Angola, Benguela - In 1482, Portuguese caravels commanded by Diogo Cão arrived in the Congo. Other expeditions followed, and close relations were soon established between the two states. The Portuguese brought firearms and an interesting religion; in return, the King of the Congo could offer slaves, ivory, and minerals.
Locomotive D-133 arrives at the railway station in Benguela, Angola. Opened in 1902, the Caminho de Ferro de Benguela originally ran to Lubumbashi in the Belgian Congo but currently only operates from Lobito.