HC Deb 22 May 1978 vol 950 c448W
Mr. Townsend

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will give the Government's latest estimate of the number of Cuban soldiers in each African country.

Mr. Rowlands

It is estimated that there are 17,000 Cuban military personnel in Ethiopia, many of whom are combat troops. In Angola the estimate is that a large number of the 20,000 Cubans are military personnel. No accurate estimate can be given of the Cuban military presence which exists in other African countries.

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