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The People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola, for some years called the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Party (Portuguese: Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola – Partido do Trabalho), is a political party that has ruled Angola since the country's independence from Portugal in 1975. The MPLA fought against the Portuguese army in the Angolan War of Independence of 1961–74, and defeated the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) and the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA), two other anti-colonial movements, in the decolonization conflict of 1974–75 and the Angolan Civil War of 1975–2002.
The Diamond Dogs were occasionally hired by the MPLA, although they mostly accepted the jobs because they wanted revenge against Cipher, more specifically their strike force XOF that was led by Skull Face, and even afterwards, simply because Miller doubted the war will ever end and due to Cipher itself still existing. In addition, the Viscount, one of the British co-founders of the PF hired by UNITA, the Contract Forces of Africa, attempted to have the CFA switch sides from UNITA to MPLA to gain access to oilfield rights that the latter party had that he desired, although after his Afrikaner compatriots discovered this, he backstabbed his fellow British personnel and got himself captured.
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Proxy War That Never Ends briefing
Benedict "Kazuhira" Miller: The CFA are gearing up for a large-scale attack against Angola's MPLA government. They're assembling an armored column to the north of Nova Braga Airport, and will be ready to move soon. We've been contracted by the MPLA to put a stop to them. But the civil war will keep burning on whether we accept this job or not. Another East-West proxy war, with the communist MPLA on one side and the capitalist-funded CFA on the other. An endless seesaw of blood and violence played out in the hands of the superpowers. I had my doubts at first, but I think we should take this job. Skull Face is gone, but Cipher still remains. Competition with rival PFs will only get more intense. For us to survive, we need to expand our organization, and get strong enough that no one can threaten us. So our only option is to fight, and grow, and fight, and grow.