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Playing cold war politics: The cold war in Anglo-Kenyan relations in the 1960s

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posted on 11.06.2020 by Poppy Cullen
© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Kenya has rarely been considered a major Cold War battleground, becoming linked with Britain and the Western side, even whilst being publicly committed to non-alignment and African Socialism. Nonetheless, the Cold War offered opportunities for Kenya’s newly independent leaders. It was utilised in factional political debates between Tom Mboya and Oginga Odinga. In the late 1960s, leading Kenyans around President Jomo Kenyatta used Cold War rhetoric and rivalries to bargain to their advantage with the British over arms sales. British policy-makers offered concessions as they worked to build and then maintain their position as Kenya’s closest foreign partner.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Politics and International Studies

Published in

Cold War History

Volume

18

Issue

1

Pages

37 - 54

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Taylor and Francis

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Cold War History on 8 Nov 2017, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/14682745.2017.1387774.

Publication date

2017-11-08

Copyright date

2018

ISSN

1468-2745

eISSN

1743-7962

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Poppy Cullen Deposit date: 10 June 2020

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