Fractionism

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Fractionism[1] (Fraccionismo in Angolan Portuguese) was a political movement in Angola during the 1970s.

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Fractionism culminated in the attempted coup d'etat on 27 May 1977 against Agostinho Neto, led by a leading figure of the MPLA (Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola), Nito Alves. The movement had the support of the OCA (Organização dos Comunistas de Angola), but was suppressed with the help of Cuban military. An estimated 18,000 followers (or alleged followers) of Nito Alves were killed in the aftermath of the attempted coup, over a period that lasted up to two years[citation needed].

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Agostinho Neto, O que é o fraccionismo, Luanda: Departamento de Orientação Revolucionária (MPLA), Colecção Resistência, 1977
  • David Birmingham, The Twenty Seventh of May: An Historical Note on the Abortive Coup Attempt in Angola, African Affairs, 77/3, pp. 37–56
  • Dalila Cabrita Mateus & Álvaro Mateus, Purga em Angola, Lisboa: Edições Asa, 2007, ISBN 978-972-41-5372-8 [1]
  • Américo Cardoso Botelho, Holocausto em Angola, Lisboa: Editora Vega, 2007, ISBN 978-972-699-877-8 [2]
  • Miguel Francisco, Nuvem Negra, o drama do 27 de Maio de 1977, Lisboa: Clássica Editora, 2007
  • Felícia Cabrita, Massacres em África, Lisboa: A Esfera dos Livros, 2008 ISBN 978-989-626-089-7

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