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During the colonial war, Portugal recruited one million four

hundred thousand people to fight in its territories of Mozambique,

Angola and Guinea.

One third of these soldiers were African,

the majority of whom were black.

Portuguese Guinea was the only one of the three colonies to have

special troops comprised solely of black Africans. It was also the

territory where these men suffered the worst persecution after

1974. At the time, African commandos became the target of

persecution, imprisonment and executions.

Portugal only managed to remain in Africa until 1974 because thousands of Africans were drafted into the Army. The colonial State pushed these men into the army, at the same time as luring them in with promises of a better life.

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