Fire destroys Cabo Submarino.
The centenary building of the Cabo Submarino Station, completely destroyed by a large fire in the early hours of March 28, 2015, functioned as the headquarters of the provincial directorates of Culture and Family and Promotion of Women in Benguela. the former Companhia do Cabo Submarino - this iron and wood building arrived in Benguela, dismounted, from England.
At the beginning of the 19th century, it constituted the privileged route of telecommunications, uniting London with Cape Twon. It was in 1889 that telegraph cables were launched along the West African coast.
The West African Telegraph Company, in Cape Town, was linked to Namibe, Benguela and Luanda. Four years later, the cable literally went around the world, revolutionizing communications. Later the German School worked. It is a National Historic Monument, classified.