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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

AGO

Website

Angola

Established

11/11/1975

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

4/23/2011


President

President

National Assembly

National Assembly

Bengo

Benguela

Bié

Cabinda

Cuando Cubango

Cuanza Norte

Cuanza Sul

Cunene

Huambo

Huíla

Luanda

Lunda Norte

Lunda Sul

Malanje

Moxico

Namibe

Uíge

Zaire


DESCRIPTION

Angola is slowly rebuilding its country after the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but UNITA renewed fighting after being beaten by the MPLA at the polls. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - in the quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and strengthened the MPLA's hold on power. DOS SANTOS has pledged to hold legislative elections in 2006. National Flag Description: The red symbolizes the blood shed in the struggle for independence. The black stands for Africa. The cog-wheel and machete are symbols of the workers and peasants respectively. The star symbolizes international solidarity and progress. The yellow signifies the wealth of the nation. Religious Adherents http://www.thearda.com/internationalData/countries/Country_7_2.asp Christian 94.3% Ethnoreligionist 4.7% Non-religious 0.8% Atheist 0.2%


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7/2/2012 2:00 pm

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Angola's Chinese-built ghost town

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