Jose Eduardo dos Santos
Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos inaugurated Tuesday an memorial honoring those that fought in the renowned 1988 Cuito Cuanavale Battle against the then apartheid forces of South Africa.

The Cuito Cuanavale Memorial in the southeastern Cuando Cubango province symbolizes the resistance of the Angolan fighters against the South African armed forces invasion, at the time of the apartheid regime that ruled South Africa.

The Cuito Cuanavale Battle was a decisive turning point in the war that went on for years.

The defeat of the invading forces forced the South African apartheid regime to promote quadripartite talks, which led to the signing of the New York Agreement which brought about the independence of Namibia. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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