A report on Angola

King João I, Manikongo of the Kingdom of Kongo
Coat of arms granted to King Afonso I of Kongo by King Manuel I of Portugal
Queen Ana de Sousa of Ndongo meeting with the Portuguese, 1657
Depiction of Luanda from 1755
History of Angola; written in Luanda in 1680.
Portuguese Armed Forces marching in Luanda during the Portuguese Colonial Wars (1961–74).
Members of the National Liberation Front of Angola training in 1973.
Agostinho Neto, first President of Angola.
Maximum extent of UNITA and South African operations in Angola and Zambia during the Angolan Civil War.
Cuban tank in Luanda during the Cuban intervention in Angola, 1976
Luanda is experiencing widespread urban renewal and redevelopment in the 21st century, backed largely by profits from oil & diamond industries.
Topography of Angola.
Map of Angola with the provinces numbered
Provincial Government of Huambo.
Provincial Government of Namibe.
The National Assembly of Angola.
João Lourenço, President of Angola
Soldiers of the Angolan Armed Forces in full dress uniform.
Angolan National Police officers.
Foreign Minister of Angola Manuel Domingos Augusto.
Diplomatic missions of Angola.
A proportional representation of Angola exports, 2019
GDP per capita 1950 to 2018
The National Bank of Angola.
Luanda Financial City.
Tourism in Angola has grown with the country's economy and stability.
Corporate headquarters in Luanda
An offshore oil drilling platform off the coast of central Angola
Capanda Dam on the Cuanza
TAAG Angola Airlines is the country's state-owned national carrier.
Catumbela Bridge in Benguela.
Lobito hosts a major seaport.
Luanda's construction boom is financed largely by oil and diamonds.
Population Pyramid of Angola in 2020.
Portuguese colonial architecture in the historic center of Benguela.
Roman Catholic Luanda Cathedral.
Catholic church of Uaco Cungo.
Lucrécia Paím Maternity Hospital.
Agostinho Neto University.
A primary school in Province of Cuanza Sul
Mutu-ya Kevela Prep. School
Agostinho Neto National Memorial in Luanda.
Yombe sculpture.
National Museum of Anthropology.
The National Stadium in Benguela.
Angola map of Köppen climate classification.
Historical ethnic divisions of Angola

Country in Central Africa, sometimes considered part of Southern Africa due to its location.

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Location of Cuba (red), Angola (green), and South Africa (blue)

Angolan Civil War

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Location of Cuba (red), Angola (green), and South Africa (blue)
Map of Angola's major ethnic groups, c. undefined1970
Portuguese colonies in Africa at the time of the Portuguese Colonial War (1961–1974)
Portuguese Army soldiers operating in the Angolan jungle, in the early 1960s
Burning MPLA staff car destroyed in the fighting outside Novo Redondo, late 1975
Senator Dick Clark
Shaba Province, Zaire
Agostinho Neto, MPLA leader and Angola's first president, meets with Poland's ambassador in Luanda, 1978
South African paratroopers on patrol near the border region, mid-1980s.
Maximum extent of South African and UNITA operations in Angola and Zambia
Map of Angola's provinces, with Cuando Cubango province highlighted.
Building in Huambo showing the effects of war
Decommissioned UNITA BMP-1 and BM-21 Grads at an assembly point.
Unofficial flag of Cabinda
Savimbi meeting the European Parliament deputies in 1989
More than 700 villagers trekked 60 km from Golungo Alto to Ndalatando (red dot), fleeing a UNITA attack. They remained uninjured.
Destroyed road bridge in Angola, 2009

The Angolan Civil War (Guerra Civil Angolana) was a civil war in Angola, beginning in 1975 and continuing, with interludes, until 2002.

Portuguese Angola

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Portuguese West Africa in 1905–1975
Queen Nzinga in peace negotiations with the Portuguese governor in Luanda, 1657
Portuguese West Africa in 1905–1975
Portuguese soldiers in Angola
Portuguese troops during the Colonial War
Proposed flag for Portuguese Angola
Kwanza River
Topographic map of Angola
Bullfighting in Luanda, 1899
José Águas was born in Luanda in 1930.

Portuguese Angola refers to Angola during the historic period when it was a territory under Portuguese rule in southwestern Africa.

Queen Ana de Sousa of Ndongo meeting with the Portuguese, 1657.

Luanda

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Queen Ana de Sousa of Ndongo meeting with the Portuguese, 1657.
São Miguel Fortress, founded in 1576 by Paulo Dias de Novais, today hosts the Armed Forces Museum.
Depiction of São Paulo da Assumpção de Luanda, 1755.
Portuguese Armed Forces marching in Luanda during the Portuguese Colonial Wars (1961–74).
President José Eduardo dos Santos with President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff at the Presidential Palace in 2011.
Luanda is experiencing widespread urban renewal and redevelopment in the 21st century, backed largely by profits from oil & diamond industries.
The National Assembly of Angola.
Aerial view of the City of Luanda and the Ilha de Luanda.
View of the Bay of Luanda.
Beach cabanas on Ilha de Luanda.
Miradouro da Lua in Samba district.
Luanda Cathedral was built in 1628.
N. Sra. da Nazaré Church, b. 1664.
Statue of Ana de Sousa.
National Museum of Anthropology.
National Museum of Slavery.
Cidade Financeira de Luanda.
High rises in downtown Luanda.
Marginal promenade along the bay.
Tower on Rua Kwame Nkrumah.
The Port of Luanda administration.
Luanda International Airport.
The Port of Luanda is one of the busiest ports in Africa.
Mutu-ya Kevela Prep. School.
Agostinho Neto University.
Estádio 11 de Novembro.

Luanda is the capital and largest city in Angola.

MPLA

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MPLA poster. The slogan translates as "Victory is certain".

The People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola, abbr. MPLA), for some years called the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Party (Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola – Partido do Trabalho), is a left-wing, social democratic political party from Angola.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Country in Central Africa.

Country in Central Africa.

View of Leopoldville Station and Port in 1884
1908 photograph of a married Christian couple.
Force Publique soldiers in the Belgian Congo in 1918. At its peak, the Force Publique had around 19,000 Congolese soldiers, led by 420 Belgian officers.
The leader of ABAKO, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, first democratically elected President of Congo-Léopoldville
Patrice Lumumba, first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Congo-Léopoldville, was murdered by Belgian-supported Katangan separatists in 1961
Mobutu Sese Seko and Richard Nixon in Washington, D.C., 1973.
Mobutu with the Dutch Prince Bernhard in Kinshasa in 1973
Belligerents of the Second Congo War
Refugees in the Congo
People fleeing their villages due to fighting between FARDC and rebel groups, North Kivu, 2012
Government troops near Goma during the M23 rebellion in May 2013
DR Congo's President Félix Tshisekedi with neighbouring Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso in 2020; both wear face masks due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The map of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo map of Köppen climate classification
Ituri Rainforest
Mount Nyiragongo, which last erupted in 2021.
Salonga National Park.
Masisi Territory
Lake Kivu in North Kivu province
Bas-Congo landscape
An Okapi
A male western gorilla
Hippopotami
Joseph Kabila was President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from January 2001 to January 2019.
President Joseph Kabila with U.S. President Barack Obama in August 2014
FARDC soldiers on patrol in Ituri province
A group of demobilized child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
A proportional representation of Democratic Republic of the Congo exports, 2019
Change in per capita GDP of Congo, 1950–2018. Figures are inflation-adjusted to 2011 International dollars.
Rough diamonds ≈1 to 1.5 mm in size from DR Congo.
DR Congo's Human Development Index scores, 1970–2010.
Collecting firewood in Basankusu.
Train from Lubumbashi arriving in Kindu on a newly refurbished line.
Map of rail network
Major Bantu languages in the Congo
Kongo youth and adults in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Amani festival in Goma
Family in Rutshuru, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
The population pyramid of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Our Lady of Peace Cathedral in Bukavu
A classroom in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Development of life expectancy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Population fleeing their villages due to fighting between FARDC and rebels groups, Sake North Kivu 30 April 2012
A Hemba male statue
Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa.
The Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Lubumbashi

The DRC is located in sub-Saharan Africa, bordered to the northwest by the Republic of the Congo, to the north by the Central African Republic, to the northeast by South Sudan, to the east by Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, and by Tanzania (across Lake Tanganyika), to the south and southeast by Zambia, to the southwest by Angola, and to the west by the South Atlantic Ocean and the Cabinda exclave of Angola.

Cabinda Province

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1913 map of Bas-Congo and Cabinda
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Cabinda (formerly called Portuguese Congo, Kabinda) is an exclave and province of Angola, a status that has been disputed by several political organizations in the territory.

Kingdom of Kongo

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The "Kingdom of Congo"
(now usually rendered as "Kingdom of Kongo" to maintain distinction from the present-day Congo nations)
João I Nzinga a Nkuwu
The "Kingdom of Congo"
(now usually rendered as "Kingdom of Kongo" to maintain distinction from the present-day Congo nations)
Banner of King Afonso I
An image depicting Portuguese encounter with Kongo royal family
The Kingdom of Kongo in 1648
Kongo in 1701
Kongo in 1770
Pedro VII and Isabel, titular King and Queen of Kongo, pictured in 1934.
Congo-Bowmen, the bulk of Kongo's infantry forces, consisted of archers equipped and attired similar to these found by the David Livingstone expedition.
Kongo (Boma subgroup). 19th century Grave Marker (Tumba). The Kongo people placed stone figures called tumba on the graves of powerful people. His cap (mpu) with four leopard's teeth, the beaded necklace, and the bracelet (nlunga) identify him as a chief. The term tumba comes from the old Portuguese word for "tomb"—this genre may have been inspired by grave monuments for European merchants and missionaries in Kongo cemeteries. Brooklyn Museum
Basket from the Kingdom of Kongo, 18th/19th century

The Kingdom of Kongo (Kongo dya Ntotila or Wene wa Kongo; Reino do Congo) was a kingdom located in central Africa in present-day northern Angola, the western portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of the Congo.

Namibia

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Country in Southern Africa.

Country in Southern Africa.

San people are Namibia's oldest indigenous inhabitants.
German church and monument to colonists in Windhoek, Namibia.
Map depicting the Police Zone (in tan) and tribal homelands (in red) as they existed in 1978. Self-governing tribal homelands appear as tan with red stripes.
Foreign Observer identification badge issued during the 1989 Namibian election
South African troops patrol the border region for PLAN insurgents, 1980s.
Sand dunes in the Namib, Namibia
Shaded relief map of Namibia
Namibia map of Köppen climate classification zones
Fish River Canyon
Namibia is primarily a large desert and semi-desert plateau.
Quivertree Forest, Bushveld
Regions of Namibia
Historical GDP per capita development in southern african countries, since 1950
Downtown Windhoek
The B2 between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, Namibia
Welcoming sign of the Burgsdorf farm in Hardap
An example of Namibian wildlife, the plains zebra, is one focus of tourism.
Population density in Namibia by regions (census 2011)
Himba people in northern Namibia
Afrikaner children in Namibia
Lutheran church in Swakopmund
The Namibia rugby team
Secondary school students

It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east.

Republic of the Congo

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Country located in the western coast of Central Africa to the west of the Congo river.

Country located in the western coast of Central Africa to the west of the Congo river.

The court of N'Gangue M'voumbe Niambi, from the book Description of Africa (1668)
Alphonse Massamba-Débat's one-party rule (1963–1968) attempted to implement a political economic strategy of "scientific socialism".
Marien Ngouabi changed the country's name to the People's Republic of the Congo, declaring it Africa's first Marxist–Leninist state. He was assassinated in 1977.
A pro-constitutional reform rally in Brazzaville during October 2015. The constitution's controversial reforms were subsequently approved in a disputed election which saw demonstrations and violence.
Denis Sassou Nguesso served as president from 1979 to 1992 and has remained in power ever since his rebel forces ousted President Pascal Lissouba during the 1997 Civil War.
Map of the Republic of the Congo exhibiting its twelve departments
Climate diagram for Brazzaville
GDP per capita development in the Republic of Congo, 1950 to 2018
A proportional representation of Republic of the Congo exports, 2019
Cassava is an important food crop in the Republic of the Congo.
Young women learning to sew, Brazzaville
Maya-Maya Airport in Brazzaville
Trois Pieces, a Congo-Brazzaville food
School children in the classroom, Republic of the Congo

It is bordered to the west by Gabon, to its northwest by Cameroon and its northeast by the Central African Republic, to the southeast by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to its south by the Angolan exclave of Cabinda and to its southwest by the Atlantic Ocean.

Zambia

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Landlocked country at the crossroads of Central, Southern and East Africa, and also is typically referred to as being in South-Central Africa.

Landlocked country at the crossroads of Central, Southern and East Africa, and also is typically referred to as being in South-Central Africa.

Ancient (but graffitied) Rock Art in Nsalu Cave, Kasanka National Park in North-Central Zambia.
Batonga fisherwomen in Southern Zambia. Women have played and continue to play important roles in many African societies.
Ruins z q r. of Great Zimbabwe. Kalanga/Shona rulers of this kingdom dominated trade at Ingombe Ilede.
Drawing of the ruler of Lunda, Mwata Kazembe, receiving Portuguese in the royal courtyard in the 1800s
A drawing of Lunda houses by a Portuguese visitor. The size of the doorways relative to the building emphasizes the scale of the buildings.
The kalonga (ruler) of the AChewa today descends from the kalonga of the Maravi Empire.
Three young Ngoni chiefs. The Ngoni made their way into Eastern Zambia from KwaZulu in South Africa. They eventually assimilated into the local ethnic groups.
Inside the palace of the Litunga, ruler of the Lozi. Due to the flooding on the Zambezi, the Litunga has two palaces one of which is on higher ground. The movement of Litunga to higher land is celebrated at the Kuomboka Ceremony
An 1864 photograph of the Scottish explorer and missionary David Livingstone.
Kenneth Kaunda, first Republican president, on a state visit to Romania in 1970
The geopolitical situation during the Rhodesian Bush War in 1965 – countries friendly to the nationalists are coloured orange.
Zambia National Assembly building in Lusaka
President Edgar Lungu with Russian President Vladimir Putin, 26 July 2018
Zambia map of Köppen climate classification.
Victoria Falls
The Mwata Kazembe opens the Mutomboko ceremony
Tribal and linguistic map of Zambia
Pupils at the St Monica's Girls Secondary School in Chipata, Eastern Province
A proportional representation of Zambia exports, 2019
Zambia Export Treemap (2014)
GDP per capita (current), compared to neighbouring countries (world average = 100)
The major Nkana open copper mine, Kitwe.
Nshima (top right corner) with three types of relish.
A Yombe sculpture, 19th century.
National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

Its neighbors are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the northeast, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, Namibia to the southwest, and Angola to the west.