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90Mil BC
Scientists in 2011 reported the discovery a previously unknown, plant-eating dinosaur in Angola that dated to about this time. It was named Angolatitan adamastor. The fossil was found along with fish and shark teeth in what would have been a sea bed 90 million years ago.
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1590 Jul 6
English admiral Francis Drake took the Portuguese Forts at Taag, Angola.
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1959 May 25
Khrushchev visited Angola.
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1961 Feb 4
In the Portuguese colony of Angola fighting erupted as 3 anti-colonial guerrilla movements battled for independence. Rebels butchered Portuguese settlers, including women and children, on remote Angolan plantations. In revenge, Portuguese militias and troops carried out a vicious campaign of repression, despite pressure from the US and UN to pull out of Africa.
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1970
In Portuguese Angola the father of Michael Durney bought the Mampeza Industrial SARL, a cannery in Benguela. By 1997 under Michael it was processing 5 tons of tuna a day and one tone of sardines and mackerel.
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1972
Barcelo de Carvalho, aka "Bongo," recorded the album "Angola 72" in the Netherlands. The music’s predominant rhythm is semba, described as the origin of Brazil’s Samba. The album was smuggled into Angola and became very popular but was banned by the government. It was re-released in the US in 1997. One of its songs was featured in the 1997 French film "When the Cat’s Away."
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1975 Jun
From June to July the US launched covert operations in Angola to prevent a Communist takeover. In 2002 Dr. Piero Gleijeses authored “Conflicting Missions, Havana, Washington and Africa: 1959-1976.”
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1975 Oct 14
South Africans secretly launched Operation Savannah when the first of several South African columns (task force Zulu) crossed into Angola from Namibia.
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1975 Oct 23
A Battle between Cuban and South Africa troops took place in Angola.
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1975 Nov 10
In Angola the MPLA and Cuban troops warded off the last big attack of the FNLA.
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1975 Nov 11
Angola proclaimed independence from Portugal. Civil war began following the 14-year fight for independence. The Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) proclaimed unilateral independence. Jonas Savimbi led UNITA and the FLNA was backed by Zaire.
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1975
1988
Some 350,000 Angolans died in the Civil War. Cuba sent in 50,000 soldiers to back the MPLA and the USSR contributed billions of dollars. South African troops and US guns and money supported UNITA.
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1977
Rebel forces from Angola swept into Zaire and captured much of the copper-rich Shaba province. Zaire regained control after 3 months with American and other foreign support.
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1978 May 4
The South African Air Force (SAAF) engaged in air to ground combat at the Battle of Cassinga in Angola.
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1979 Sep 10
Pres. Agostinho Neto (b.1922), Angola’s 1st president, died and Jose Eduardo dos Santos was elected president. Neto was originally embalmed but later cremated.
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1980 Apr 1
The southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) was established by 9 countries with the Lusaka declaration (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe). The main aim was coordinating development projects in order to lessen economic dependence on apartheid South Africa. On August 17, 1992, it was transformed into the Southern African Development Community (SADC). By 2008 it included 15 members.
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1980
The population of Angola was about 7 million.
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1982
In Angola a 520-megawatt hydroelectric plant was inaugurated in Capanda. It was expected to go online in 2009.
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1984 Jun 28
In Angola the wife and daughter of activist Marius Schoon were killed by a parcel bomb. It was sent by Craig Michael Williamson (b1949), a former South African police major, who was exposed as a spy in 1980.
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1984
South Africa’s ANC executed 7 of its guerrillas by firing squad and sentenced another 8 to death in Angola’s Pango camp.
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1988 Mar 22
In Angola the battle of Cuito Cuanavale changed the region's political landscape, accelerating the independence of Namibia and the fall of apartheid in South Africa. While the Cuban and Angolan forces claimed victory, South Africa claimed it lost only 31 soldiers against 4,785 who fell on the other side.
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1988 Jul
The apartheid regime in South Africa, having entered into discussions with the ANC, agreed to elections in Namibia in exchange for the withdrawal of Cuban troops from Angola.
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1988
Cuba and South Africa negotiated a mutual withdrawal. The MPLA and UNITA continued fighting.
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1989 Jan 10
Cuba began withdrawing its troops from Angola, more than 13 years after its first contingents arrived.
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1989 Jun 22
The government of Angola and the anti-Communist rebels of the UNITA movement agreed to a formal truce in their 14-year-old civil war. Some 1.5 million people were killed during this period and over 4 million forced to flee their homes.
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1991 May 1
The government of Angola and US-backed guerrillas initialed agreements ending their civil war.
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1991 May 23
Last Cubans troops left Angola.
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1991 May 31
Pres. Jose Eduardo dos Santos signed a peace treaty with Jonas Savimbi of UNITA, ending a 16-year-old Angola civil war. It called for a unified military and democratic elections.
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1991
Fighting between US supported UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola), and the Marxist MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola), ended.
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1991
In Angola the Bicesse Accord failed to resolve squabbles and ended with a resumption of war.
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1991
In Angola Elisol was established as a refuse collection company. In the 1990s it took on the maintenance of sanitation networks.
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1991
1999
UNITA rebels in Angola raised an estimated $3-4 billion through diamond sales.
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1992
Angola’s Pres. Jose Eduardo dos Santos and the MPLA beat Jonas Savimbi and UNITA in elections.
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1992
In Angola fighting between UNITA and the MPLA resumed when UNITA rejected its political defeat in the country’s first democratic elections. Jonas Savimbi of the Ovimbundu tribe, leader of UNITA, refused to accept defeat.
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1992
The Angola food company, Angoalissar, was founded by local and int’l. investors.
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1993
UN peace talks began in Zambia as fighting continued.
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1993
Arms and an oil embargo was imposed on the UNITA rebels by the UN but it had little effect.
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1993
In Angola arms and an oil embargo was imposed on the UNITA rebels by the UN but it had little effect.
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1994 Sep 22
In Tolunda, Angola, faulty brakes caused a train to plunge into a ravine and some 300 people were killed.
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1994 Oct 17
Negotiators for the Angolan government and rebels agreed to a peace treaty to end their 19-year civil war.
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1994 Nov 20
The Angolan government under dos Santos and rebels under Savimbi signed a treaty in Zambia to end 19 years of war, even as fighting continued in their homeland.
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1994 Nov 20
The most heavily mined country in the world was Afghanistan, with between 10 and 15 million deadly mines. In Angola, one third of the countryside was strewn with mines and the toll of nearly 25 people a day who were injured or killed by land mines has left 20,000 amputees. Cambodia’s 7 million mines amount to two for every single Cambodian child, and between 200 and 250 people became victims every month. In Somalia, the laying of mines rose to new heights of terror as civilian areas were deliberately targeted. Truck loads of mines were scattered in houses, wells, river-crossings, markets, and even cemeteries. Presently, the area being mined most heavily is the war zone of the former Yugoslavia, where 3 million mines have been laid in just a few years. The US State Dept. estimated that 25,000 people are killed or maimed each year by mines. About 1.5 to 2 million new mines go into the ground each year. There is a British Rapid Antipersonnel Minefield Breaching System (RAMBS) manufactured by Pains-Wessex Schermuly that is fired from a rifle and clears a path 60 meters long and one meter wide in less than a minute.
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1994
The Lusaka Protocol called for a halt to the civil war between Unita and the government that had run for 2 decades. The accord called for UNITA to disband its 70,000 man army and hand control of almost half the country to the government. Svimbi was given key posts in the military and Cabinet.
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1994
In Angola the Lusaka agreement halted the civil war between Unita and the government that had run for 2 decades. The accord called for UNITA to disband its 70,000 man army and hand control of almost half the country to the government.
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1995 Feb 8
The U.N. Security Council approved sending 7,000 peacekeepers to Angola to cement an accord ending 19 years of civil war.
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1995 Mar 2
Ferry boat sank off Sumbe, Angola, and over 42 people were killed.
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1995 Jun 18
A private plane carrying the Angolan soccer team crashed in Luanda, Angola, killing 48 people.
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1995 Dec 18
A chartered Zairean plane crashed in northern Angola killing 139 [141] people. Five people survived. The plane was a Lockheed Electra, an old plane with a capacity of 99. It was owned by Trans Service Airlift, a private company.
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1995
In Angola 500 to a 1,000 people died this year in the civil war.
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1996 Jun 19
In Angola a new national army began to be formed.
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1996 Jul 17
The Community of Portuguese-Speaking countries was formed. It included Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe. Leaders then held their first summit meeting.
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1996 Oct 11
In Angola the UN extended the 7,200 peacekeeping mission for 2 months. The Security Council threatened sanctions against UNITA which has delayed integrating 26,000 fighters into the national army and interfered with UN activities.
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1996
The South Africa Council for Scientific and Industrial Research patented the active chemical of hoodia, called P57, and licensed development rights to a British firm. They did not acknowledge the San Bushmen who used the cactus to raise energy and fight hunger. In 2003 an agreement was reached to pay the San 6% of the royalties. Some 100,000 San lived in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Angola.
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1997 Feb
The government under Prime Minister Sir Julius Chan hired Sandline Int’l., a company that provides military training and support, to help put an end to the bloody secessionist movement on Bougainville Island. Sandline in turn subcontracted much of the work to the South African mercenary firm Executive Outcomes, known for its effective work in Angola and Sierra Leone.
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1997 Mar 6
In Angola an armed group killed 30 people at a Roman Catholic mission in southern Angola and held 6 missionaries hostage.
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1997 Apr 11
In Angola a national reconciliation governing body was formed that united the MPLA under president Jose Eduardo dos Santos and UNITA under Jonas Savimbi.
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1997 Apr 25
Angola was supporting Kabila’s rebels. The government of Zaire claimed that Angolan troops had invaded near Cabinda.
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1997 May 8
In Zaire rebels were meeting increased resistance from French mercenaries and Angolan UNITA forces. A shortage of cash was also hindering their advance on Kinshasa.
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1997 May 29
In Angola troops overran the northern part of the country held by the former Unita movement.
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1997 Aug 28
The UN imposed air and travel sanctions on the UNITA movement in Angola to deter Jonas Savimbi reform increasing tensions.
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