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For centuries the communities in this area were affected by the Atlantic slave trade.Portuguese, mestiço, (person of mixed descent) and African merchants and middle men sold millions of slaves who were transported to the Americas on Dutch and Portuguese vessels.The legacy of the colonial divide-and-rule tactics is still felt.
On 11 November 1975, Angola became an independent country.
A Portuguese colony founded on the coast in 1575 also came to be known as Angola.
At the end of the nineteenth century, the name was given to a much larger territory that was envisaged to come under Portuguese influence.
Although the slave trade was stopped in the 1880s, internal slavery continued into the twentieth century.
After the Conference of Berlin, Portuguese colonialism took on a very different character.