In This Review

The Soviet Union and Black Africa
The Soviet Union and Black Africa
By Christopher Stevens
Holmes & Meier, 1976, 236 pp

Written before the Soviet role in Angola became clear, this work concentrates on Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria and Kenya, as well as the Horn; the author's analysis of military relationships and strategic possibilities is necessarily somewhat dated, but the discussion of the complexities of Soviet economic and political relations with left-leaning regimes is a low-key antidote to alarmist warnings about Soviet beachheads in Africa.