Angola

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;ref name "Nam2011" '''Johnson Monteiro Pinto Macaba''' (born November 23, 1978 in Luanda), or simply '''Johnson Macaba''', is an Angolan football (Association football) striker (Forward (association football)), who plays for Grêmio Catanduvense (Grêmio Catanduvense de Futebol). International career Johnson is better known in Brazil


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) in Kansas. After graduating from Wichita State with his BA in English in 1926, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Laws degree from Columbia University. A distinguished football player, he received little encouragement from either family or teachers with his plans to become a writer. An early story, "Back to the Beast", resulted in one teacher remarking "Your work is impossible!". Yet this same story became his first professional sale when editor Farnsworth


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Peter last Manuel pages 918–918 publisher Garland Publishing location New York and London year 2001 isbn 0-8240-6040-7 url http: books.google.co.uk books?id Xb2ibVAXO9sC&pg PA918&dq zouk+mazurka# brass section, two synthesizers, guitar, bass guitar. Contemporary: Zouk-love and Zouk-R'n'B use synthesisers and drum machines especially. Kizomba is one of the most popular genres of dance and music created in Angola


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reach of security personnel, which you will find at all hotels and restaurants. '''Avoid using your camera in front of police''' (dressed in blue uniforms). Photography will result, at best, in a very heavy fine, but could also have more dire consequences. Throughout Angola, taking photographs of sites and installations of military or security interest, including government buildings, may result in arrest or fines and should be avoided. Travelers should also be advised that the '''Angolan currency


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Kurdistan . Principal production activities are in the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Equatorial Guinea. Within the United States, Marathon Oil has recently focused development efforts on liquids-rich shale plays, including the Bakken (Bakken formation) and Eagle Ford (Eagle Ford Formation) formations. Marathon Oil owns interests developing Athabasca oil sands (Canada) resources and in Waha Oil Company (Libya). Marathon's headquarters facility is the Marathon Oil Tower in Houston, Texas. "Contact Us." Marathon Oil. Retrieved on August 22, 2009. *Two visits to Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Hungary, India, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Slovenia, South Korea, Uruguay, and Venezuela *One visit to Albania, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Republic of the Congo), Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao (then part of the Netherlands Antilles), Denmark, East Timor (then part of Indonesia), Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia (The Gambia), Georgia (Georgia (country)), Ghana, Greece, Guam, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Republic of Ireland), Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Palestinian territories, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Zambia, and Zimbabwe #February 19 — February 26, 1992 - Senegal, Gambia (The Gambia), and Guinea #June 4 — June 10, 1992 - Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe #October 9 — October 14, 1992 - Dominican Republic During the 1990s Brazil received small numbers of immigrants from the former republics of Yugoslavia, from Afghanistan and West Africa (mostly Angolans). Refugees in Brazil - 2010 Recent immigration is mainly constituted by Chinese and Koreans (Korean people) and, in a smaller degree, by Argentines (Argentina) and other Latin American immigrants. Brasil: migrações internacionais e identidade In 2010, Brazil is home to 4,251 refugees from 76 different nationalities. The largest refugee ancestries were Angolan (1688), Colombian (583), Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)lese (402), Liberian (259), and Iraqi (Iraqi people) (197). 2010 Refugees Largest Ancestries Family Fernando Peyroteo, the former Sporting Clube de Portugal legend, is Couceiro's granduncle. António César de Vasconcelos Correia, 1st Viscount and 1st Count de Torres Novas and 93rd Governor of India (Portuguese India), was his great-great-great-uncle. Augusto de Vasconcelos was his second cousin, three times removed. His father, an engineer also named José Martins Couceiro, born in Angola in 1928 and deceased on 30 September 2005, was the first chairman of the former Clube Académico de Coimbra in 1974. Married to Clara, he is the father of three daughters, Catarina (born 1991), Sofia (born 1994), and Beatriz (born 1996). The '''African moony''', ''Monodactylus sebae'', is a fingerfish in the family Monodactylidae. It is a brackish and saltwater (Seawater) fish from the eastern Atlantic, ranging from the Canary Islands down to Angola. It favours mangrove swamps and similar shallow waters. * A man wielding a sword attacks a Tamil (Tamil people) church congregation in Stuttgart, Germany, kills a woman and seriously injures three other people. (Bloomberg) (BBC) * The Marburg virus death toll in Angola rises to 146, one of them an Italian female physician in Uige. (Recombinomics) (News24) (BBC) * In Thailand, two bombs explode in Hat Yai and one in Songkhla. Two are dead and dozens injured. (Channel News Asia) (BBC) (Bloomberg) * A 9-story factory building collapses in Dhaka, Bangladesh; five deaths are reported. (Reuters AlertNet) (BBC) * The World Health Organization announces that 203 people have died in Angola from the Marburg virus. News.com.au * A court in Oslo, Norway, detains a man suspected of involved with the theft of the Edvard Munch paintings ''The Scream'' and ''Madonna (Madonna (Edvard Munch))''. (Afternposten) (Reuters) * Craig Murray, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, will contest election seat against UK Foreign Minister Jack Straw (Jack Straw (politician)) in order to highlight Straw's alleged use of false confessions extracted by CIA torture in Uzbekistan. (Guardian Unlimited) (Background: International Herald Tribune) * In the face of the spread of the Marburg virus, the Angolan government tries to curb traditional funerary (funeral) practice of kissing and hugging the dead for farewell. The death toll is already over 210. (Reuters) (CNN) * South Korean Tongsun Park, Texas oilman David Chalmers and two others are indicted for bribery in the oil for food scandal. (Reuters) (Washington Post) Species and range *''Lampris guttatus'' (Brünnich (M. T. Brünnich), 1788) Opah — from the Grand Banks to Argentina in the Western Atlantic (Atlantic Ocean); from Norway and Greenland to Senegal and south to Angola (also in the Mediterranean (Mediterranean Sea)) in the Eastern Atlantic; from the Gulf of Alaska to southern California in the Eastern Pacific (Pacific Ocean); in temperate waters of the Indian Ocean; and rare forays into the Southern Ocean. *''Lampris immaculatus'' Gilchrist (J. D. F. Gilchrist), 1904 Southern opah — confined to the Southern Ocean from the 34th parallel south to the Antarctic Polar Front Franco brought on-board composer vocalist Sam Mangwana. Sam had a Zimbabwean father and an Angolan mother, but was born and raised in Kinshasa, DRC. He spoke English, French and Portuguese, along with a number of African dialects. His recruitment energised the band and infuriated Afrisa, where he came from. '''''Musanga cecropioides''''', the '''African corkwood tree''' or '''umbrella tree''', is found in Africa from Sierra Leone to Angola and eastward to Uganda. It is typical in secondary forests. There is an ambitious regional plan to provide the first ever major link between the road networks of Zambia and Angola via a Barotse Floodplain causeway (Barotse Floodplain#Barotse Floodplain causeway) from Mongu to Kalabo with a bridge over the Zambezi, replacing the current dry-season ferry at Sandaula. A paved highway would then be built north-west to the Angolan border continuing to Lumbala N'guimbo and Cuito Cuanavale. Although the causeway and bridge from Mongu to Kalabo was originally intended for completion in 2006, construction has proved more difficult than anticipated and large sections were washed away in floods in 2003 4, resulting in funding shortfalls. Chris McIntyre (2004). "Getting There" in ''Zambia: The Bradt Travel Guide'' online at www.zambia-travel-guide.com. In November 2007 unpaved earth causeways were in place from Mongu to beyond Lealui and Sandaula to Kalabo, but bridge construction had not commenced. Commons:Category:Angola Wikipedia:Angola Dmoz:Regional Africa Angola


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only sorry someone beat me to the early close of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion Harlan Ellison. Probably the most absurd example of WP:POINT ''ever'' from this particular cabal, trumping even the nomination of the first President of Angola. I suspect that vastly more people have heard of Ellison than have heard of Agostinho Neto. No SF fan can possibly be ignorant of Ellison's name and reputation. User Talk:JzG Just zis span style "border: 1px; border-style:solid


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The Increasing Importance of African Oil work Power and Interest Report date 20 March 2006 China is Angola's biggest trade partner and export destination as well as the fourth-largest importer. Bilateral trade reached $27.67 billion in 2011, up 11.5 percent year-on-year. China's imports, mainly crude oil and diamonds, increased 9.1 percent to $24.89 billion while China's exports, including mechanical and electrical products, machinery parts


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known as Zimbabwe) in 1980. *1640, December 1: a small group of conspirators storms the Palace in Lisbon and deposes the Spanish Governor, the Duchess of Mantua. The Duke of Bragança, head of the senior family of the Portuguese nobility (and descended from a bastard of João I), accepts the throne as Dom '''João IV of Portugal''', despite deep personal reluctance, by popular acclaim and at the urging of his wife. His entire reign will be dominated by the struggle to establish and maintain independence from Spain. Francisco de Lucena, secretary to the governing council of Portugal for the past 36 years and thus the most experienced bureaucrat in the country, smoothly changes his loyalties and becomes chief minister of the restored monarchy. *1641 The Inquisition attempts to derail the national restoration by giving its support to a counter-revolution mounted by a duke, a marquis, three earls and an archbishop. The plot fails, quelled by Francisco de Lucena, who has the ringleaders executed, but it initiates a 28-year-long war of independence against Spain punctuated by frequent internal threats to the stability of the new regime. Meanwhile the Dutch renew their attack on Angola and capture the most extensive Portuguese slaving grounds in Africa, including the Angolan port of Luanda. The Portuguese garrison flees upriver while trying to decide whether to declare continuing loyalty to the Habsburgs, accept Dutch rule or declare for João IV. They choose the House of Bragança and appeal to the Portuguese colony of Brazil for help in fending off African and Dutch attacks on their enclave. Salvador de Sá, leader of Rio de Janeiro, persuaded by the Jesuits in Brazil, also declares for King João and responds to the Angolan appeal. *1644 - Elvas (Elvas Municipality) withstands a nine-day siege by Spanish troops. *January 21, Domingos da Costa e Oliveira becomes Prime Minister (List of Prime Ministers of Portugal). *The ''Acto Colonial'' (Colonial Act) is published, defining the status of Portuguese colonies (Angola, Cabinda (Cabinda (province)), Cape Verde, Portuguese Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe, Mozambique, Goa, Diu (Daman and Diu), Daman (Daman and Diu) & Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Portuguese Timor (East Timor) and Macau). *The fundamental principles of the new regime are present by António de Oliveira Salazar in the 4th anniversary of the ''28th of May Revolution''. 1961 *February 4, The Portuguese Colonial War starts in Angola with the attacks to the Prison, Police headquarters and Radio central in Luanda. *March 15, Attacks in northern Angola by the UPA (União do Povo Angolano (Union of the Angolan People); Union of the Angolan People), against Portuguese colonists and African populations, provoking hundreds of deaths. *February 4, The Portuguese Colonial War starts in Angola with the attacks to the Prison, Police headquarters and Radio central in Luanda. *March 15, Attacks in northern Angola by the UPA (União do Povo Angolano (Union of the Angolan People); Union of the Angolan People), against Portuguese colonists and African populations, provoking hundreds of deaths. *The Prime Minister António de Oliveira Salazar takes on himself the office of Minister of National Defense and reorganizes the Government to face the war in Africa. The end of the war after the Carnation Revolution military coup of April 1974 in Lisbon resulted in the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Portuguese citizens Portugal Migration, ''The Encyclopedia of the Nations'' plus military personnel of European, African and mixed ethnicity from the newly-independent African territories to Portugal. From May 1974 to the end of the 1970s, over 1 million citizens left these former Portuguese colonies, and would restart their lives predominantly in Portugal, South Africa, North America, the rest of Western Europe and Brazil. Flight from Angola, ''The Economist'' (August 16, 1975). Dismantling the Portuguese Empire, ''Time (Time (magazine))'' magazine (Monday, July 7, 1975). Portugal - Emigration, Eric Solsten, ed. ''Portugal: A Country Study''. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress, 1993. This migration is regarded as one of the largest peaceful migration (Human migration)s in the world's history. António Barreto, ''Portugal: Um Retrato Social'', 2006 Devastating civil wars (List of conflicts in Africa) followed in Angola and Mozambique, which lasted several decades and claimed millions of lives and refugees. The Decolonization of Portuguese Africa: Metropolitan Revolution and the Dissolution of Empire by Norrie MacQueen - Mozambique since Independence: Confronting Leviathan by Margaret Hall, Tom Young - Author of Review: Stuart A. Notholt African Affairs, Vol. 97, No. 387 (Apr., 1998), pp. 276-278, JSTOR The former colonies faced severe problems after independence. Economic and social recession, authoritarianism, lack of democracy and other elemental civil and political rights, corruption (Political corruption), poverty, inequality (Economic inequality) and failed central planning eroded the initial revolutionary fervour. Mark D. Tooley, Praying for Marxism in Africa, FrontPageMagazine.com (Friday, March 13, 2009) Mario de Queiroz, AFRICA-PORTUGAL: Three Decades After Last Colonial Empire Came to an End Tim Butcher, As guerrilla war ends, corruption now bleeds Angola to death, ''The Daily Telegraph'' (30 July 2002) A level of social order and economic development comparable to what had existed under Portuguese rule, including during the period of the Colonial War (1961–1974), became the goal of the independent territories. "Things are going well in Angola. They achieved good progress in their first year of independence. There's been a lot of building and they are developing health facilities. In 1976 they produced 80,000 tons of coffee. Transportation means are also being developed. Currently between 200,000 and 400,000 tons of coffee are still in warehouses. In our talks with Angolan President Agostinho Neto we stressed the absolute necessity of achieving a level of economic development comparable to what had existed under Portuguese colonialism."; "There is also evidence of black racism in Angola. Some are using the hatred against the colonial masters for negative purposes. There are many mulattos and whites in Angola. Unfortunately, racist feelings are spreading very quickly." Fidel Castro Castro 's 1977 southern Africa tour: A report to Honecker (Erich Honecker), CNN In June 1975, after a period of eight months under which Mozambique had been administered by a provisional government, representatives of the Portuguese government and FRELIMO signed an agreement to grant independence to Mozambique, with the president of FRELIMO to assume the presidency of the newly independent nation. This was followed the next month by the announcement of the independence of Cape Verde, and the establishment of a new nation, the R Republic of Cape Verde. In Angola, the Alvor Agreement was signed on January 15, 1975, granting Angola independence from Portugal on 11 November 1975. The Alvor Agreement formally ended the war for independence (Angolan War of Independence). The agreement, while signed by the MPLA, the FNLA, UNITA, and the Portuguese government, was never signed by the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda or the Eastern Revolt as the other parties had excluded them from the peace negotiations. The coalition government established by the Alvor Agreement soon fell apart as the various nationalist parties each attempted to seize power. Unable to broker a new compromise, in November 1975 Portugal's last African High Commissioner Rosa Coutinho (António Alva Rosa Coutinho) simply hauled down his nation's flag and departed Angola for good. *African coastline Sahara breed: Include all coastline of Sahara desert, for Morocco to Guinea. *South Africa jungle breed: Include all South of Africa, like South Africa, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia. Madagascar and Indian islands are exceptions. *Australasia breed: Include west and little of east Australia and Indonesian Borneo. New Zealand, New Guinea and Ocean islands are exceptions. In 1972, Sarah Maldoror had shot her film ''Sambizanga'' about the 1961-1974 war (Portuguese Colonial War) in Angola. Surviving African women of this war are the subject of the Documentary (Documentary film) ''Les oubliées'' (The forgotten), made by Anne-Laure Folly twenty years later. '''Pedro Manuel Torres''' (born 18 March 1982), aka '''Mantorras''', is an Angolan footballer (Association football) who plays for C.D. Primeiro de Agosto as a striker (Forward (association football)). The '''Yellow Mongoose''' (''Cynictis penicillata''), sometimes referred to as the red meerkat, is a small mammal averaging about 1 lb (1 2 kg) in weight and about 20 in (500 mm) in length. A member of the mongoose family, it lives in open country, from semi-desert scrubland to grasslands in Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. '''Air Gemini''', also known as '''Air Gemini Cargo''', is an airline based in Luanda, Angola, operating chartered (charter flight) passenger and cargo flights into Quatro de Fevereiro Airport on behalf of the local mining industry, as well as services for humanitarian aid missions. Flight International, Directory: World Airlines, p.57, 27 March 2007 Distribution Although it is a large diurnal (diurnality) snake, the distribution of the black mamba is the subject of much confusion in research literature, indicating the poor status of African herpetological (herpetology) zoogeography. Commons:Category:Angola Wikipedia:Angola Dmoz:Regional Africa Angola

Angola

'''Angola''' ; Kikongo, Kimbundu, Umbundu: ''Repubilika ya Ngola''), is a country in Southern Africa. It is the seventh largest country in Africa, and is bordered by Namibia on the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the north, and Zambia on the east; its west coast is on the Atlantic Ocean and Luanda is its capital city. The exclave (Enclave and exclave) province of Cabinda (Cabinda Province) has borders with the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Portuguese were present in some – mostly coastal – points of the territory of what is now Angola from the 16th century, interacting in diverse ways with the peoples who lived there. In the 19th century, settlers slowly and hesitantly began to establish themselves in the interior. Angola as a Portuguese colony (Portuguese West Africa) encompassing the present territory was not established until the early 20th century, after the Mbunda (Mbunda people) resistance and abduction of their King, Mwene Mbandu I Lyondthzi Kapova (Mwene Mbandu Kapova I of Mbunda). See René Pélissier: ''Les Guerres grises: Résistance et revoltes en Angola (1845–1941)'', Montamets Orgeval: Éditions Pélissier, 1977 Independence was achieved in 1975, after a protracted liberation war (Angolan War of Independence). After independence, Angola descended into an intense civil war from 1975 to 2002 (Angolan Civil War). Despite the civil war, areas such as Baixa de Cassanje continue a lineage of kings which have included the former King Kambamba Kulaxingo and current King Dianhenga Aspirante Mjinji Kulaxingo.

Angola has vast mineral and petroleum reserves, and its economy has on average grown at a double-digit pace since the 1990s, especially following the end of the civil war. In spite of this, standards of living remain low for the majority of the population, and life expectancy and infant mortality rates (infant mortality) in Angola are among the worst in the world. Angola is considered to be economically disparate, with the majority of the nation's wealth concentrated (wealth concentration) in a disproportionately small sector of the population.

Angola is a member state of the United Nations, OPEC, African Union, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, the Latin Union and the Southern African Development Community.

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