Angola Independence Day
Happy Independence Day, Angola!
The Republic of Angola is a west-coast country of southern Africa. It is the seventh-largest country in Africa, bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The capital and largest city of Angola is Luanda.
After a protracted anti-colonial struggle, independence was achieved on November 11th 1975 as the Marxist–Leninist People's Republic of Angola, a one-party state supported by the Soviet Union and Cuba.
A civil war between the ruling People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and the insurgent anti-communist National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), supported by the United States and apartheid South Africa, lasted until 2002. But the sovereign state has since become a relatively stable unitary, presidential constitutional republic.
We wish our fellow southern African country continued peace and prosperity!