October 3rd, 1987. Soviet officer Mischenko and Angolan soldiers travel to the front with a Land Rover captured from the enemy. Photograph taken somewhere in the vicinity of the Lomba River in Angola.
Man Passing By UNITA Headquarters In Chinguar, Angola
Most of the country is runned by MPLA party, the former friends of Cuba-USSR axis . They have a huge propaganda machine, with thousands of tshirts given to people, flags everywhere... The opposite party, the UNITA , can be seen in Huambo area. This old portuguese house is the headquarters of UNITA in this village. Inside, i saw the portrait of the leader. Even in the tribes area, the MPLA has put some flags in the villages! © Eric Lafforgue www.ericlafforgue.com
Cuban and Angolan Soldiers pose for a picture. Cubans fought very well during the Bush War in the 80’s. They were a formidable enemy for the SADF ‘holding the line’ and saving the day in uncountable occasions for the FAPLA and SWAPO.
This Day In History: Cuban Army Withdraws From Angola (1991)
On this day in 1991, the Cuban army withdraws from Angola. It was part of an arrangement to reduce Cold War tensions. Angola had been beset by violence and civil war since the 1950s. After the Portuguese gave the country its independence in 1975, the country was divided between left and right. The Angolan government […]