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The Addis Ababa MassacreItaly's National Shame

The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy's National Shame

Ian Campbell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190674724
eISBN:
9780190943172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674724.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

On Friday 19th February 1937, following an abortive attack by a handful of insurgents on Mussolini's High Command in the Italian-occupied nation state of Ethiopia, 'repression squads' of armed ... More

Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the Decolonisation of Africa

Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the Decolonisation of Africa

Henning Melber

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190087562
eISBN:
9780190099596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087562.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

In 1953 Dag Hammarskjöld became the second Secretary-General of the United Nations—the highest international civil servant. Before his mission was cut short by a 1961 plane crash in then Northern ... More

Islands in a Cosmopolitan SeaA History of the Comoros

Islands in a Cosmopolitan Sea: A History of the Comoros

Iain Walker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190071301
eISBN:
9780190099633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071301.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

Many people today have never heard of the Comoros, but these islands were once part of a prosperous economic system that stretched halfway around the world. A key node in the trading networks of the ... More

Slave Traders by InvitationWest Africa's Slave Coast in the Precolonial Era

Slave Traders by Invitation: West Africa's Slave Coast in the Precolonial Era

Finn Fuglestad

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190876104
eISBN:
9780190943110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876104.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

The small Slave Coast between the river Volta and Lagos, and especially its central part around Ouidah, was the epicentre of the slave trade in West Africa. But it was also an inhospitable, ... More

Understanding ZimbabweFrom Liberation to Authoritarianism

Understanding Zimbabwe: From Liberation to Authoritarianism

Sara Rich Dorman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190634889
eISBN:
9780190848514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634889.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

This book seeks to understand the state, nation and political identities that are being forged in modern Zimbabwe, and the nature of control that Robert Mugabe’s ZANU exercises over those political ... More

Why Comrades Go to WarLiberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190611354
eISBN:
9780190686581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611354.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

In October 1996, a motley crew of ageing Marxists and unemployed youths coalesced to revolt against Mobutu Seso Seko, president of Zaire/Congo since 1965. Backed by a Rwanda-led regional coalition ... More

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