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Afro-Atlantic Culture: On the Live Dialogue Between Africa and the Americas

Afro-Atlantic Culture: On the Live Dialogue Between Africa and the Americas  

When Africa is regarded as part of the cultural and political history of the African diaspora, it is usually recognized only as an origin—as a past to the African American ...
air transport

air transport  

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1 the movement of personnel and cargo by air.2 an aircraft designed to move personnel and/or cargo.
Amilcar Cabral

Amilcar Cabral  

(1924–73)Guinean revolutionary. He founded a clandestine liberation organization against Portuguese rule. From 1963–1973 he led a successful guerrilla campaign which had gained control of much of the ...
Angola

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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2009
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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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Angola, considered the seventh largest country in Africa, overlooks the West African coast. Under Portuguese colonial administration from the late

Angola

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010
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Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies, History, Regional and National History
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Few African countries have seen their natural and human potential as underutilized and thoroughly ravaged by violence as Angola. Precolonial

Angola

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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750 words
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The Republic of Angola is a large country, more than twice the size of France, on the SW coast of

Angola

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

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2004

Former Portuguese colony in South-West Africa whose particularly unpleasant and intractable civil war has run since independence in 1975.

Angola

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
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Social sciences, Politics
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1,602 words

The contours of Angola as a country, almost 1,300 kilometers from north to south and over 1,200 kilometers from west

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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1,020 words

Angola was a land with dynamic kingdoms—Kongo, Ndongo, Kasange, and Matamba—and trading systems when the Portuguese arrived in 1482.

Bantu

Bantu  

Spread of Bantu-speaking peoples across sub-Saharan Africa.Analysis of linguistic and genetic evidence suggests that groups of Bantu speakers, who originated in present-day eastern Nigeria and ...
Central African Republic

Central African Republic  

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A landlocked country in Africa stretching west-to-east from Cameroon to the Sudan and south-to-north from humid equatorial forests bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo to the savannah plains of ...
Chokwe

Chokwe  

Ethnic group of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, and Zambia; one of the richest trading groups in the Congo basin prior to Belgian colonialism.Originally seminomadic hunters in ...
Christianity in Africa

Christianity in Africa  

There has been a Christian presence on the African continent for nearly as long as people have considered themselves followers of Jesus Christ. Missionaries and traders have been credited for ...
Cold War and Africa

Cold War and Africa  

Ideological and political confrontation between the United States and the Communist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), which lasted from 1945–1989 and had major effects on African ...
Congo

Congo  

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Second longest river in Africa.The Congo River is 4,374 km (2,718 mi) long, and its drainage basin is about 3,457,000 sq km (about 1,335,000 sq mi), covering almost all ...
Congo

Congo  

The smaller of the two Congos is potentially oil rich, but its recurring civil war has held back developmentThe country's official name is the Republic of the Congo, though it is also known as Congo ...
Cuban Revolution

Cuban Revolution  

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Phenomenon of resistance to US hegemony in the western hemisphere that began with the victory of guerrilla forces led by Fidel Castro over the dictator Battista on 1 January 1959 ...
Cuito Cuanavale

Cuito Cuanavale  

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Between October 1987 and June 1988, in the fiercest conventional battles on African soil since Erwin Rommel was defeated at El Amien, the South African Defense Force (SADF) fought pitched ...
demobilization

demobilization  

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Of a military force means breaking up its component formations and units and discharging its personnel from military control and responsibility. A major part of demobilisation is the return of ...
détente

détente  

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Literally ‘loosening’. Détente was used to refer to periods of reduced tension in relations between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It was closely associated with the ...

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