Baixa de Cassanje

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Baixa de Cassanje (also called Baixa de Kassanje) is a kingdom in Angola.[1] Kambamba Kulaxingo was its king until his death in 2006.[2] Presently, Dianhenga Aspirante Mjinji Kulaxingo serves as the king.[3]

History

The region of Baixa de Cassanje, in the district of Malanje, Portuguese Angola, before independence in 1975, was an important cotton producing area.[4] The January 4, 1961, Baixa de Cassanje revolt is considered a trigger for the Angolan War of Independence (1961-1974), which however was being prepared by several pro-independence guerrillas in neighbouring African countries under support of world powers such as the Soviet Union.

See also

References

  1. "Angola: January 4 Uprising Triggered Liberation Struggle - Historian". Angola Press Agency via allAfrica. 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. W. Martin, James (2004). Historical Dictionary of Angola. p. 82.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. http://m.allafrica.com/stories/201307270079.html/?maneref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dangola%26hl%3Den%26tbm%3Dnws%26ei%3D96P1UdW1KMf54AOY2IDwAg%26start%3D10%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D320%26bih%3D504
  4. Baixa de Cassange, images of Baixa do cassanje, Portuguese Angola before 1975.