Lisbon — The Embassy of Angola to Portugal will promote the launch of the history book "Processo dos 50", as part of the celebrations of the Africa Day, May 25.
The launch of the book entitled "Processo dos Cinquenta: Tempo e Memória (1940-1962)", (Process of 50: Time and Memory) by historian Fernando Correia, will take place in Lisbon, in the presence of Angolan diplomatic and historical entities.
The information was released by Alberto Oliveira Pinto who prefaced the book.
According to him, the "Processo dos Cinquenta" is about the mass detention of Angolan nationalists by the Portuguese political police (PIDE) in Luanda between March and June 1959, charged with supporting the self-determination and independence claims.
Alberto Pinto, holder of a doctorate in History of Africa from the University of Lisbon, writes that the detainees were grouped into four files that lasted until mid-1960, resulting in the deportation of most of them to the Tarrafal camp, in Santiago Island, Cape Verde.