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Benguela

(bĕngĕl`ə, bĕng–), city (1983 est. pop. 155,000), W Angola, on the Atlantic. It is a rail terminus, export point, and commercial, fishing, and adminstrative center. A fort was built there in the late 16th cent., and the city was founded in 1617. Benguela's port played an important role in slave trading.

Benguela

a port in W Angola: founded in 1617; a terminus (with Lobito) of the railway that runs from Beira in Mozambique through the Copper Belt of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Pop.: 41 000 (latest est.)
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During Angolas 26-year civil war, the 1344km Benguela Railway from Lobito to the DRC border closed, which ended in 2002.
Benguela society was indeed transformed during the slave trade era, and this transformation paved the way for the even more radically violent transformations of Portuguese formal colonialism in the twentieth century.
The European Investment Bank loan will support expansion of broadband networks in Luanda, Benguela and Lobito, and provision of new optical fibre communication networks in Lubango, Huambo, Cabinda and Soyo.
Descriptive and exploratory research is developed at the Institute of Educational Sciences of Benguela in the Republic of Angola, with the objective of describing aspects of the teaching-learning process as the basis for a theoretical reflection about curriculum in higher education and the imperative of contributing to the reduction of social asymmetries.
Mediante esa instalacion--apuntose fortalecera el corredor que circunda las provincias de Benguela, Huambo, Bie y Moxico.
Esclavitud, comercio e identidad en Benguela, 1780-1850, Mexico, El Colegio de Mexico, 2011, 272 pp.
Lauxen's initial plan had been to run the Benguela Weskus Marathon in Langebaan, South Africa on March 17.
In a ceremony in Luanda, in the presence of state oil company Sonangol's president Manuel Vincente and BP group chief executive Bob Dudley, the production sharing agreements were signed for four new blocks covering 19,400 km2 in the Kwanza and Benguela basins.
DURING THE EIGHTEENTH century, the Portuguese attempts to expand their military control beyond the coastal settlement of Benguela in central Angola put them in contact with African populations organized into numerous chiefdoms, called sobados by the Portuguese.
The Zambian ambassador to Angola, Marina Nsingo, has emp hasized the need to reopen the Benguela railway, linking the two countries, in o r der to relaunch trade cooperation, PANA reported, quoting a report in the Angola n news agency, ANGOP, Monday.
Angola s Deputy Transport Minister, Jose Joao Kuvingwa, said Tuesday in the city of Huambo that the Benguela Railroad (CFB) may start operating in the first half of 2011, a year ahead of the projected date.
Landlocked Zambia, Africa's largest copper producer, also plans to construct a railway line from the mineral-rich copperbelt to the border with Angola to link with the Benguela line, which runs up to the Atlantic port of Lobito.