Baixa de Cassanje

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Baixa de Cassanje (also called Baixa de Kassanje) is a kingdom in Angola.[1] Kambamba Kulaxingo was its king until his death in 2006.[2] Presently, Dianhenga Aspirante Mjinji Kulaxingo serves as the king.[3]


The region of Baixa de Cassanje, in the district of Malanje, Portuguese Angola, before independence in 1975, was an important cotton producing area.[4] The January 4, 1961 Baixa de Cassanje revolt is considered a trigger for the Angolan War of Independence (1961-1974), which however was being prepared by several pro-independence guerrillas in neighbouring African countries under support of world powers such as the Soviet Union.

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