Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, is a country in Southern Africa bordered by Namibia on the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the north, and Zambia on the east; its west coast is,Capital: Luanda Currency: Angolan kwanza
President: José Eduardo dos Santos
Population: 20.82 million (2012)
Official language: Portuguese Language
Angola is one of the poorest countries in the world despite the fact that it is
one of Africa's major oil producers. The country gained independence from
Portugal in 1975 and since then it has been cruelly ravaged by civil war for 27
years. The war is the main reason why Angola has one of the highest rates of
poverty in the world. 68 percent of the population was below the poverty line and 15 percent in severe poverty in 2001. Even though the war ended in 2002, there has hardly been any major improvement in Angola to help its population. Poverty is more extreme and common in rural areas where approximately 94 percent of families are poor.
The houses where the people live in are just basic and health services cover only
a minority of the people. Electricity, sanitation, safe drinking water is available to only about 30 percent of the people.
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