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Title:The origins, context, and political significance of the Mushala Rebellion against the Zambian one-party State
Authors:Larmer, MilesISNI
Macola, GiacomoISNI
Year:2007
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Volume:40
Issue:3
Pages:471-496
Language:English
Geographic terms:Zambia
Portugal
Subjects:rebellions
United National Independence Party
political opposition
African National Congress (Zambia)
foreign intervention
1970-1979
1980-1989
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/40034039
Abstract:Between the mid-1970s and the early 1980s, Adamson Mushala led the only significant internal armed rebellion against the postcolonial Zambian State. While making no substantial military gains, Mushala succeeded in destabilizing the North-Western Province, the site of his insurgency, and creating an atmosphere of fear and paranoia among local and national leaders of Zambia's ruling United National Independence Party (UNIP). Building on a study by P. Wele (1987) and using untapped archival and oral sources, this paper circumvents the standard depiction of Mushala as a South African-sponsored 'terrorist' and contends that his insurgency must be viewed as the precipitate of the complex interaction between local (the ANC - African National Congress - in Mwinilunga District), national (UNIP's drive towards the one-party State) and regional (the politics of Zambia, Portugal and South Africa) forces and structures. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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