Benguela


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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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However, we can make plausible guesses as to what the derivatives might be, use those to postulate probability distributions for the derivatives, and use that information (together with the probability distribution already chosen for the [I.sub.i]) to generate a statistical universe of Benguela models.
Although the Portuguese failed to find the gold and silver they had hoped for, the port of Benguela soon became busy shipping out streams of slaves to their dominions in Latin America.
The survival of Catholic religious piety was more marked in Luanda than in Angola's other coastal city, Benguela, where one of the two churches had been destroyed six years earlier when the town had been severely plundered by an African army.
The deputy minister announced, for the next two months of this year, the re-launch of work to conclude the Benguela Railroad and re-stated the Angolan government s aim for the train to start circulating again linking Benguela with the provinces of Huambo, Bie and Moxico.
Thankfully, it was peaceful in Benguela, allowing all of us to relish in just one thought: that Egypt had clobbered Algeria, somewhat making up for the disappointment of missing out on South Africa.AaAa
The Pharaohs will play their quarter-final against the second-placed team in Group D in Benguela while Nigeria will be in Lubango to face the top side from that group.
Flying with Diexim Expresso--one of a handful of private Angolan airlines--from Huambo to the city of Benguela a few days later, I ponder philosophically over the much-anticipated achievements of a country on the brink of a new era.
The network will subsequently be extended to other provinces such as the Cabinda enclave in the North of the country and Benguela, South-West of Luanda.
Two further deposits, Landana and Benguela, were discovered on Block 14 following the discovery of Kuito, and a very active exploration programme in continuing in the area.