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  Angola
Institutions
  President  João Lourenço 0 17 +45.00%
  National Assembly  People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola 0 17 +45.21%
Province
 Bengo   
 Benguela   
 Bié   
 Cabinda   
 Cuando Cubango   
 Cuanza Norte   
 Cuanza Sul   
 Cunene   
 Huambo   
 Huíla   
 Luanda   
 Lunda Norte   
 Lunda Sul   
 Malanje   
 Moxico   
 Namibe   
 Uíge   
 Zaire   


Neighbors
Congo, Democratic Republic of the  
Congo, Democratic Republic of the  
Congo, Republic of the  
Namibia  
Zambia  
Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
South Atlantic Ocean  

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Parents  
Established November 11, 1975
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia April 23, 2011 11:20pm
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 [Link]
Christian 94.3%
Ethnoreligionist 4.7%
Non-religious 0.8%
Atheist 0.2%

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