By Robert Anthony Waters Jr.
The historic Dictionary of United States-Africa kin encompasses the connection among the 2 from the trans-Atlantic slave alternate to the George W. Bush management, with specific emphasis at the chilly warfare. It makes a speciality of political and monetary elements of the connection and contains cultural relatives.
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3 February (Ethiopia): Mengistu publicly turns to the Left and begins the “Red Terror” in which he massacres his opposition. Mid-February (Ethiopia/Somalia): Reports of 1,500 Somali troops fighting in the Ogaden Desert. 24 February (Ethiopia): Expressing human rights concerns, the Carter administration announces that it is cutting some forms of aid to Ethiopia. 3 March (Ethiopia): Mengistu publicly visits the Soviet Union. S. quickly learns that he did well there. 18 March (Rhodesia): President Carter signs bill repealing the Byrd Amendment.
S. in urging restraint on Ethiopia and Somalia. August (Ethiopia): Carter’s administration discusses covert action to help remove Mengistu but decides against taking action. 4 August (Tanzania): Nyerere is the first African head of state to meet with Carter in the White House. ’s relations with Ethiopia, falsely alleging an invasion plot. A desperate Mengistu asks the Soviet Union for additional help. 12 September (South Africa): Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko is beaten to death by prison guards.
Spring (Soviet Union): Soviet leaders conclude that victory in Angola shows the ideological power of communism and their ability to project military power in Africa. They conclude they can advance communism in Africa during détente. S. must act to block the Soviets and their proxies from winning in Rhodesia. 12 April (Ethiopia): The Derg announces a detailed political program, “National Democratic Revolution,” working with the pro-Soviet Marxist All Ethiopian Socialist Movement (MEISON). 23 April (Rhodesia): Kissinger goes to Africa to negotiate an internal settlement in Rhodesia to prevent another Angola fiasco and a domino effect across southern Africa.