Kaempfendes Afrika


Alternate Names: Medic Angola
Duration: 1971 - 1988
Location: Zurich, Switzerland


Medic Angola came into being in 1971 in Zurich, as a 'working group for medical support to the Angolan people'. From 1976, the group called itself Kaempfendes Afrika ('fighting Africa'), after the journal of the same name that had been published by Medic' Angola since November 1971. Kaempfendes Afrika was a political solidarity organization that devoted itself to the support of African liberation organizations in Switzerland. To this end, it set about building a dense network of contacts with several liberation organizations, especially in southern Africa. It supported these materially and financially and conducted intensive publicity activities. The group disbanded in 1988.

Organizational Archive


Title: Kämpfendes Afrika/Medic Angola
Time Span: 1971 - 1988
Media: Papers, posters, photos, library material
Description: The Basler Afrika Bibliographien holds the official archives, the library, a poster and photo collection of the group. The archive comprises the organization’s archive including correspondence and other documents relating to its contacts with African liberation movements, especially ZANU, ZAPU, SWAPO, SWANU, ANC, PAC, UNITA, MPLA and ELF. The archives have been indexed. See Dag Henrichsen (ed.): Registratur AA.5. The Archive of the Solidarity Group Medic Angola/Kaempfendes Afrika., Basel 2002.
Housed At: Basler Afrika Bibliographien / Namibia Resource Centre - Southern Africa Library
Location: Klosterberg 21-23, P.O. Box 2037, 4001 Basel, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (61) 228 9333
Reference Email: bab@bluewin.ch
Related Website: http://www.baslerafrika.ch/e/index.php