Angola is a country in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north and Zambia to the east. The capital and largest city is Luanda.
The former Portuguese colony declared its independence in 1975. In that same year Angola descended into civil war that lasted until 2002. The country has a population of 25million. This page is a collection of DW content on Angola.
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Police raids and threats against Folha 8 newspaper journalists (pronounced Foi-lia Oi-to) has become a common thing in Angola. The Newspaper is critical of the government by reporting numerous corruption scandals and mostly covers opposition activities. This has not impressed president Eduardo dos Santos who has ruled the country since 1979.