The Portuguese arrive
The Portuguese find Luanda
Angola becomes a large Portuguese trading hotspot for slaves. Between 1580 - 1680 a million+ are shipped to brazil.
1700 - 1800
Slave trade officially abolished by the Portuguese government
Portugal consolidates colonial control over Angola, local resistance persists.
1885 - 1930
1950 - 1961
Angola's status changes from colony to overseas province.
Forced slavery abolished after revolts on coffee plantations leave 50,000 dead. The fight for independence is bolstered.
Revolution in Portugal, colonial empire collapses.
The People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola gains the upper hand