Angola, country located in southwestern Africa. Angola scores low on human development indexes despite using its large oil reserves to rebuild since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Angola has the potential to be one of Africa’s dazzling highlights. Lurking within its wild borders lies the continent’s second-largest waterfall, scattered remnants of Portuguese colonial history, a handful of emerging national parks, beaches galore and a diverse and unbelievably stoic cross-section of people.
Following the withdrawal of the Portuguese colonial masters in 1975, the rival former independence movements competed for power until 2002.
Much of Angola’s oil wealth lies in Cabinda province, where a decades-long separatist conflict simmers.
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