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91
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An Introduction to Angola

The Khoisan hunte' gatherers followed by Bantu were the earliest know inhabitants of the area of South West Africa known as Angola. The Bantu established a number of states or kingdoms the most prominent of these being the Kingdom of the Kongo, which covered North West Angola, some of both Congos (Democratic Republic and Republic) and some of Gabon. See full country profile.

Latest Research News from Africa

Sep 25
MarketVision Research has appointed former Nielsen exec Laura Moussa in its Dubai office, as Director of its Qualitative Division, supporting growth in the region. Sep 25 2017
Sep 11
In London, on-demand panel and sample company Innovate has appointed former dataSpring exec Rie Nagai as Managing Director, EMEA. Sep 11 2017


3 current African jobs:

Account Manager, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Account Director - Qualitative, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Client Service Director, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)


Fast Facts
Map of Angola
CAPITAL: Luanda
GOVERNMENT: Republic; multiparty presidential regime
AREA: 1,246,700 sq km
POPULATION: 13,338,541 (July 2011 est.)
MAJOR LANGUAGE: Portuguese (official), Bantu and other African languages
Dried fish at Angolan market
Dried fish at Angolan market


Free Cabinda: Angola has an exclave province to the North West which has borders with both Congos called Cabinda. It was recognised first as a political entity by the Portuguese Crown in 1885. During the civil war the Front for the Liberation of the Cabinda Exclave (FLEC) sought independence for Cabinda. However since the peace Cabinda has been administered as a province of Angola.

There are still freedom fighters in Cabinda and the province is a member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO). FLEC can found here.

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Angola in Profile

The Khoisan hunte' gatherers followed by Bantu were the earliest know inhabitants of the area of South West Africa known as Angola. The Bantu established a number of states or kingdoms the most prominent of these being the Kingdom of the Kongo, which covered North West Angola, some of both Congos (Democratic Republic and Republic) and some of Gabon.

The Portuguese were present in some - mostly coastal - points of the territory of what is now Angola from the 16th to the 19th century. In the 19th century they slowly began to establish themselves in the interior. Angola as a true Portuguese colony only dates from 1920.After independence, Angola was the scene of an intense civil war from 1975 to 2002. The country has vast mineral and petroleum reserves and now has, thanks to a series of economic reforms, one of the strongest economies on the African continent. However, it still has its share of humanitarian problems: over 4 million landmines riddle agricultural land, meaning that just 3% of land is giving any kind of yield at all. Life expectancy and infant mortality rates are both among the worst-ranked in the world.

Some Business and General Info

GDP: : $107.3 billion (2010 est.) - $8,200 per capita (PPP 2010 est)

Religions Indigenous beliefs 47%, Roman Catholic 38%, Protestant 15% (1998 est.)

Currency: Kwanza (AOA) - GBP 1 = AOA 148

Telephone Code: +244

Overview of the Research Industry

MR Association(s):

SADEC

The Sadec Region (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia) MR industry turned over $9m USD in 2009 - a growth of 0.7% on 2008 (The industry in the region has grown by a steady $1m USD a year since 2005 (2005 - $5m USD, 2006 $6m USD, 2007 $7m USD, 2008 $8m USD)
Source: ESOMAR

Overview of Trade and Industry

The third largest in Africa since 2005, the Angolan economy is dependent on oil - which accounts for 60% of GDP, 80% of government revenue and a huge 94% of export value. In 2009, Angola became the largest producer of crude oil in sub-Saharan Africa, overtaking Nigeria, producing 1.82m barrels a day. In 2007 Angola's growth rate was the highest in the world - peaking at 23.4% - the result of steeply rising oil production.

The country is the fourth largest producer of diamonds and other gemstones in the world, with the output growing steadily since the end of the civil war. Even though this industry has been affected by the global downturn, diamond exports represent 95% of the country's non-oil exports and 10% of non-oil GDP - exports are valued at roughly $949m.

In 2000, Angola began tentative economic reforms to solve the problems caused by decades of mismanagement, corruption and the effects of a brutal civil war. Significant progress has since been made to achieve macro-economic stability and the reduction of inflation (from over 300% in 1999 to about 11.8% by the end of 2007).

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