The Portuguese arrive.
17th and 18th Centuries
Slave trade in Angola quickly increases, and by the early 1800’s it is thought that Angola was the largest source of slaves for Brazil and the Americas.
Slave trade abolished by the Portuguese government.
Anti-Portuguese revolts erupt at coffee plantations, killing 50,000 people. Forced labor is abolished and rebels are emboldened.
Following a coup in Portugal, Angola becomes independent. The country endures violence and civil war between political parties for the next 30 years
Fighting in Angola ends after the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) declares that it has demobilized its military group.
China agrees to provide over $2 billion in new credit to Angola, after already giving $3 billion to the Angolan government.
Angola begins a $5 billion fund to invest in the country’s infrastructure, with the money coming from the country’s oil revenues.