What to know about Angola

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During the 14th century, Angola was a part of the Congo Kingdom. A century later, Portuguese explorers set foot in the country and started to trade. The first years of European-Congo relations were peaceful, until the beginning of a rift between Portuguese Brazil and Portugal due to the unsolicited slave trade in the 16th and 17th centuries. Portugal lost control of Brazil and the slave trade was abolished. The loss also resulted in intensified colonization over their other territories, including Angola. Portuguese rule lasted until 1975 when the country finally gained independence after the revolution. Remnants of the country’s colonial days can be found in many cities like Kwanza Sul and Lubango.

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