Fidel Castro and African Leaders: Nkrumah, Sankara, Mandela, Gaddafi, Obasanjo, Mugabe and others
From Angola to Mozambique, Ethiopia to Somalia, Guinea Bissau to Equatorial Guinea. With his persona as a leading ‘revolutionary’ of his time, other like minds met with him over time.
He is also on record to have visited African countries not exactly on military missions but more along diplomatic lines. African leaders over the years also found their way to Havana to meet with him.
Even though, Cuba passes as a small Caribbean nation, they went to war thousands of miles away on the battlefields of Angola and Ethiopia, thousands have died as a result of their intervention militarily.
It’s leader at the time, Fidel Castro, who died late Friday aged 90, was convinced that the global stage for the “world revolution” was happening in Africa – as a result, Cuba became the first Latin American nation cross the seas to engage in war.
Cuban President Fidel Castro ® and Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe stand at attention during an arrival ceremony at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana September 18.