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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • May 10, 1955

    Report from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'Comments on the Asian-African Conference from Capitalist Ruled Countries After the Asian-African Conference'

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry summarizes (predominantly) Western leaders' statements about the Bandung Conference. Secretary Dulles expressed great satisfaction with the "useful and good conference," especially its role in "checking China," while Great Britain expressed strong disapproval of China's behavior at the conference and France was "shocked" that Algeria was discussed. Israel and Australia expressed regret that they were excluded from the conference.

  • April 03, 1977

    Fidel Castro's 1977 Southern Africa Tour: A Report to Honecker (excerpt)

    The following excerpt--from a discussion on 3 April 1977 at the House of the SED Central Committee in East Berlin--contains Castro's impressions of the situations in several southern African countries, (e.g., Tanzania, Angola, Mozambique, People's Republic of the Congo), and several guerrilla or liberation groups in the region, such as the African National Congress (ANC), then struggling for power in South Africa, and two groups fighting to rule Zimbabwe-Rhodesia, the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) and the Zimbabwe African Political Union (ZAPU). Also included are Castro's assessments of individual political leaders, remarks about coordination with Moscow, and an over-all conclusion that Africa was the place to inflict a major blow against world imperialism.

  • September 22, 1979

    Military Intelligence Section Chief, Cuban Military Mission in Angola, Report on Conversation with Oliver Tambo, 'Entrevista sostenida con Oliver Tambo'

    Oliver Tambo was the president of the ANC.

  • September 23, 1980

    Bulgarian Relations with the Communist Party of South Africa and the African National Congress, Sofia (extract)

    A list of positive interactions between the Bulgarian Communist Party (BCP) and the African National Congress (ANC). Including visits by ANC representatives to Bulgaria and economic assistance provided by the BCP.

  • May 13, 1983

    Memorandum of Conversation between Fidel Castro and Oliver Tambo

    Oliver Tambo was the president of the ANC.

  • March 25, 1986

    Memorandum of Conversation between Fidel Castro and Oliver Tambo

    Oliver Tambo was the president of the ANC.

  • June 09, 1986

    Memorandum of Conversation between Jorge Risquet and Joe Slovo

    Jorge Risquet was Castro’s point man for Angola; Joe Slovo was the general secretary of the South African Communist Party and the chief of staff of Umkontho We Sizwe , the military wing of the ANC.

  • July 30, 1986

    Memorandum of Conversation between Oliver Tambo and Angel Dalmau, 'Conversación de Dalmau con Oliver Tambo el 22 de julio de 1986 en el sur de la RDA. Aspectos políticos,' enclosed in Risquet to Castro

    Oliver Tambo was the president of the ANC; Angel Dalmau was a senior staff member of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party working on southern Africa.