The Angolan Civil War (1975-2002): A Brief History | South African History Online
The overthrow of Portugal’s Prime Minister, Marcello Caetano, on 25 April 1974 hailed a watershed moment for the former Portuguese colonies of Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Principe and Angola.
Angola - Peter Strandberg
Following a national liberation struggle – divided between three movements – against colonial Portugal, Angola's independence in 1975 would translate itself into decades of civil war. A conflict essentially rose between MPLA (Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola) which held power in Luanda and UNITA (União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola) which was limited to the eastern parts of the country. Besides being shaped by internal dynamics such as regionalism, race and…