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Angola

Former enemies visit key sites of the “Border War”

Veterans from both sides of the Border War have remembered their former comrades who died or were wounded in that conflict and are bringing reconciliation to former enemies.

Angola confirmed as Super Dvora Mk 3 patrol boat customer

Angola is the customer for four Super Dvora Mk 3 patrol boats ordered from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in 2015.

Angolan consortium orders six Bombardier Q400s

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has signed a firm purchase agreement for six new Q400 aircraft with African Aero Trading on behalf of the consortium forming Air Connection Express, Transportes Aereos S.A, based in Luanda, Angola.

Angolan president sacks armed forces, spy bosses

Angolan President Joao Lourenco sacked the chief of staff of the armed forces and the head of the foreign intelligence agency, his latest moves against officials tainted by graft allegations or links to his predecessor, Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

The fog of war: How Cuito Cuanavale became a legend

One of the interesting aspects of researching the fighting in southern Angola in 1987/88 was finding how different the recorded facts were to popular narratives, of which there are many. It would be worth discovering how some brigade-sized engagements near Cuito Cuanavale, which ended in a stalemate, came to become, in the eyes of some, a decisive battle that brought about a historic change in the history of all Southern Africa.

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