adult singles dating lindy nebraska - Angola love dating

The legacy of the colonial divide-and-rule tactics is still felt.

angola love dating-7

Although the slave trade was stopped in the 1880s, internal slavery continued into the twentieth century.

After the Conference of Berlin, Portuguese colonialism took on a very different character.

Six of the Bantu languages were selected as national languages: Chokwe, Kikongo, Kimbundo, Mbunda, Oxikuanyama, and Umbundu.

Many people are able to understand one or more of the national languages, but some forty languages are spoken. The political culture is highly militarized, and in both the National Union for the Total Liberation of Angola (UNITA) and the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) many symbols stem from the military tradition.

Angola borders Namibia to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Zambia to the east, and the Republic of Congo to the north.

The oil-rich enclave of Cabinda lies north of the Zaire river. Because of the ongoing war, it is difficult to obtain reliable population figures.

The anticolonial war ended after Portuguese soldiers, tired of war in the colonial territories, staged a coup in Portugal in 1974.

On 11 November 1975, Angola became an independent country.

It is difficult to obtain reliable information because the war precludes research in many areas. Angola is a country of 482,625 square miles (approximately 1.25 million square kilometers) in western Africa, south of the Equator.

Tags: , ,