ANGOLA: COUNTRY PROFILE

BACKGROUND PAPER
by Africa Policy Information Center
Washington, DC, United States
June 1995
7 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: Angola
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The document discusses current policy issues regarding Angola, including implementation of the peace treaty, clearing of land mines, and freedom of the press. It also includes “Fast Facts” about Angola and a capsule history of the country, pre- and post-1960s. The poem, “Farewell at the Hour of Parting,” written by Augostino Neto in 1957, is reprinted. Neto, a poet and leader of the Popular Movement for the Independence of Angola (MPLA), became the first President of independent Angola.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the Africa Policy Information Center).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root