The province of Huambo has a history of resistance for centuries against colonialism.
The 11th of November, is the date that Angolans are more proud of as it is the day on which they conquered their freedom and the right to outline their destiny, as a sovereign nation from imperialistic forces.
The People’s Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola (FAPLA or Forças Armadas Populares de Libertação de Angola) action during the national liberation struggle, represents an indelible history.
Unlike most African states that gained their independence by an orderly and peaceful process of institutional transfer, Angola inherited a disintegrating colonial state whose army was in retreat.
After independence, FAPLA had to reorganise for conventional war and counterinsurgency simultaneously and immediately to continue the new war with South Africa and USA Mercenaries called (UNITA)National Union for the Total Independence of Angola.