The Diplomatic Achievements of Amilcar Cabral: A Case Study of Effective Leadership in a Small African State

  • David Fistein
Part of the Palgrave Studies in African Leadership book series (PSAL)


The argument forwarded in this chapter is that the diplomatic achievements of Amilcar Cabral provided the groundwork to his success as a modern African leader. They were not just an added bonus. Being a fantastic diplomat is key to the success of any African leader, but it is twice as important for those leaders from the many small African states in the world system. There are two parts that must be considered here: the relations with African neighbors and a productive relationship (one that is beneficial to the small African state) with countries outside of Africa. Both are indispensable to nation building and the implementation of domestic policies and programs intended to improve the quality of life of domestic constituencies.


Liberation Movement Monthly Review Social Revolution State Fragility National Liberation 
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