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Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA)
 
Structures of the Armed Forces of the MPLA
 
Forming of the MPLA

The MPLA (Movimento Popular de Libertaçào de Angola – Popular movement for the liberty of Angola), were formed in 1956 in Luanda during a secret meeting of some anti-imperialistic groups. (D.M. Abshire and M.A. Samuels, “Portuguese Africa. A Handbook”, p. 391.) The most prominent of these were the Partido da Luta Unidade dos Africanos de Angola – PLUA (Party for the united struggle of the Africans of Angola) which itself evolved from a number of other movements. Very prominent was the Partido Comunista de Angola – PCA (Angolan Communist Party), which was really a branch of the then illegal Portuguese Communist Party – PCP.

“Portuguese colonialism cannot be defeated without revolution. That is why there remain only one road to freedom for the Angolan nation – that of...

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Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
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Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET

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