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On April 14 Angola celebrates Youth Day

On April 14 Angola celebrates Youth Day

April 14th is Angolan Youth Day.

The Republic of Angola is one of the largest countries in Africa. The country declared independence in 1975 and a year later became the member of the UN.

The history of one of the most beloved holidays of the Angolans is associated with the name of Hoji-ya-Khenda, the leader of the national liberation movement in the fight against the Portuguese colonial regime. He died in battle forever remaining 27 years old. April 14 – the date of Hoxha’s death – became Youth Day of Angola.

On this day sports competitions, music and theater festivals are held throughout the country. The national government is trying to time the launch of the next employment program for unemployed young people by April 14. New jobs are being created in one of the poorest countries on the planet which has suffered from the quarter-century war.

One of the long-term problems of Angola is the mines in the territory. In terms of the number of anti-personnel mines per unit area the country holds a sad leadership on the continent. On Youth Day special groups of volunteers conduct safety lessons for schoolchildren throughout the country, because these children most often become victims of mines.

In recent years the multicultural festival has been held in Angola on a national holiday. In addition, representatives of the state regularly participate in the World Youth Day – the Catholic Congress of young people on the planet. 

Relations between Moscow and Luanda were established 47 years ago immediately after Angola gained independence. These multifaceted ties are friendly in nature. Luanda is one of Moscow’s strategic partners in Africa.

“Every year the Angolan state sends more than 100 students, civilian and military to receive education at various Russian universities and in various specialties. Despite the performance achieved, Angola reaffirms its desire to increase the number of scholarships for Angolan youth, taking into account the urgency of the tasks of eradicating illiteracy and national development,” Tete António, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Angola, writes. 

“Angolo-Russian relations are flourishing and are being implemented on the basis of the principles of mutual respect, trust, sincere friendship and mutual benefit. It should be emphasized that Angola and Russia are successfully cooperating in resolving urgent international and regional problems, in ensuring peace, security and world order,” the diplomat is sure.