n Journal for Contemporary History - The controversy of the battle of Cassinga. Does the media provide the final answer?

Volume 29, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



The military hostilities during the years 1966 to 1989 between the military forces of South Africa, the former South West Africa and Unita on the one hand, and Cuba, the Angolese forces and PLAN (People's Liberation Army for Namibia), the military wing of SWAPO, on the other hand, were popularly known as the Border or Bush War. Other authors referred to it as the battle for the independence of Namibia.

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