Angola: history and geopolitics


The Republic of Angola is a state located in southwestern Africa. To the west it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south it borders with Namibia, to the north with the Democratic Republic of Congo and to the east with Zambia. The predominant language of the population is Portuguese, used by 71% of the total population. Therefore, Angola is the second country in the world after Brazil, where the official language is Portuguese. This is due to the fact that Angola has long been a colony of Portugal. The colonial period begins in 1483, with the arrival of the Portuguese under the command of Diogo Cau. And only in 1974, after the war of independence, Angola received the status of an independent republic.

Import substitution and its consequences


Currently, the authorities and society, beyond the war, are mainly concerned with how to adapt to the new conditions. What is new about these conditions is that we have been excluded from the West and have excluded the West from ourselves. Not that this is something completely new and unprecedented: in our history, we have very often found ourselves in this kind of relationship with the West. It is no big deal, and nothing terrible will happen this time. However, our lives will change significantly.