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South African Defence Force
Oil-giant Angola became embroiled in a war between South African forces and Communist forces who wanted Cold War supremacy.
The Border War began in 1976 after Angola gained independence from its former-colonial power, Portugal, and continued until 1989
The conflict started as a power struggle between two former liberation movements, UNITA which South Africans took the side of and MPLA which had backing from Cuba, USSR and 10+ other nations