphasis on their military involvement with the liberation movements in Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and Tanzania’s military involvement with the Communist powers. It shows that both the Soviet Union and China have adopted pragmatic policies towards Southern Africa. Notes, ref., tab.

Title: Soviet and Chinese Military Involvement in Southern Africa
Author: Abegunrin, Olayiwola
Year: 1983
Periodical: Current Bibliography on African Affairs
Volume: 16
Issue: 3
Pages: 195-206
Language: English
Geographic terms: Angola
Tanzania
Mozambique
Zimbabwe
Soviet Union
China
Southern Africa
Abstract: Purpose of this article is to examine and critically analyse the Soviet Union’s and Chinese military involvement in Southern Africa with emphasis on their military involvement with the liberation movements in Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and Tanzania’s military involvement with the Communist powers. It shows that both the Soviet Union and China have adopted pragmatic policies towards Southern Africa. Notes, ref., tab.