- a republic in SW Africa: formerly an overseas province of Portugal; gained independence Nov. 11, 1975. 481,226 sq. mi. (1,246,375 sq. km). Capital: Luanda.
Formerly Portuguese West Africa.
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Maria Borges, an African model in her second VS show, said everyone back home in Angola would be watching her.I Got Kicked Out Of The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
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For Xido, spending time in war-ravaged Angola felt strangely familiar.
Two years later, Death Metal Angola is readying for its premiere, and the railway film remains unfinished.
Her famous walk—twice—through the half cleared landmine field in Angola was enormously brave and made a lasting impact.Princess Diana Was the Girlfriend From Hell. Why Is This Movie So Boring?
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Anthony Johnson was captured in his native Angola by an enemy tribe and sold to European slavers.Slavery As ‘Innovation’ and Other Provocative Ideas: What I Learned From Henry Louis Gates’s ‘Many Rivers to Cross’
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Is a species of bunting, a native of Angola and other parts of Africa.The Peacock 'At Home:'
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The coloured population of Angola are sunk in the grossest superstition.
The Portuguese have imitated the marimba, and use it in their dances in Angola.
Our Angola Missions were commenced a little over four years ago.
Her short and sure way from Boston to heaven was through Angola in Africa.
- a republic in SW Africa, on the Atlantic: includes the enclave of Cabinda, north of the River Congo; a Portuguese possession from 1575 until its independence in 1975; multiparty constitution adopted in 1991; factional violence. It consists of a narrow coastal plain with a large fertile plateau in the east. Currency: kwanza. Religion: Christian majority. Capital: Luanda. Pop: 18 565 269 (2013 est). Area: 1 246 693 sq km (481 351 sq miles)
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After achieving independence from Portugal in 1976, Angola was the scene of a civil war between its Marxist government, supported by the Soviet Union and Cuban troops, and a rebel organization known as UNITA, which was aided by the United States and South Africa. In 1988, the United States engineered a settlement that led to the withdrawal of Cuban troops and to South African acceptance of black majority rule in neighboring Namibia.
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