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Angola is at an important turning point in its history. After decades of war and strife, Angolans are now at peace and working to build a stable, democratic and free market republic.

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Embassies and Media

Angola Press:
The latest news from Luanda; in English.

Angolan Embassy in Canada:
The Angolan Embassy is located at 189 Laurier Av. East in Ottawa, Ontario.

Embassy of The Republic of Angola:
The Official Web Site of the Republic of Angola, in Washington DC.

Jornal de Angola:
Angola's daily newspaper; in Portuguese.

US-Angola Chamber of Commerce:
Mandated to broaden US-Angola business opportunities.

Language and Culture

The first inhabitants of the area that is now Angola are thought to have been members of the hunter-gatherer Khoisan group.

Language

A commonwealth of Portuguese-speaking countries was formed on July 17th, 1996, to preserve the Portuguese language, co-ordinate diplomatic efforts, and improve co-operation among its members: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, and Sao Tome and Principe.

Portuguese for Travellers:
Teach yourself basic Portuguese before you travel to Angola.

Bay of Tigers: An Odyssey through War-torn Angola
Bay of Tigers - An Odyssey through War-torn Angola.

Culture

Visitors to Angola can view and purchase Angolan art pieces at the numerous art galleries that are becoming more and more commonplace in Luanda.

As with most African art, the wooden masks and sculptures of Angola are not merely aesthetic creations.

Angolan Music:
Music from Angola featuring Bonga, Carlos Burity, Eduardo Paim, Filipe Mukenga, Kafala, Kussondulola, Lulendo, Mario Rui Silva, Waldemar Bastos and a various artists mix: Canta Angola.

The Kissama Foundation was founded in 1996 by a group of South Africans and Angolans who were concerned about the present state of Angola's National Parks and the conservation of the country's natural resources in general.

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