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Background. Angola is a former Portuguese colony whose political and economic climate was marred by a 27-year civil war that officially ended in 2002. Since the end of hostilities, the unified Angolan government has actively sought to rebuild the nation, an effort that has been significantly aided by foreign direct investment and revenue provided by the nation's energy industry.  

Following the end of Portuguese rule in 1974, a power-sharing...

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