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[center][b]Luanda, Northern Angola[/b]

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[center][b][size="2"]Agostinho Neto, President of the People's Democratic Republic of North Angola[/size][/b][/center]

[i]"By virtue of natural, historical and legal rights, and the sacrifices of successive generations who gave of themselves in defense of the freedom and independence of their homeland; and in exercise by the Angolan people of its rights to self-determination, political independence and sovereignty over its territory, The Angola People's Assembly, in the name of the People, hereby proclaims the establishment of the People's Democratic Republic of North Angola on our Angolan territory with its capital Luanda.

The People's Democratic Republic of North Angola is the state of Angolans wherever they may be. The state is for them to enjoy in it their collective national and cultural identity, theirs to pursue in it a complete equality of rights. In it will be safeguarded their political and religious convictions and their human dignity by means of a parliamentary democratic system of governance, itself based on freedom of expression and the freedom to form parties. The rights of minorities will duly be respected by the majority, as minorities must abide by decisions of the majority. Governance will be based on principles of social justice, equality, welfare and non-discrimination in public rights of men or women, on grounds of race, religion, color or sex, under the aegis of a constitution which ensures the rule of law and an independent judiciary. Thus shall these principles allow no departure from Angola’s spiritual and civilisational values of tolerance and religious coexistence.

The People's Democratic Republic of North Angola is an African state, an integral and indivisible part of the African continent, at one with that continent in heritage and civilisation, with it also in its aspiration for liberation, progress, democracy and unity. The People's Democratic Republic of North Angola calls upon African compatriots to consolidate and enhance the emergence in reality of our nation, to mobilize potential, and to intensify efforts whose goal is to transform Angola in a civilized and peaceful country.

The People's Democratic Republic of North Angola proclaims its commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It proclaims its commitment as well to the principles and policies of the Non-Aligned nations.

It further announces itself to be a peace-loving state, in adherence to the principles of peaceful coexistence. It will join with all states and peoples in order assure a permanent peace based upon justice and the respect of rights so that humanity’s potential for well-being may be assured, an earnest competition for excellence may be maintained, and in which confidence in the future will eliminate fear for those who are just and for whom justice is the only recourse.

In the context of its struggle for peace in the land Angola, the People's Democratic Republic of North Angola calls upon the international community to bear special responsibility for the Angolan people and its homeland. It calls upon all peace-and freedom-loving peoples and states to assist it in the attainment of its objectives, to provide it with security, to alleviate the tragedy of its people, and to help it terminate caresty, famine, and poverty.

The People's Democratic Republic of North Angola herewith declares that it believes in the settlement of regional and international disputes by peaceful means, in accordance with the International Law and international resolutions. Without prejudice to its natural right to defend its territorial integrity and independence, it therefore rejects the threat or use of force, violence and terrorism against its territorial integrity or political independence, as it also rejects their use against the territorial integrity of other states.

Therefore, on this day unlike all others - as we stand at the threshold of a new dawn, in all honour and modesty we humbly bow to the sacred spirits of our fallen ones, Angolans, by the purity of whose sacrifice for the homeland our sky has been illuminated and our Land given life. Our hearts are lifted up and irradiated by the light emanating from the much blessed quest for independence, from those who have endured and have fought the fight of the camps, of dispersion, of exile, from those who have borne the standard for freedom, our, children, our aged, our youth, our prisoners, detainees and wounded, all those whose ties to our sacred soil are confirmed in camp, village and town. We render special tribute to the souls of our martyrs, to the whole of our Angolan people, to all free and honourable peoples everywhere, we pledge that our struggle shall be continued until the lawlessness and caresty ends, and the foundation of our sovereignty and independence shall be fortified accordingly.

Therefore, we call upon our great people to rally to the banner of Angola, to cherish and defend it, so that it may forever be the symbol of our freedom and dignity in that homeland, which is a homeland for the free, now and always." [/i]

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[b]LUANDA, PDRNA (Northern Angola) -[/b] Aid workers are concerned that the people in Luanda, the Capital of Angola, are edging towards a humanitarian disaster, with hunger just one of a raft of issues waiting to confront them.

Landmines, food shortages, ruined roads, scant basic services and years of anarchy or short and unstable governments give Northern Angola the dubious honour of being one of the worst places to live in on the planet - a country with some of the lowest human development indicators in the world. "People talk about pockets of emergency, but in Angola it's more like big black holes," said a humanitarian aid worker "Basic services are pretty abysmal outside the capital of Luanda, and certainly worse than anywhere else in Africa," he added. The new and weak provisional government, pretty much only in control of the Luanda Municipality, is headed by President Agostinho Neto planned the reintegration of returning refugees, helping them to generate an income by providing agricultural training, equipment and support.

Angola's problems stem from the 27-year civil war: the country was torn apart by armed factions (now transformed in political parties) and the scene of intense, protracted fighting. The end of the war in 2002 brought little relief, as returning internally displaced persons and refugees tried to reintegrate into communities in remote, often arid areas.

"I'm very worried about food security in Luanda," said the humanitaria aid worker. Fewer people are at risk in Luanda than in the south-centrally situated Planalto region, where foreign organizations have been providing assistance, but the Angolan people are scattered across a huge area where destroyed roads and landmines thwart access.

Thousands of people have effectively been displaced from their villages because they do not have enough to eat and lack the basic tools to sustain themselves. During a visit by an European humanitarian organization, the aid workers found barely-clothed children and adults living in extremely difficult conditions: their homes were built of the most basic materials, and several of them had swollen bellies and pale hair - telltale signs of poor nutrition.

The situation does not appear to have improved in other parts of the region. "It is our belief that you will still find pockets where people live like this, where people need food, clothing, blankets and also the most basic of infrastructure," Landmines - another deadly legacy of the civil war - are also seriously curbing aid work, despite the demining effort to make key roads safer.

"Luanda's sorrounding roads are ringed with landmines. Just to get to their fields or to water points, people have to cross known mined areas," Landmines have prevented from properly researching the situation beyond the municipal centre of Luanda, but anecdotal evidence indicates that less than half of the local population are food secure. "People are not dying, but they are eating very badly and they are on the move looking for food, a general physical weakening can be expected which could, in turn, lead to much more serious health risks."

But Angola's problems do not end there. Augmented by short-term food aid, a more long-term approach ensuring that all returnees have access to land, seed and equipment to carry out basic farming and build houses, is desperately needed.

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"On behalf of the Union of Arctica, I welcome and recognize the People's Democratic Republic of North Angola to the realm of sovereign nation-states.

Stories of the plight of the Angolan people are heart-wrenching, and truly saddening to see in our modern world. It should be the condition of every human to have access to adequate food, water, housing, education, and employment, but in many places in the world this cannot be further from the truth. One of those places is North Angola, where for decades and possibly even centuries its people have not known the comforts, nor even the basic needs of our living world. Through mismanagement, malice, or apathy, these people have been deprived of what they need.

It is my hope that through the provisional government, the people will begin to know these things and more. To this end I request diplomatic dialogue with North Angola through an embassy exchange between our two capitals, so that Luanda and Oceana both may be kept up to date on the plight of the Angolan people, and so that humanitarian and development aid may be arranged for.

I will send Ambassador Jean-Jacques Moreau to Luanda to present his credentials to President Neto so that we may begin dialogue." - Vedran I, Sovereign of Arctica

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The Republic of Transvaal extends official recognition to the Republic of North Angola. We request their government submit, to the international community at large and to the people of Transvaal in particular, the official repudiation of any legal claims over southern Angola, the sovereign territory of Transvaal.

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[font="Book Antiqua"]The Provisional Government of the PDRNA officialy repudiates any claim over Southern Angola and assures cooperation with the Governments of neighboring nations on the aforementioned matter. The PDRNA will also concretize efforts in the fight against smuggling, illegal immigration and human trafficking. We accept the offer of the Union of Arctica and officially establish diplomatic relations between our nations, sending Pedro Manuel Mantorras as ambassador of the PDRNA in the Union of Artica.

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[b]The Provisional Government of the People's Democratic Republic of North Angola[/b][/font][/color]

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