Nov 26, 2016

Fidel Castro's military forays in Africa

Back in the 1970s at the height of the Cold War, the small Caribbean nation of Cuba went to war thousands of miles away in the battlefields of Angola and Ethiopia, leaving thousands dead. Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who died late Friday, was convinced ...

Oct 2, 2014

Irked by Angola incursion, Kissinger made plans to attack Cuba: records

Nearly 40 years ago, then-U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ordered contingency plans drawn to attack Cuba, incensed over the small island’s deployment of troops to Angola, according to declassified government documents posted online Wednesday. In several White House meetings, Kissinger advocated for strong ...

Aug 29, 2013

Holdout old leaders stymie Africa's rise

The great democratic and economic strides made by African countries in the last decade risk being checked by aging leaders unwilling to pass the baton. For generations of foreign investors accustomed to the likes of Uganda’s Idi Amin and the former Zaire’s Mobutu Sese ...