The Bicesse Accords, also known as the Estoril Accords, laid out a transition to multi-party democracy in Angola under the supervision of the United Nations’ UNAVEM II mission. President José Eduardo dos Santos of the MPLA and Jonas Savimbi of UNITA signed the accord in Lisbon, Portugal on May 31, 1991.
After many years of conflict, the nation gained its independence on 11 November 1975, after the 1974 coup d’état in Lisbon, Portugal.
Luanda is now the capital and largest city in Angola. It is Angola’s primary port, and its major industrial, cultural and urban center.