Angola

Country number:
172
Territory number:
212
“By all accounts the Angolan people, the great majority of them poor, illiterate and living in isolated villages or urban slums, carry out their civic responsibilities with great dignity and patience. The two voting days in Angola are another confirmation that anyone who mouths the cliché that Africans are not ready for democracy is simply ignorant of the facts. African politicians, however, are a different matter.”
Karl Maier, Angola: Promises and Lies

Tales from Angola

Angola - Namibe Province - Desert Surprises - Atlantic Coast Central Africa 3

Descending, on our way to Namibe, Wilson tells me this is the second most beautiful mountain pass in the world, Serra de Leba.
Descending, on our way to Namibe, Wilson tells me this is the second most beautiful mountain pass in the world, Serra de Leba.
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Angola - Around Lubango - The Muila Peoples - Atlantic Coast Central Africa 2

The Muila women of the Lubango area divide their hair into plaits and cake each section with coloured mud, adding long trails...
The Muila women of the Lubango area divide their hair into plaits and cake each section with coloured mud, adding long trails of beads
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Angola - Luanda - An Oil Boom City - Atlantic Coast Central Africa 1

It’s difficult to be grumpy in Luanda when all the Angolans are so delightfully friendly. Even the men in immigration.
It’s difficult to be grumpy in Luanda when all the Angolans are so delightfully friendly. Even the men in immigration.
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Angola, The Gem of Africa - in a Nutshell

Angola gets its name from the ancient Kingdom of Ndongo, whose kings carried the title of “Ngola.”
Angola gets its name from the ancient Kingdom of Ndongo, whose kings carried the title of “Ngola.”
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