Angola Geography And History
When traveling to Angola or for that reason to any country it is important to know the geography of that country. Angola which is called republic of Angola is in West Africa on the south Atlantic coast. The capital of Angola is Luanda. It is bordered with Namibia, democratic republic of Congo and Zambia. The country Angola is spread over 1246700 square kilometers.
The Angola topography revels that the northern part and the Cabinda region has rain forest. There is a dry coastal plain which extends from Luanda to Namibia. The interiors of Angola are covered with the wet highlands and the arid savanna. Many rivers, including Zambezi River, originate from the Congo River.
There is a lot of geographical diversity in country Angola. Some of the places have a flat coastline which is interrupted by the low cliffs of the red sandstone. The deep streams which are cut along the plain are known as Little Fish Bay, Great Fish Bay and Lobito Bay. There are a lot of shallow inlets from the sea.More...
History Of Angola And Us Relations
There are relations internationally between the United States and Angola. There was tension in this relationship at the time of the Angolan civil war. In the early 1970s, the United States has given support to FLNA and UNITA, who were the rebels against the ruling political party, when the two groups called the popular movement for the liberation of Angola.
The republican president ford planned to counter the communist Cuba when they were known to be mixed up with 30000 troops in Angola. This was permanently let down by Tunney/Clarck amendment which was passed by the democratic congress which forbids any involvement.
The United States was against the membership of Angola in the United Nations as it declared as independent in the year 1975 and accepted in 1976 December. Angola didn’t maintain any formal relationship with United States till 1993. More...
History Of Media In Angola
The political party called the Marxist Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola which is led by Jose Eduardo dos Santos controlled the media of Angola. He is the president of Angola who prefers judicial appointments and he is the one who influences the parliamentary elections.
The news agency which is official in Angola and is owned by the government is the Angola press agency which was established in the year 1975. It was in the past allied with the Soviet Union news agency called the Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union.
In the year 2005, the daily newspaper which was national was only one which was owned by the government and called Jornal de Angola. There were around 7 weekly publications owned by private agencies whose circulation was in thousands. Jornal de Angola, Semanario Angolense and O Apostolado are among the Angolan newspapers.More...