Cold War in Africa

The following content is presented in the context of Dr. Nicolas Lépine’s Seminar in African History, "Battleground Africa: Cold War Burning Hot" (HIS 4186A00), University of Ottawa.

History of the Cold War in Africa 

In Winter 2021, students created virtual exhibits to showcase scientific analyses of select topics relating to the Cold War in Africa. These exhibits include interactive features such as timelines and maps, as well as interviews with academics from around the world!

    Coloured image of a stamp of a man with glasses.This work is not an object of copyright according to article 1259 of Book IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation No. 230-FZ of December 18, 2006.

    Black and white photo of a crowd standing with signs outside of an ornate building. Archives, Duke University. Apartheid Demonstration, May 4, 1985. April 13, 2006. Photo.

    On the more labour and military cooperation side of things:


      Coloured image of a map with certain countries blue and red, Cold War WorldMap 1962.png by Mosedschurte is licensed under CC-Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0.

      Black and white photograph with a group of people going down the stairs, The panthers in Kasbah,

      Seminar in African History: The Horn of Africa

      This lecture on the Horn of Africa and its origins is given by Professor Nicolas Lépine in the context of his seminar course. This compliments Professor Dominique Marshall's presentation, "Understanding the History of the Ethiopian Red Cross Society, on Each Side of the Cold War".