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Angola Economic State, Oil boom and Political Stand: Angolan War and the Facts

Author: 
Kelly, Ryan
Place: 
San Francisco
Publisher: 
Blurb
Date published: 
2018
Phys descriptions: 
196p.
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ISBN: 
978-1-38-838187-5
Call No: 
32(673) KEL
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Angola Economic State, Oil boom and Political Stands. Angola achieved independence from Portugal in 1975, after which the competition between different movements that were vying to lead the country descended into civil war. The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), a Marxist-oriented group that included urban intellectuals, nominally led the country. It was opposed by two factions the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA), and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). Oil is the backbone of the Angola's economy. This sector makes up over 90% of the Country's exports. The first oil surveys date back to 1906, and it was not until 1955 that the first oil well was discovered. In 1966, Cabinda Gulf Oil Company discovered important oil reserves in Cabinda. From then on, oil started playing one of the most important roles in the Angolan economy, having surpassed coffee in oil exports as of 1973

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CITATION: Kelly, Ryan. Angola Economic State, Oil boom and Political Stand: Angolan War and the Facts . San Francisco : Blurb , 2018. - Available at: http://library.africa-union.org/angola-economic-state-oil-boom-and-political-stand-angolan-war-and-facts

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