7 die as boat carrying 11 sinks in central Mozambique
Luísa Dias Diogo, (born 11 April 1958) was Prime Minister of Mozambique from February 2004 to January 2010. She replaced Pascoal Mocumbi, who had been Prime Minister for the previous nine years. Before becoming Prime Minister, she was Minister of Planning and Finance, and she continued to hold that post until February 2005. She was the first female Prime Minister of Mozambique. . In 1980, she began working in Mozambique’s Finance Ministry. Became a department’s head in 1986 and in 1989 became national budget director. Then she worked for the World Bank as program officer in Mozambique. In 1994, she joined the FRELIMO government as Deputy Minister of Finance.
Diogo is a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, an international network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers whose mission is to mobilize the highest-level women leaders globally for collective action on issues of critical importance to women and equitable development. Actually, she is the Barclays Administration Council President.
Born: April 11, 1958
Spouse: Albano Silva.
Education:Bachelor degree in Economics-Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo.
Master degree in Financial Economics-School of Oriental and African studies, University of London.