Defending Africa! Cuba & Humanity's Debt To Africa

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Cuba specialist Dr. Isaac Saney will explore the history and impressive dimensions of the Cuban Revolution's solidarity with Africa.

Cuba’s crucial decisive role in African national and anti-colonial liberation struggles (from Algeria to South Africa) is marginalized in the dominant western discourse and narratives. Cuba’s critical contribution treated almost as if it had never occurred.

Cuba’s ongoing medical missions in Africa are also frequently ignored. In 2014, Havana responded without hesitation to the Ebola epidemic in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia & Sierra Leone. The Cuban medical mission was the largest sent by any country, consisting of 461 Cuban doctors and nurses chosen from more than 15,000 volunteers.

“The Cuban people hold a special place in the hearts of the peoples of Africa. The Cuban internationalists have made a contribution to African independence, freedom and justice, unparalleled for its principled and selfless character...Cubans came to our region as doctors, teachers, soldiers, agricultural experts, but never as colonizers.” Nelson Mandela, July 26, 1991.

Sponsored by the Canadian Network on Cuba and A Different Booklist.
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By: Canadian Network on Cuba