Sister Regina distributes shoes to Angolan orphans and street kids at the Arnolodo Janssen child center, on Nov. 9, 2015 in Luanda. AFP PHOTO/AUDREY LIBIEZ
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Angola marked 40 years of independence Wednesday with President Jose Eduardo dos Santos vowing to bring progress to the country, but rights groups accused him of ruling through "fear and repression".Dos Santos, who has been in power since four years after independence from Portugal, opened a huge new parliament in the capital Luanda to celebrate the anniversary.Angola was engulfed in a 27-year civil war after independence, with a ceasefire finally signed in 2002 .Dos Santos, 73, has been accused of overseeing corruption, misrule and intimidation in a country that suffers endemic poverty despite being Africa's second-largest oil producer.
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