Re: Presence of delegates from Portuguese African colonies at socialist conferences

I can only offer some fragments on this. There was evidently a PAIGC representative at the UK Labour Party Annual Conference in 1973 (1-5 October in Blackpool). Portuguese Africa was quite a prominent issue at the event because of the recent – fiercely contested – official visit of Caetano to London. Also, of course, the conference came just weeks after the PAIGC’s declaration of independence for Guinea-Bissau.

Presence of delegates from Portuguese African colonies at socialist conferences

Could anyone provide me with information about the participation of delegates from Portuguese African colonies at socialist, communist, union or anti-imperialist conferences or meetings during the period up to the second World War (for example Comintern meetings or the 1927 conference of the Anti-imperialist league in Brussels)? Organizations such as Liga Africana or Partido Nacional Africano probably sent delegates, but I would need more detailed information about this. Thanks in advance for any information you might have.

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