2 February 2013

Angola: Tocoist Church Bishop Stresses Beginning of Armed Struggle

Luanda — The Bishop of Tocoista church, Afonso Nunes on Friday considered February 4, 1961 a historic turning point in the life of all Angolan citizens characterised by the end of fear for Portuguese colonialism.

The Bishop said so when speaking to Angop ahead of the celebration of the begging of national struggle in Angola.

Stressing the importance of the date, the church authority added that the national struggle also enabled the Angolans to stamp out the 500-year colonial dictatorship in Angola.

He also noted that the event led to the country's independence achieved in November 11, 1975.

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