Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola
The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) is an Angolan labour party that rules Angola. It has been in power since independence of the then Portuguese Angola in 1975. The war for independence was from 1961 to 1975 and the MPLA fought against UNITA and FNLA in the civil war from 1975 to 2002.
Havana Seminar with the MPLA
"At the request of the MPLA, in February 1976 the Cuban government hosted a seminar which brought together American sympathetic to their struggle in Angola. Twenty-six Americans attended the seminar representing 19 organizations and five African American publications."