Authors: G. M. Saunders; NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CAAbstract: This thesis analyzes the foreign policy of Angola under its first President, Agostinho Neto. Part one examines the evolution of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola's (MPLA) relations with Angola's neighbor to the north Zaire from the movement's inception in 1956, through the liberation struggle, post-independent conflicts in Zaire's Shaba Province and rapprochement.
Department of Government, St Lawrence University, Canton, New York
Published in African Security Review Vol 9 No 3, 2000
The Angolan government’s foreign policy since independence has been crafted primarily as a response to various domestic and international pressures that threaten its existence. Specifically, Angola’s foreign policy aims to enhance the regime’s ability to win the civil war that started on the eve of independence. To achieve this basic foreign policy objective, Angola has sought, first and foremost, to create a favourable regional environment.
O Panafricanismo africano tem as suas origens no combate iniciado pelos negros americanos e antilhanos contra a dominação por parte da pessoas de raça branca. Este movimento começou no século XIX, mas rapidamente os afro-americanos compreenderam que a mesma opressão era vivida pelos seus ancestrais no continente africano e, a exportação do idealismo da igualdade foi expandido para África.