Accession Number : ADA306604

Title :   Prospects for Communist Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Oct 85,

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Warner, Rachel ; Byrnes, Rita

PDF Url : ADA306604

Report Date : OCT 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : Focuses on socialism and its interpretation by African socialists and on Marxism-Leninism and its interpretation by Afro communist regimes. Communist parties in non-Afrocommunist countries and a comparison of African socialism and Afrocommunism are presented. The political, economic, and ideological steps that led to the consolidation of Marxist-Leninist policies and institutions are then examined for several Afrocommunist countries -- Congo, Benin, Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, and Ethiopia Discusses prospects for the emergence of Afrocommunist regimes in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia, as well as implications of Afrocommunism for the West. Includes a comparative time chart of Afrocommunist and African socialist developments for 13 countries.

Descriptors :   *AFRICA, *COMMUNISTS, *SOCIALISM, SUBSAHARAN AFRICA, COMPARISON, TIME, CHARTS, POLITICAL PARTIES, COMMUNISM, SOUTH AFRICA, ANGOLA, MADAGASCAR, MOZAMBIQUE, ETHIOPIA.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE