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By Stephen L. Weigert

This research examines a political-military culture in sub-Saharan Africa which has survived colonialism in addition to the chilly warfare. 5 smooth African insurgencies are evaluated: Madagascar 1947, Kenya (Mau Mau) 1952-63, Cameroon (UPC) 1955-70, Congo/Zaire (Kwilu) 1964-8 and Mozambique (RENAMO) 1977-92. those case-studies display a power hyperlink among conventional African faith and modern nationalist pursuits whose political in addition to army value has usually been underestimated and sometimes misunderstood.

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