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.
Njinga Mbande was a diplomat and a military chief from the 17th century in the territory which is now known as Angola. Her primary enemy was the colonial power which was taking over her kingdom and her people. She fought the Portuguese through military actions and diplomacy until her death at 82.
Jose Filomeno dos Santos has been accused of making a fraudulent $500 million transaction out of Angola's sovereign wealth fund. The case highlights the endemic cycle of corruption within the oil-dependent country.