The Second Boer
War (1899-1902)--Britain vs. The Boer Republics (Orange Free
State and Transvaal) in what is now South Africa.
(1895-1899) - Native uprisings against Portuguese colonial
rule in Mozambique.
(1947)-Against French rule. France crushed the
South African Civil
War (1960-1994)--Black nationalist rebels fought against the
white-ruled apartheid government of South Africa. The 1994
election ended white minority rule and began the period of
Angolan War of
Independence (1961-1975)- Fought against Portugal.
Mozambican War of
Independence (1964-1975)- Fought against Portugal.
Namibian War of
Independence (1966-1990)-Fought against South Africa, which
had ruled Namibia since World War One. Namibia had been a
German-ruled colony called German Southwest Africa, and was given
to South Africa to control following Germany's defeat in World War
Rhodesian Civil War
(1967-1979)- Can also be considered the Zimbabwe War of
Independence. Rebels of the black majority fought a guerilla war
against the white minority government of Ian Smith. Smith had
declared unilateral independence from Britain rather than end
white rule. The war concluded with a peace agreement in which each
adult received the right to vote regardless of race.
Angolan Civil War
(1975-2002)- Following independence from Portugal, the two
primary rebel groups, the Marxist MPLA and the "pro-Western" UNITA
movements battled for control of Angola. Each side received
significant outside assistance. The MPLA enjoyed massive aid from
the Soviet Union as well as combat troops from Cuba. Early in the
conflict, Zaire sent troops to aid UNITA, while the United States
(mostly through the Central Intelligence Agency) sent weapons and
mercenaries. South Africa also aided UNITA with large cross-border
incursions. South Africa's involvement came out of concern that a
pro-Communist regime would aid SWAPO rebels fighting for Namibia's
independence from South Africa. The war finally ended after the
death of UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi.
Mozambican Civil War
(1975-1992) - Also known as the "Renamo War." The Renamo rebel
group attempted to overthrow the leftist government with aid from
Rhodesia and South Africa. The fighting ended in 1992, with a
formal peace treaty ending the war signed in 1994.
[Namibia] (1999) - Rebels in the Caprivi region
launched a guerrilla uprising against the Namibian
Angolan civil war and US foreign policy
25 Years of Civil War
Diamond Mining and War
Sixteen-Year Bloody Civil War
Bush War Phtotographs - Military Photos
Role of Airpower in the Rhodesian Bush War,
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