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  1. Angola becomes independent of Portuguese colonial rule. 11 November 1975. Angola becomes independent after 14 years of armed resistance to Portuguese colonial rule. The three major movements fighting the war, the Movimiento Popular de Liberación de Angola, (MPLA), the Front for the National Liberation of Angola (FLNA) and National Union for ...

  2. 1 day ago · Angolan War of Independence. Part of the Portuguese Colonial War, the Decolonization of Africa and the Cold War. Portuguese troops on patrol in Angola. Date. 4 February 1961 – 25 April 1974. (13 years, 2 months and 3 weeks) Location. Portuguese Angola.

    • 4 February 1961 – 25 April 1974 (cease fire), (13 years, 2 months and 3 weeks), 11 November 1975 (independence)
    • Portuguese military victory, MPLA, FNLA, and UNITA political victory, Ceasefire after the Carnation Revolution, Alvor Agreement and Angolan independence in 1975, Start of the Angolan Civil War
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  4. Apr 7, 2021 · Portugal granted Angola independence on November 11, 1975, at a time when multiple Angolan nationalist forces were fighting among themselves to establish control over the newly liberated state.

  5. Apr 25, 2019 · The Angolan War of Independence between various Angolan factions and the Portuguese which began on 4 February 1961 ended on this day, April 25th, in 1974.

  6. 2 days ago · In Angola, the Alvor Agreement was signed on January 15, 1975, granting Angola independence from Portugal on 11 November 1975. The Alvor Agreement formally ended the war for independence.

    • 4 February 1961 – 25 April 1974, (13 years, 2 months and 3 weeks)
    • Carnation Revolution and End of the Portuguese Empire, Portuguese military victory in Angola, military stalemate in Guinea Bissau and Mozambique, Alvor Agreement, Lusaka Accord
  7. Aug 7, 2015 · The Portuguese arrived in present-day Angola in 1483. In the 17 th and 18 th century, Angola became a major Portuguese slave-trading area. The Portuguese government officially abolished the slave trade in 1836, and from 1885 to 1930 Portugal suppressed local resistance and consolidated its colonial control over the country.