Angola is a country
in south-central Africa bordering Namibia to the south, Democratic Republic
of the Congo to the north, and Zambia to the east, and with a west coast
along the Atlantic Ocean. The exclave province Cabinda has a border with
the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A former
Portuguese colony, it has considerable natural resources, among which oil
and diamonds are the most significant. The country is nominally a democracy
and is formally named the Republic of Angola.