Coordinates: 12°30′S 18°30′E / 12.500°S 18.500°E / -12.500; 18.500

Angola /æŋˈɡlə/, officially the Republic of Angola (Portuguese: República de Angola pronounced: [ɐ̃ˈɡɔlɐ]; Kikongo, Kimbundu and Umbundu: Repubilika ya Ngola), is a country in Southern Africa. It is the seventh-largest country in Africa, and is bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to west. The exclave province of Cabinda has borders with the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The capital and largest city is Luanda.

Although its territory has been inhabited since the Paleolithic Era, modern Angola originates in Portuguese colonization, which began with, and was for centuries limited to, coastal settlements and trading posts established from the 16th century onwards. In the 19th century, European settlers slowly and hesitantly began to establish themselves in the interior. As a Portuguese colony, Angola did not encompass its present borders until the early 20th century, following resistance by groups such as the Cuamato, the Kwanyama and the Mbunda. Independence was achieved in 1975 after a protracted liberation war. That same year, Angola descended into an intense civil war that lasted until 2002. It has since become a relatively stable unitary presidential republic.

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In this photo taken on Wednesday March 20 2019. Nigeria Naval Special Forces patrol during a joint navy exercise, in the Gulf of Guinea.

Why is piracy increasing on the Gulf of Guinea?

Deutsche Welle 21 Feb 2021
Nowhere on Earth do pirates strike more often than the Gulf of Guinea, where more than 130 sailors were taken hostage last year. The area is more dangerous than the Somali coast ... This area facilitates trade between southern and western Africa, and is a key route for valuable goods such as crude oil emanating from Angola and Nigeria ... ....

Angola and Nigeria prove that being endowed with oil is not always a boon

Independent online (SA) 20 Feb 2021
In my latest book, I detail what these are in relation to oil in Nigeria and Angola, sub-Saharan Africa’s two largest oil producers ... But, unlike in Angola, no aspirant Nigerian autocrat was able to monopolise personal control over the national oil company ... As my book shows, oil ......

Angola: Oil - Sonangol's New Board Appointed

All Africa 20 Feb 2021
... of the country's largest oil company, Sonangol....

Angola: Angola Produces 20% of Petroleum By-Products Needs

All Africa 20 Feb 2021
Luanda -- The minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, Diamantino de Azevedo, said this Thursday, in Luanda, that Angola only produces 20 percent of its daily consumption needs for crude oil by-products .......

Angolan President iterates commitment to market economy 18 Feb 2021
Angola has developed several initiatives to improve the business environment to attract more direct local and foreign private investment, Lourenco said, underscoring the need to promote growth of the non-oil sector to create more jobs and ......

Angolan Presidents iterates commitment to market economy

Urdu Point 18 Feb 2021
Angola has developed several initiatives to improve the business environment to attract more direct local and foreign private investment, Lourenco said, underscoring the need to promote growth of the non-oil sector to create more jobs and increase ......

Millions of dollars passed to friendly consulting firms of Angolan corrupt

Blitz 18 Feb 2021
Three of the world’s largest consulting firms received tens of millions of ......

Angola Finds Partner for New Diamond Mine

Diamonds Net 14 Feb 2021
Angola’s state-owned diamond company, Endiama, has signed a joint-venture agreement with trade and investment group Gemcorp to develop the Mulepe diamond deposit ... Mulepe is Gemcorp’s first diamond investment in Angola ... projects, including the Cabinda Oil Refinery....

Petrostates need to bridge $9 trillion income gap in energy transition: Report

Sify 12 Feb 2021
Oil and gas producing countries face a multi-trillion dollar hole in government revenues over the next 20 years as the world decarbonises, with some needing strong international support to diversify their economies and avoid social and political instability, said a report from Carbon Tracker on Thursday....

Fred Roberts, 88

Williston Herald 12 Feb 2021
Upon his return, the ND oil boom was in full swing. Fred traded-in his electrician aspirations to be a part of the oil boom ... Fred continued working in the oil business and learned gas lift design ... During the mid-80’s, a downturn in oil caused Fred to adventure across the Atlantic to Angola Africa....

Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich Biodiversity (By Verner Ayukegba)

APO 12 Feb 2021
This article is published by Africa Oil & Power for Angola's oil and gas regulator, the Agência Nacional de Petróleo, Gás e Biocombustíveis....

Oil exporters face $13tn worth of lost revenue to energy transition by 2040

The National 11 Feb 2021
Oil-exporting countries stand to lose nearly $13 trillion in revenue by 2040 as global economies continue to decarbonise their power systems, according to a report by Carbon Tracker ... Why low-cost and low-carbon assets are attractive for big oil companies ... Angola and Azerbaijan could see a hit to 40 per cent of government income from oil....