Tune in at 16:00 London, 19:00 UAE

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Global Connections: Australia and Angola

October 8th, 2010
03:59 PM ET

Both countries might start with the letter A, but on the surface, that might be the only connection you can see between Australia and Angola.

But if you dig a little bit deeper, you might be surprised to find out that they have a lot more in common than you think.

What do you know about Australia?

What do you know about Australia?

We've chosen Australia and Angola as our seventh set of countries in a segment on CNN International's "Connect the World," that we're calling "Global Connections."

Australia is famed for its relaxed lifestyle, amazing geography, beautiful beaches and of course for being the only country in the world to have wild koalas and kangaroos.

Melbourne and Sydney are also global cities which consistently rank as one of the best places to live in the world.

On the other hand, Angola doesn't have quite the same reputation as the country from down under.

Angola was involved in an intense civil war for more than two decades, but today, the country is slowly recovering.

So what on earth could the connections between these two countries possibly be?

Well, that's why we are relying on YOU.

Can you connect Angola to Australia?

Can you connect Angola to Australia?

We need you to send in your ideas and comments on what connections exist - whether it be text, video or photos. We'll be choosing the best ones and then airing them on CNN International. This is your chance to appear on the show to share your connections with the world.

The connections can be anything from culture and geography to music and the economy.

We also want to hear your personal stories too. Perhaps you have a family member that moved from one country to the other years ago and you want to get in touch? Maybe you visited one country years ago on holiday and something special happened? Whatever connection you think there is, we want to know.

All you have to do is leave your comments below on what connections you think exist and then one of our team members will be in touch.

Now it's time for you to get involved - get connecting!

You can also leave your comments on our brand new Facebook fan page - just visit www.facebook.com/CNNconnect for behind the scenes photos, special interviews and even a tour of the CNN London bureau!


Filed under:  Global Connections