8 November 2012

Angola: Independence Considered Factor of National Identity - Official

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Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos.

Malanje — The deputy governor of Malanje for technical services and infrastructure, Conceição Luis Cristóvão, considered Thursday in this city, the conquest of independence as a factor of national identity of the Angolans in the African and world context.

The official made this assessment while speaking at lecture under the theme "the role of the citizen in promoting the wellbeing of Angolans", included in the commemorations of the 37th anniversary of national independence to be marked on November 11.

In a historical diagnosis, the official said that the scope of the independence of Angola agrees on three basic assumptions, dated on January 4, February 4 and March 15, 1961, which sought to claim the country's liberation struggle, before the world.

He also added that these assumptions, which dictated the freedom of Angolans had influences from neighboring countries such as Congo Brazzaville and Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia who demonstrated so clandestine and revolutionary on colonial oppression for opposing the African peoples.

The lecture was directed to staff of the armed forces, national police, government officials, civil society and students of different levels of education in the province.

This event marks the opening of the activities of November 11.

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