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Angola
Angola, officially the Republic of Angola , is a country in south-central Africa bordered by Namibia on the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the north, and Zambia on the east; its west coast is on the Atlantic Ocean with Luanda as its capital city...
Timeline of Events
1575
1.25.1575
Luanda, the capital of Angola was founded by the Portuguese navigator Paulo Dias de Novais.
1976
6.28.1976
The Angolan court sentenced US and UK mercenaries to death sentences and prison terms in the Luanda Trial.
7.10.1976
One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
12.1.1976
Angola joins the United Nations.
1991
4.10.1991
A rare tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.
5.31.1991
Bicesse Accords in Angola lay out a transition to multi-party democracy under the supervision of the United Nations' UNAVEM II mission.
1993
12.4.1993
A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels.
1994
11.20.1994
The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war (localized fighting resumes the next year).
2000
10.31.2000
A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50.
11.15.2000
A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people.
2002
2.22.2002
Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
4.4.2002
The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.