Ernesto Max Elias Tonela

Ernesto Max Elias Tonela is an economist trained at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane. Tonela was finance director of Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) in the era in which it was run by Jacinto Veloso. At the time of his nomination to become Minister of Industry and Commerce in 2015, he was the Administrator of Hidroeléctrica de Cahora … Continue reading Ernesto Max Elias Tonela

Ernesto Max Elias Tonela is an economist trained at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane. Tonela was finance director of Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) in the era in which it was run by Jacinto Veloso. At the time of his nomination to become Minister of Industry and Commerce in 2015, he was the Administrator of Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB).

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Adriano Maleiane

Adriano Maleiane is the Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Mozambique. Adriano has worked in the Banking Sector for more than 33 years in various positions, including as Central Bank Governor in Mozambique for 15 years. He also worked as National Director for Agrarian Economy in the Ministry of Agriculture, coordinating the … Continue reading Adriano Maleiane

Adriano Maleiane is the Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Mozambique. Adriano has worked in the Banking Sector for more than 33 years in various positions, including as Central Bank Governor in Mozambique for 15 years.

He also worked as National Director for Agrarian Economy in the Ministry of Agriculture, coordinating the implementation of the agrarian policy. He lectured financial systems at the Eduardo Mondlane University. Adriano’s background is in Accounting and Financial Sciences.

Source: The World Bank

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Leticia da Silva Klemens

On October 17th 2016, the President of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Nyisi, appointed Leticia Klemens as the new Minister of Mineral Sources and Energy, in replacement of Pedro Couto. Leticia Klemens was born in August 15th, 1972 in Maputo. Graduated in Communications in 1998 and in Law in 2005 by the Higher Polytechnic University … Continue reading Leticia da Silva Klemens

On October 17th 2016, the President of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Nyisi, appointed Leticia Klemens as the new Minister of Mineral Sources and Energy, in replacement of Pedro Couto.

Leticia Klemens was born in August 15th, 1972 in Maputo. Graduated in Communications in 1998 and in Law in 2005 by the Higher Polytechnic University Institute, Klemens is a well-known business woman.

According to “A Verdade” newspaper, Leticia founded PROSERV Mozambique a company dedicated to the fight against malaria. Furthermore, she is the chairman and founding member of the Association of Mozambican women entrepreneurs. By the time of her nomination, she was the chairman of the shareholders’ meeting of Millennium Bim- a Mozambican commercial bank.

Sources: Wikpedia; “ A Verdade”newspaper

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Marcelino dos Santos

Marcelino dos Santos, born 20 May 1929 in Lumbo (Nampula province) is a Mozambican poet, revolutionary, and statesman. As a young man he traveled to Portugal and France for education. He is a founding member of the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO) party.  Marcelino dos Santos, served as FRELIMO deputy president from 1969 to … Continue reading Marcelino dos Santos

Marcelino dos Santos, born 20 May 1929 in Lumbo (Nampula province) is a Mozambican poet, revolutionary, and statesman. As a young man he traveled to Portugal and France for education. He is a founding member of the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO) party.  Marcelino dos Santos, served as FRELIMO deputy president from 1969 to 1977. Later, he was pointed Minister of Economic Development and the party Political Bureau member. From 1987 to 1994 was member of the Assembly of the Republic and since 1999 is member of the FRELIMO Central Committee.

Poet and Mozambican politician, Marcelino dos Santos, or Kalungano or Lilinho Micaia as he was known, was born in 1929, in Lumbo, Mozambique. A renowned poet and Mozambican political activist, he joined the Portuguese society when he went to Lisbon to do his higher studies. Marcelino dos Santos, a young connoisseur and concerned with the realities of the Mozambican people, began his participation in the House of Students of Império in Lisbon – an unofficial organization that was forcibly removed from the Portuguese government’s end by generations of African students who ” transformed “into the most powerful and special platform for the dissemination and dissemination of African authors that it was impossible to edit in Africa.

His texts describe the fate of the colonized, a victim of society and unable to achieve a means of liberation, but an extreme believer in the possibility of turning his destiny and moving from persecuted to persecutor. On the other hand, and by opening a perfectly antithetical line, the song of Marcelino dos Santos is no longer of the so-called “mulata poetry”, which sought an identification, a proper authenticity, a definition of the land. More advanced and confronted with other socio-political constraints, another Africa, in short, Marcelino dos Santos opposed a poetry that outlined a situation and a massification of truly Mozambican wills.Already within the guerrilla period of the armed struggle in Mozambique, Marcelino dos Santos, now freed from the nightmare of censorship, raised the voice and gesture that proclaimed the material of destruction of the demons of colonialism, in the purest attempt to sing for liberation, arriving even to say, in one of his most striking poems, “Yes, mom / it is necessary to plant / by the paths of freedom / the new tree / of National Independence.” Marcelino dos Santos, whose political militancy would have displaced the poetic production of a deeply Mozambican substrate, is still considered today as one of the most significant voices of the affirmation of a truly Mozambican poetry.

Born: May 20th, 1929

Party: FRELIMO

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Alice Mabota

Born in April 8 1949 in Maputo, Alice Mabota is well Known in the political and economic scenario in Mozambique, by her strong and front personality. Like most majority of Mozambicans, She struggled to go to school in early age and started her career having regular job as public officer. Alice Mabota, is the founder … Continue reading Alice Mabota

Born in April 8 1949 in Maputo, Alice Mabota is well Known in the political and economic scenario in Mozambique, by her strong and front personality. Like most majority of Mozambicans, She struggled to go to school in early age and started her career having regular job as public officer. Alice Mabota, is the founder and President of the Human Rights league. The league was established in 1993 and aims to advocate in favor of justice, citizen and human rights.

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Maria Helena Taipo

Maria Helena Taipo is the Governor of Sofala Province since 2015. Before being pointed as Governor, she was the Provincial Director of work in Nampula and, in 2005 was the Minister of work. In 2015, when confrontations between governmental forces and RENAMO armed men were taking place in Sofala, Maria Helena Taipo played an important … Continue reading Maria Helena Taipo

Maria Helena Taipo is the Governor of Sofala Province since 2015. Before being pointed as Governor, she was the Provincial Director of work in Nampula and, in 2005 was the Minister of work. In 2015, when confrontations between governmental forces and RENAMO armed men were taking place in Sofala, Maria Helena Taipo played an important role managing to bring together the parts for negotiation.

Born: August 12, 1961. Malema, Nampula.

Party: FRELIMO.

Education: Bachelor degree in Education Science- Catholic University in Nampula. Master degree in Educational Direction.

Office: Governor of Sofala Province since 2015.

Source: Wikipedia.

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Oldemiro Baloi

Oldemiro Julio Marques Baloi, is a Mozambican political figure who has served in the government of Mozambique as Minister of Foreign Affairs and cooperation since 2008. Served as Deputy Minister of Cooperation in the early 1990s, then as Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism from 1994 to 1999. He was subsequently active in the Millennium … Continue reading Oldemiro Baloi

Oldemiro Julio Marques Baloi, is a Mozambican political figure who has served in the government of Mozambique as Minister of Foreign Affairs and cooperation since 2008. Served as Deputy Minister of Cooperation in the early 1990s, then as Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism from 1994 to 1999. He was subsequently active in the Millennium BIM (International Bank of Mozambique), serving as a member of its Board of Directors and its Executive Board. On March 10, 2008 he was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs, replacing Alcinda Abreu.

Born: April, 9 1955, Maputo.

Party: FRELIMO

Education: Bachelor degree in Economy- Eduardo Mondlane University, Master degree- University of London.

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Filipe Nyusi

President of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, also spelt Nyussi, is the fourth President of Mozambique, in office since 2015. He previously served as Minister of Defense from 2008 to 2014.   Born: February 9, 1959 (age 57), Mueda District Spouse: Isaura Nyusi Party: FRELIMO Presidential term: January 15, 2015 – Office: President of Mozambique since … Continue reading Filipe Nyusi

President of Mozambique

Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, also spelt Nyussi, is the fourth President of Mozambique, in office since 2015. He previously served as Minister of Defense from 2008 to 2014.

 

Born: February 9, 1959 (age 57), Mueda District

Spouse: Isaura Nyusi

Party: FRELIMO

Presidential term: January 15, 2015 –

Office: President of Mozambique since 2015

Education: Victoria University of Manchester, Brno University of Technology, University of Manchester

Parents: Angelina Daima, Jacinto Nyusi Chimela

Source: Wikipedia

 

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Mc Roger

  (Real name Rogério Dinis) is a Mozambican singer of Reggaeton and Pandza and was the host of the television program “Músicas d ‘ África” for RTP. MC Roger revealed as a Mozambican music star in his appearance on the hit ” O que esta a dar ” alongside rapper Zito Doggystyle. So far he … Continue reading Mc Roger

 

(Real name Rogério Dinis) is a Mozambican singer of Reggaeton and Pandza and was the host of the television program “Músicas d ‘ África” for RTP. MC Roger revealed as a Mozambican music star in his appearance on the hit ” O que esta a dar ” alongside rapper Zito Doggystyle. So far he has released 10 albums and several videos. His work involves the support and participation of several national music icons such as Doppaz, Mr. Arssen and many others.

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Gonçalo Mabunda

Gonçalo Mabunda, born in 1975 in Maputo, in Mozambique, is a Mozambican designer and sculptor. Gonçalo Mabunda educated in Mozambique and South Africa and has worked as a full time artist since 1997. He uses his furniture, including thrones, and their anthropomorphic sculptures, weapons, which were collected in 1992 after sixteen years of armed conflict in Mozambique. He had his first … Continue reading Gonçalo Mabunda

Gonçalo Mabunda, born in 1975 in Maputo, in Mozambique, is a Mozambican designer and sculptor.

Gonçalo Mabunda educated in Mozambique and South Africa and has worked as a full time artist since 1997. He uses his furniture, including thrones, and their anthropomorphic sculptures, weapons, which were collected in 1992 after sixteen years of armed conflict in Mozambique. He had his first exhibition outside of Mozambique in 1995, Tech Icon Natal in Durban, South Africa.

He made ​​the sculpture prize of the Clinton Global International Citizen Awards in 2008. He has been asked to participate in delutställningen All The World’s Futures at the Venice Biennale 2015th.

Gonçalo Mabunda lives and works in Maputo.

Born: 1975

Place of Birth: Maputo, Mozambique

Education: In Mozambique and South Africa

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Ricardo Achiles Rangel

With Euro-Afro-Asian roots, Ricardo Achiles Rangel was born in Lourenço Marques, now Maputo, in 1924. He died in 2009. Rebel and sensitive, with a willing strength that bordered on stubbornness, he managed, as a teenager, to enter in a photographic laboratory as a dark room assistant, he was later promoted to printer and eventually as … Continue reading Ricardo Achiles Rangel

With Euro-Afro-Asian roots, Ricardo Achiles Rangel was born in Lourenço Marques, now Maputo, in 1924. He died in 2009.

Rebel and sensitive, with a willing strength that bordered on stubbornness, he managed, as a teenager, to enter in a photographic laboratory as a dark room assistant, he was later promoted to printer and eventually as the first non-white photo-reporter in the early 50’s.

Rangel documented watershed moments in Mozambique’s troubled history under colonial rule, the lengthy liberation war, until the independence in 1975. He thereafter declined to be an official artist for the revolutionary government and focused on his photographic work as he assumed the direction of the Centre of Photographic Formation in Maputo.

His work is documented in numerous publications and has been exhibited around the world. The series “Our nightly bread” on Maputo’s prostitutes, spanning 20 years, is regarded as a masterpiece of African photography.

Born: 1924

Place of Birth: Lourenço Marques, now Maputo

Died: 2009

Source: Wikipedia

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Gabriel Monjane

  8 feet 0.75 inches (245.7 cm) Gabriel Monjane (born Gabriel Estêvão Monjane 1944 – 1990) is one of only 16 individuals in medical history to have reached 8 feet or more in height. Born in Manjacaze, Mozambique, Gabriel Monjane’s abnormal growth, attributed to an overactive pituitary gland, started soon after birth. By the time he … Continue reading Gabriel Monjane

 

8 feet 0.75 inches (245.7 cm)

Gabriel Monjane (born Gabriel Estêvão Monjane 1944 – 1990) is one of only 16 individuals in medical history to have reached 8 feet or more in height.

Born in Manjacaze, Mozambique, Gabriel Monjane’s abnormal growth, attributed to an overactive pituitary gland, started soon after birth. By the time he was 17, Gabriel Monjane stood 7 feet 10 inches. He joined a Portuguese circus around this age, and was billed as 8 feet 8.3 inches. When measured officially in 1987, Gabriel Monjane was attributed with the height of 8 feet and three quarters of an inch. He also weighed 29 stone and 12 lbs (418 lb).

During his lifetime, especially late into his life, Monjane suffered leg problems and was once crippled after falling and breaking his hip.

The Guinness Book of Records stated that he was the tallest living man in their 1988 edition. Gabriel Monjane died in January 1990 after a fall at his home (supposedly from the stairs), after which Suleiman Ali Nashnush, another African, became the tallest living man.

Born: 1944, Manjacaze, Mozambique
Died: January 1990, Mozambique
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Lucrecia Paco

Lucrecia Paco is a Mozambican international actress.  Born and raised in colonial context, when cultural expressions were not authorized, and practices like speaking bantu languages, sing and dance traditional sounds were things that the Portuguese colonial masters didn’t accept. However, the natives used to find a way out to do it. In 1975, when Mozambique … Continue reading Lucrecia Paco

Lucrecia Paco is a Mozambican international actress.  Born and raised in colonial context, when cultural expressions were not authorized, and practices like speaking bantu languages, sing and dance traditional sounds were things that the Portuguese colonial masters didn’t accept. However, the natives used to find a way out to do it. In 1975, when Mozambique became free country, the culture was one of the channels that the government used to disseminate policies. As such, around the 80s, numerous theater groups we formed within the neighborhoods. Tchova xita duma was one of them and Lucrecia Paco was part of it.  In 1984, after participating in the documentary Maputo Mulher, she realized the importance of arts within society. Few years later, she joined Mutumbela Gogo, the  theater group where she became professional and still remains  there today as actress.

Born: October 19, 1969

Theater  Group: Mutumbela Gogo.

Source: www.biografia.co.mz

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Mingas

Elisa Domingas Jamisse mostly known by her stage name ‘Mingas’ is a Mozambican singer. Born in the capital city, Maputo in Mozambique Mingas started to sing at a very early age. Her music is a mixture of Afro sounds that gives prominence to the rhythms of the Chope people of southern Mozambique, and she is one of … Continue reading Mingas

Elisa Domingas Jamisse mostly known by her stage name ‘Mingas’ is a Mozambican singer. Born in the capital city, Maputo in Mozambique Mingas started to sing at a very early age. Her music is a mixture of Afro sounds that gives prominence to the rhythms of the Chope people of southern Mozambique, and she is one of the most famous singers of Marrabenta. Her career is marked with big hits and collaborations with major African singers like Miriam MakebaHugh MasekelaAngélique KidjoBaba MaalYvonne Chaka ChakaJimmy DludluGilberto Gil, among others.

Born: Maputo.

Albums: Vuka Africa, Vhumela.

Source: Wikipedia.

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Jose Alberto Basto Pereira Forjaz

Born: Coimbra, Portugal The architect Jose Forjaz has worked in Sub-Saharian Africa since the early 1960s and after serving as National Director of housing for seven years , was that Country’s  Secretary of State for physical planning. He has also designed in Swaziland, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. Forjaz searches to make an architecture that … Continue reading Jose Alberto Basto Pereira Forjaz

Born: Coimbra, Portugal

The architect Jose Forjaz has worked in Sub-Saharian Africa since the early 1960s and after serving as National Director of housing for seven years , was that Country’s  Secretary of State for physical planning. He has also designed in Swaziland, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. Forjaz searches to make an architecture that is not merely Eurocentric, but which finds reasons for its forms within the local culture.

Education

Diploma in Architecture with distinction

Fine Arts School of Oporto, Portugal 1966

Master of Science in Architecture, Columbia, University, New York, U.S.1968

Professional Membership and Registration

Licensed to practice architecture in Portugal, Mozambique, South Africa.

Member of the South African Council For Architect 1990

Member of the South African Institute of Architect 1969

Member of the Associação dos Arquitectos Portugueses 1991

Source: www.joseforjazarquitectos.com

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Neyma Alfredo

Neyma began her career when she appeared on the Fantasia TV singing competition, in which she took in the second place. However, her breakthrough came when she was given a recording contract and in 1999 released her first album, Brigas. It featured the popular singles “Brigas”, “Mae virtude mais bela” and the well received single, “Praia feliz”, which … Continue reading Neyma Alfredo

Neyma began her career when she appeared on the Fantasia TV singing competition, in which she took in the second place. However, her breakthrough came when she was given a recording contract and in 1999 released her first album, Brigas. It featured the popular singles “Brigas”, “Mae virtude mais bela” and the well received single, “Praia feliz”, which won her much publicity. The success of the album Brigas led her to release Baila in 2000 and Renascer in 2001. But it was Arromba, released in 2005, that brought Neyma back into the spotlight as an acclaimed singer who was internationally recognized as a major singing sensation from Mozambique and the Lusophone world. In early 2010, she released her sixth album, entitled Neyma 10 Anos in acknowledgement of her 10 years in the Mozambican music industry.

Born: May 6, 1979 (age 37) in MaputoMozambique.

Genres: Marrabenta, Kizomba, Afro-Zouk.

Occupation: Singer.

Years active: 1999-Present.

Source: Wikipedia.

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Manuel de Araujo

Manuel A. Alculete Lopes de Araújo (born 11 October 1970) is a Mozambican politician who has been Mayor of Quelimane since December 2011. He has served as a Member of Parliament for Maganja da Costa Constituency, Zambezia Province, Shadow Minister for Youth, Sports, Tourism and Culture and Shadow Secretary of State for Europe, North, Central and South America. He has lectured … Continue reading Manuel de Araujo

Manuel A. Alculete Lopes de Araújo (born 11 October 1970) is a Mozambican politician who has been Mayor of Quelimane since December 2011. He has served as a Member of Parliament for Maganja da Costa Constituency, Zambezia Province, Shadow Minister for Youth, Sports, Tourism and Culture and Shadow Secretary of State for Europe, North, Central and South America.

He has lectured in Economics, Development Economics, International Relations and Comparative Foreign Policy at Pedagogical University, Instituto Superior de Ciencias e Tecnologias de MoçambiqueUniversidade A Politecnica and Instituto Superior de Relações Internacionais.

Manuel de Araujo, was a Campaigner for the Portuguese and Spanish African Speaking Countries (Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome e Principe) and then a Campaign Coordinator for the Southern African Development Community Project on Policing and Human Rights at Amnesty International (London). Previously, Manuel de Araujo was also a researcher for the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC) Human Development Report Project

Born: October 11,1970

Education: Mozambique:BA,Honors degree,Instituto Superior de Relações Internacionais. Zimbabwe: MPS, University of Zimbabwe and SARIPS. United Kingdom: SOAS, University of London (MSc) and the University of East Anglia (PhD, 2011).

Political Party: MDM (Democratic Movement of Mozambique).

Source: Wikipedia

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Verónica Macamo

Verónica Nataniel Macamo Dlovo  is a politician from Mozambique. Was born in 1957 and is member of Frelimo Party. First, she has been elected to Gaza provincial assembly and than in 1994, as Parliament Vice-President, position she held during 15 years. In 2004, she was also a member of the Pan-African Parliament. In 2010, she became not only … Continue reading Verónica Macamo

Verónica Nataniel Macamo Dlovo  is a politician from Mozambique. Was born in 1957 and is member of Frelimo Party. First, she has been elected to Gaza provincial assembly and than in 1994, as Parliament Vice-President, position she held during 15 years. In 2004, she was also a member of the Pan-African Parliament. In 2010, she became not only President of the Mozambican Parliament, but also the first Mozambican woman to fill this post.

Born:  November 12, 1957

Party: FRELIMO

Education: Lawyer

Source: Wikipedia; www.parlamento.mz

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Luisa Diogo

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 … Continue reading Luisa Diogo

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.

Party: FRELIMO

Source: Wikipedia

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Clarisse Machanguana

Clarisse Machanguana (born 4 October 1976) is a professional Mozambican basketball. She is a successful role model and example of determination and dedication, with the potential to influence an entire generation of youth with her visionary spirit. She had a childhood dream of becoming a lawyer, but instead, her height and dexterity allowed her a twenty-two … Continue reading Clarisse Machanguana

Clarisse Machanguana (born 4 October 1976) is a professional Mozambican basketball. She is a successful role model and example of determination and dedication, with the potential to influence an entire generation of youth with her visionary spirit. She had a childhood dream of becoming a lawyer, but instead, her height and dexterity allowed her a twenty-two year career in professional basketball. She played in the Women’s National Basketball Association in the United States, and in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Brazil, France and Korea.

Fluent in four languages, and skilled at writing and motivating people to action, she has recently published her first book aimed at inspiring readers to pursue their life dreams. She has recently returned to her home country, Mozambique, and is now channeling her efforts toward youth through the work of her organization Fundação Clarisse Machanguana. She aspires to motivate a generation of young people to pursue their dreams through the powerful vehicles of sports, health and education.

Born: October 4, 1976.

Playing Career: 1999-2002.

Career history: 1999-200, Los Angeles Sparks.

2001-Charlotte Sting.

2002-Orlando Miracle.

Source: fcm.org.mz

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Eduardo Mondlane

Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane served as the founding President of the Mozambican Liberation Front from 1962, the year that FRELIMO was founded in Tanzania, until his assassination in 1969. Born: June 20, 1920, Manjacaze Died: February 3, 1969, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Party: FRELIMO Books: The struggle for Mozambique, Eduardo Mondlane Education: University of Lisbon University of the Witwatersrand(1949), Oberlin College, Northwestern University Organizations founded: FRELIMO   Source: … Continue reading Eduardo Mondlane

Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane served as the founding President of the Mozambican Liberation Front from 1962, the year that FRELIMO was founded in Tanzania, until his assassination in 1969.

BornJune 20, 1920, Manjacaze

DiedFebruary 3, 1969, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

PartyFRELIMO

BooksThe struggle for Mozambique, Eduardo Mondlane

EducationUniversity of Lisbon University of the Witwatersrand(1949), Oberlin College, Northwestern University

Organizations foundedFRELIMO

 

Source: Wikipedia

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Naguib Elias Abdula

Naguib Elias Abdula was born in 1955, in the Mozambican province of Tete. With his work exhibited at the United Nations headquarters and at the Vatican, painter and muralist Naguib Elias is one of Mozambique’s most renowned living artists. Born: 1955 Place of Birth: Tete, Mozambique Exhibitions: United Nations headquarters and at the Vatican Source: Wikipedia  

Naguib Elias Abdula was born in 1955, in the Mozambican province of Tete. With his work exhibited at the United Nations headquarters and at the Vatican, painter and muralist Naguib Elias is one of Mozambique’s most renowned living artists.

Born: 1955

Place of Birth: Tete, Mozambique

Exhibitions: United Nations headquarters and at the Vatican

Source: Wikipedia

 

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Eyuphuro

Eyuphuro is a Mozambican band founded in 1981 by Omar Issa, Gimo Remane and Zena Bacar. Their music is a combination of traditional African music and western popular music. Eyuphuro’s music is sung mostly in Makua, a Bantu language. Name of the band means “whirlwind”.  Eyuphuro released successful album Mama Mosambiki before its breakup in … Continue reading Eyuphuro

Eyuphuro is a Mozambican band founded in 1981 by Omar Issa, Gimo Remane and Zena Bacar. Their music is a combination of traditional African music and western popular music. Eyuphuro’s music is sung mostly in Makua, a Bantu language. Name of the band means “whirlwind”.  Eyuphuro released successful album Mama Mosambiki before its breakup in 1990. In 1998 singer Zena Bacar founded Eyuphuro again with new members and in 2001 they released the new album, Yellela.

Albums

  • Mama Mosambiki (1990)
  • Yellela (2001

 

Genre: Marrabenta.

Years active: 1981-1991; 2001-Present.

Source: Wikipedia.

 

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Alberto Mabungulane Chissano 

(25 January 1935 – 19 February 1994) born in Manjacaze, Gaza, in the south of Portuguese Mozambique and died in his home in Matola.  Was a sculptor best known for his work using indigenous woods, and sculptures in rock, stone and iron. Born: 25 January 1935 Place of Birth: Manjacaze, Gaza, Mozambique Died: 19 February 1994 Source: Wikipedia

(25 January 1935 – 19 February 1994) born in Manjacaze, Gaza, in the south of Portuguese Mozambique and died in his home in Matola.  Was a sculptor best known for his work using indigenous woods, and sculptures in rock, stone and iron.

Born: 25 January 1935

Place of Birth: Manjacaze, Gaza, Mozambique

Died: 19 February 1994

Source: Wikipedia

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Samora Machel

Political leader Samora Moisés Machel was a Mozambican military commander, revolutionary socialist leader, and eventual President of Mozambique. Born: September 29, 1933, Gaza Province Died: October 19, 1986, Mbuzini, South Africa Succeeded by: Joaquim Chissano Spouse: Graça Machel (m. 1975–1986), Josina Mutemba (m. 1969–1971) Children: Samito Machel, Idelson Machel, Olívia Machel, more Books: Samora Machel, an African revolutionary, more Source: Wikipedia

Political leader

Samora Moisés Machel was a Mozambican military commander, revolutionary socialist leader, and eventual President of Mozambique.

BornSeptember 29, 1933, Gaza Province

DiedOctober 19, 1986, Mbuzini, South Africa

Succeeded byJoaquim Chissano

SpouseGraça Machel (m. 1975–1986), Josina Mutemba (m. 1969–1971)

ChildrenSamito Machel, Idelson Machel, Olívia Machel, more

BooksSamora Machel, an African revolutionary, more

Source: Wikipedia

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Graça Machel

Graça Machel DBE is a Mozambican politician and humanitarian. She is the widow of former South African president Nelson Mandela and of Mozambican president Samora Machel.  Born: October 17, 1945 Gaza Province Education: University of Lisbon Party: FRELIMO Spouse: Nelson Mandela (m. 1998–2013), Samora Machel (m. 1975–1986) Children: Josina Z. Machel, Malengani Machel Books: The impact of war on children Source: Wikipedia Steven Le Vourc’h … Continue reading Graça Machel

Graça Machel DBE is a Mozambican politician and humanitarian. She is the widow of former South African president Nelson Mandela and of Mozambican president Samora Machel. 

BornOctober 17, 1945 Gaza Province

EducationUniversity of Lisbon

PartyFRELIMO

SpouseNelson Mandela (m. 1998–2013), Samora Machel (m. 1975–1986)

ChildrenJosina Z. Machel, Malengani Machel

BooksThe impact of war on children

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Maria Lurdes Mutola

Athlete Maria de Lurdes Mutola is a retired female track and field athlete from Mozambique who has specialised in the 800 metres. She was born in Maputo, hence the nickname of “The Maputo Express”. She is the fourth athlete to compete at six Olympic Games.  Born: October 27, 1972 Maputo Weight: 61 kg Education: Springfield High School Olympic medals: Athletics … Continue reading Maria Lurdes Mutola

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Maria de Lurdes Mutola is a retired female track and field athlete from Mozambique who has specialised in the 800 metres. She was born in Maputo, hence the nickname of “The Maputo Express”. She is the fourth athlete to compete at six Olympic Games. 

BornOctober 27, 1972 Maputo

Weight61 kg

EducationSpringfield High School

Olympic medalsAthletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women’s 800 metres, more

NominationsLaureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year

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Armando Guebuza

Former President of Mozambique Armando Emílio Guebuza is a Mozambican politician who was President of Mozambique from 2005 to 2015.  Born: January 20, 1943), Murrupula Spouse: Maria da Luz Guebuza Party: FRELIMO Presidential term: February 2, 2005 – January 15, 2015 Previous office: President of Mozambique (2005–2015) Children: Valentina Guebuza, Armando Ndambi Guebuza, Norah Guebuza, Mussumbuluko Guebuza Source: Wikipedia Steven Le Vourc’h / Saint-Louis Studio … Continue reading Armando Guebuza

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Armando Emílio Guebuza is a Mozambican politician who was President of Mozambique from 2005 to 2015. 

BornJanuary 20, 1943), Murrupula

SpouseMaria da Luz Guebuza

PartyFRELIMO

Presidential termFebruary 2, 2005 – January 15, 2015

Previous officePresident of Mozambique (2005–2015)

ChildrenValentina Guebuza, Armando Ndambi Guebuza, Norah Guebuza, Mussumbuluko Guebuza

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José Craveirinha

Journalist José Craveirinha was a Mozambican journalist, story writer and poet, who is today considered the greatest poet of Mozambique. His poems, written in Portuguese, address such issues as racism and the Portuguese colonial domination of Mozambique.  Was a Mozambican writer born on May 28, 1922, in Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), and died on February … Continue reading José Craveirinha

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José Craveirinha was a Mozambican journalist, story writer and poet, who is today considered the greatest poet of Mozambique. His poems, written in Portuguese, address such issues as racism and the Portuguese colonial domination of Mozambique. 

Was a Mozambican writer born on May 28, 1922, in Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), and died on February 6, 2003 in South Africa. He was the son of an Algarvian father. His family moved to Mozambique in 1908 in search of fortune. He pursued his studies at the Escola Primeiro de Janeiro that belonged to Freemasonry. As a teenager, he began attending the African Association. He collaborated in the African Brado, which dealt with matters of a local nature and which concerned mainly the most unprotected population. He campaigned against racism in Noticias, where he worked, and was the first journalist to be officially unionized. In 1958, he also began to work in the National Press. He continued in Noticias until the founding of the newspaper A Tribuna in 1962. Between 1964 and 1968 he was arrested because of his connection to FRELIMO but had the opportunity to meet the painter Malangatana in prison.

He began to write at an early stage, but his poetry took time to be published. In Lisbon, the first work to emerge was Xigubo, in 1964, through the House of Students of Império. From a certain point, the author’s political awareness began to be reflected in works such as “O Grito” and “O Tambor”.His poetry has a social character that lies in the deepest layers of the Mozambican people. Writer of affective links with Portugal, he was awarded the Camões Prize in 1991 and received decorations from the presidents of Portugal and Mozambique, Jorge Sampaio and Joaquim Chissano respectively.

Vice-president of the Bibliographic Fund of Portuguese Language, a writer awarded the “Literary Life” prize of the Association of Mozambican Writers, was honored on May 28, 2002, following the initiative of the Mozambican government to consecrate the year 2002 to José Craveirinha.

BornMay 28, 1922, Maputo

DiedFebruary 6, 2003, Maputo

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Paulina Chiziane

Paulina Chiziane  is an author of novels and short stories in the Portuguese language. She studied at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo. She was born to a Protestant family that moved from Gaza to the capital Maputo (then Lourenço Marques) during the writer’s early childhood. At home she spoke Chopi andRonga. Chiziane was the first woman in Mozambique to publish a novel. Her writing has generated some … Continue reading Paulina Chiziane

Paulina Chiziane  is an author of novels and short stories in the Portuguese language. She studied at Eduardo Mondlane UniversityMaputo. She was born to a Protestant family that moved from Gaza to the capital Maputo (then Lourenço Marques) during the writer’s early childhood. At home she spoke Chopi andRonga.

Chiziane was the first woman in Mozambique to publish a novel. Her writing has generated some polemical discussions about social issues, such as the practice of polygamy in the country. For example, her first novel, Balada do Amor ao Vento (1990), discusses polygamy in southern Mozambique during the colonial period. Related to her active involvement in the politics of Frelimo (Liberation Front of Mozambique), her narrative often reflects the social uneasiness of a country ravaged and divided by the war of liberation and the civil conflicts that followed independence. Her novel Niketche: Uma História de Poligamia won the José Craveirinha Prize in 2003.[3]

Born: June 4, 1955

Education: Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo.

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Afonso Dhlakama

Mozambican Politician Afonso Marceta Macacho Dhlakama is a Mozambican politician and the leader of RENAMO, an anti-communist guerrilla movement that fought the FRELIMO government in the Mozambican Civil War before signing. Born: January 1, 1953 Sofala Province Party: RENAMO Spouse: Dona Rosario (m. 1980) Parents: Nhundasse Massambajene Siblings: Elias Marceta Dhlakama Source:  Wikipedia

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Afonso Marceta Macacho Dhlakama is a Mozambican politician and the leader of RENAMO, an anti-communist guerrilla movement that fought the FRELIMO government in the Mozambican Civil War before signing.

BornJanuary 1, 1953 Sofala Province

PartyRENAMO

SpouseDona Rosario (m. 1980)

ParentsNhundasse Massambajene

SiblingsElias Marceta Dhlakama

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Mia Couto

Writer António Emílio Leite Couto, better known as Mia Couto, is a Mozambican writer and the winner of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.  Born: July 5, 1955 Beira Spouse: Patrícia Couto Movies: The Last Flight of the Flamingo, Sleepwalking Land Children: Rita Couto, Madyo Dawany Parents: Maria de Jesus, Fernando Couto Source: Wikipedia

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António Emílio Leite Couto, better known as Mia Couto, is a Mozambican writer and the winner of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. 

BornJuly 5, 1955 Beira

SpousePatrícia Couto

MoviesThe Last Flight of the Flamingo, Sleepwalking Land

ChildrenRita Couto, Madyo Dawany

ParentsMaria de Jesus, Fernando Couto

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Eusébio

Footballer Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM, was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker. Eusébio is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time.  Born: January 25, 1942, Maputo Died: January 5, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal Height: 1.75 m Spouse: Flora (m. 1965–2014) Awards: Ballon d’Or, BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year Children: Carla, Sandra  Source: Wikipedia

Footballer

Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM, was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker. Eusébio is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. 

BornJanuary 25, 1942, Maputo

DiedJanuary 5, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

Height1.75 m

SpouseFlora (m. 1965–2014)

AwardsBallon d’Or, BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year

ChildrenCarla, Sandra

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Calane da Silva

Author Raul Alves Calane da Silva (born in Maputo, 20th October 1945) is a poet a writer and a Mozambican journalist Calane da Silva coordinated the Gazeta Artes e Letras from revista Tempo, in 1985, and was a chief editor at Televisão Experimental de Moçambique in 1987. He was also a Board member of the Association of Mozambican writers. Some … Continue reading Calane da Silva

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Raul Alves Calane da Silva (born in Maputo, 20th October 1945) is a poet a writer and a Mozambican journalist

Calane da Silva coordinated the Gazeta Artes e Letras from revista Tempo, in 1985, and was a chief editor at Televisão Experimental de Moçambique in 1987.

He was also a Board member of the Association of Mozambican writers.

Some of his published work:

  • Dos meninos da Malanga. Maputo: Cadernos Tempo, 1982.

Poetry

  • Xicandarinha na lenha do mundo. Maputo: Associação dos Escritores Moçambicanos, 1988. Colecção Karingana.

Contos. Capa de Chichorro.

  • Olhar Moçambique. Maputo: Centro de Formação Fotográfica, 1994
  • Gotas de Sol. Maputo: Associação dos Escritores Moçambicanos, 2006.
  • A Pedagogia do Léxico. O Estiloso Craveirinha. As escolhas leixicais bantus, os neologismos luso-rongas e a sua função estilística e estético-nacionalista nas obras Xigubo e Karingana wa Karingana. Maputo: Imprensa Universitária, 2002.

Publication of the masters thesis.

Preface for Mário Vilela.

  • Ao mata bicho: Textos publicados no semanário “O brado Africano”. Lisboa: Texto Editores, 2006
  • Nyembêtu ou as Cores da Lágrima. Lisboa: Texto Editores. 2008.

Born: October 20th 1945

Place of Birth: Maputo, Mozambique

Books:  Ricardo Rangel: photographer

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Wazimbo

Singer Humberto Carlos Benfica, known as Wazimbo, is one of the greatest voices of Mozambique and one of the most famous marrabenta singers.  Born: November 11, 1948 Mozambique Albums: Luso Noir – Music from Portuguese-Speaking Africa Source: Wikipedia

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Humberto Carlos Benfica, known as Wazimbo, is one of the greatest voices of Mozambique and one of the most famous marrabenta singers. 

Born: November 11, 1948 Mozambique

Albums: Luso Noir – Music from Portuguese-Speaking Africa

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Moreira Chonguiça

Ethnomusicologist Moreira Chonguica is an ethnomusicologist, saxophonist, songwriter and producer.  Born: February 13, 1977 Mozambique Film music credits: Virgin Margarida Education: University of Cape Town, South African College of Music   Source: Wikipedia

Ethnomusicologist

Moreira Chonguica is an ethnomusicologist, saxophonist, songwriter and producer. 

Born: February 13, 1977 Mozambique

Film music credits: Virgin Margarida

Education: University of Cape Town, South African College of Music

 

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Stewart Sukuma

Singer Stewart Sukuma is undoubtedly the most dynamic and revolutionary Mozambican musician of the moment, committed to divulging the music of his country in the world. He is also a television presenter, currently presenting a tourism program called “Txopela Moçambique” and a full-time social activist. Stewart Sukuma became in 2012 the first Mozambican musician to … Continue reading Stewart Sukuma

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Stewart Sukuma is undoubtedly the most dynamic and revolutionary Mozambican musician of the moment, committed to divulging the music of his country in the world.

He is also a television presenter, currently presenting a tourism program called “Txopela Moçambique” and a full-time social activist. Stewart Sukuma became in 2012 the first Mozambican musician to register a brand and consequently launch a perfume: fusiON.

 

Music: Stewart Sukuma combines traditional and contemporary Mozambican music with revolutionary instrumentation to create an energetic and danceable sound that can be called Afro / Pop / Jazz. Contagious rhythms mixed with sweet but powerful melodies carry a message of hope but at the same time it would revolutionize new times in Africa and the world, challenging the laziest foot for a dance and the laziest head for a reflection of the role that music plays in communication with the masses. History: Born in Cuamba, a small village in the Mozambican province of Niassa, Sukuma won his first guitar at a charity event when he was a young boy. In 1997, five years after the end of the country’s civil war, he recorded his first album, Afrikiti, which opened space for many other Mozambican artists to do the same. Since then, the musician has toured Europe, Africa, the United States and the Caribbean, performing at major festivals such as Beat Apartheid! Houston International Festival, alongside legends such as Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Abdullah Ibrahim, Gilberto Gil, Jimmy Dludlu, Mike Del Ferro and others … In 2009, Stewart Sukuma and his legendary Nkhuvu Band renewed once again the votes of Mozambican popular music in a historical tour through Europe where they participated in 21 concerts including the legendary festivals of Kasumama in Austria, Tom de Festa and World Music LX in Portugal and still at the Lent Festival in Slovenia.The most desired reunion of this musician’s career comes when Elizah, singer gaucha introduces him to the CASA GRANDE project in New Olinda in Brazil where he participated in the sample of the culture of the Portuguese Language Countries to Filipe Mukenga’s Lab, Elizah Rodrigues. In this project he met the arts director of the Cultural Center of ITAU Sao Paulo, who invites him to participate in four shows in the Antidoto project with the Band Afroreggae of RJ, accompanied by other figures of Brazilian music such as:Jardes Macale, Arnaldo Antunes and others not less important.  Stewart Sukuma became the most awarded Mozambican musician of the largest festival of the popular song of Mozambique: the Ngoma, with 3 prizes of the Most Popular Music. Bilboard magazine of June 7, 1997 conferred on Stewart Sukuma the same level of Pope Wemba and other consecrated African musicians. Stewart Sukuma is a member of the African Evaluation and Consultation Committee of the African Scholars Program of the Berklee College of Music (USA / Boston / Mass) where other great African artists such as Angelique Kidjo, Richard Bona, Bakiti Kumalo, Lionel Loueke and Mulato Astakte. Social ProjectsSukuma links his music to social aspects, working in coordination with national HIV / AIDS campaigns, with the National Elections Commission, UNICEF and other humanitarian aid organizations with the goal of expanding knowledge about HIV / AIDS, the importance of Voting and Human Rights. In March 2010 Stewart Sukuma signs a partnership agreement with UNICEF. In 2012 he is appointed by Unicef the Ambassador of Good Will. Nkhuvu / Celebration: In November 2007, Sukuma released the album, “Nkhuvu”, which means “Celebration” featuring great musicians like Lokua Kanza, Jimmy Dludlu, Bonga, Artur Maia and Elizah – just to name a few. In this album, Sukuma sings in Portuguese, English, Shitswa, Ekoti, Shangana, Gitonga, Ciyao and Shimakonde, most languages never represented on a single Mozambican album. Inspired by Bantu languages, the base of various parts of Mozambique, Angola and Guinea-Bissau, Sukuma captured the voice of Africa Lusofona.

 

Marrabenta Series: (Marrabenta & Derivados)In addition to research projects in traditional Mozambican music, Stewart Sukuma has also been promoting popular music and since 2010 has started a project to record and promote the most popular contemporary style in and outside the country: Marrabenta. Songs such as Felizminha, Xitchuketa Marrabenta, Vale a Pena Casar? e carangueijo are authentic hymns to the musical style originating in the traditional rhythm Magika reinvented in the famous District of Mafalala where the great footballer Eusebio and the poetess Noemia de Sousa were born. Stewart Sukuma thus became the first interpreter of Marrabenta sung in Portuguese, since other interpretations were usually made in Ronga, a predominantly spoken language in Maputo Province. Discography: 1997: Afrikiti Feat. Hugh Masekela, George Lee and Jimmy Dludlu / CCP Records / EMI / Tropical Music 1998: New African World Beat Vol 4 / Star Pool / Universal 2000: Mozambique Relief / Naxos World 2003: Music from CPLP / Marcelo Salazar 2006: Tales of Mozambique / Sheer Sound 2007: Nkhuvu / Celebration Feat: Lokua kanza, Bonga, Jimmy Dludlu, Elizah … / nstudio 2008: Kizomba Mix / Vidisco 2010: Single Xitchuketa Marrabenta / nstudio2011: Single Carangueijo / Globe Music2012: 30 Years of Career / Compilation / Vidisco2013: African Journey Television programsFama Show 2005/07/08Attraction 2010Txopela Mozambique 20122013 Mega Show Awards & ReviewsAwards & Distinctions:Award for Best Performance / EME / 1982 Press Award / Ngoma Mocambique 1992 Prize of the Most Popular Song / Ngoma Mocambique 1994 Prize of the Best Song / Ngoma Mocambique 1996 Prize of the Song Most Popular / Ngoma Mozambique 2008 Mozart Prize / UNESCO / Best Musico 1997 Cultural Personality 2008 / Jornal Noticias MMA 2009 Best Light Music AwardBest Male Video Channel O Awards 2005 (Nomination) Most Popular Music Award in MMA (Mozambique Music Awards) 2009 Most Popular Music Award / Ngoma Mozambique 2010 Best Alternative Music Award MOAMAS 2010Prize Best Duet cm VJ in MMA 2011Cultural Personality 2012 / Savannah Newspaper

Luis Pereira, known as Stewart Sukuma, is a Mozambican singer. His stage name – Stewart Sukuma – means ‘Rise Up’ in Zulu and ‘Push’ in Swahili. He was born in Cuamba, Niassa Province in Mozambique.

Born: 1963, Cuamba

Education: Berklee College of Music

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Malangatana Ngwenya

Poet Malangatana Valente Ngwenya was a Mozambican painter and poet. He frequently exhibited work under his first name alone, as Malangatana. He died on 5 January 2011 in Matosinhos, Portugal.  Born: June 6, 1936, Mozambique Died: January 5, 2011, Matosinhos, Portugal Artwork: Death of a man in prison, Female forms, Fruit market, etc.   Source: Wikipedia

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Malangatana Valente Ngwenya was a Mozambican painter and poet. He frequently exhibited work under his first name alone, as Malangatana. He died on 5 January 2011 in Matosinhos, Portugal. 

Born: June 6, 1936, Mozambique

Died: January 5, 2011, Matosinhos, Portugal

Artwork: Death of a man in prison, Female forms, Fruit market, etc.

 

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Ghorwane

Band Ghorwane is a Mozambican marrabenta band. It was founded in 1983. The band got its name after the lake of the same name in the province of Gaza.  Active from: 1983 Albums: Kudumba, Vana-Va-Ndota, Não é Preciso Empurrar!,Majurugenta Source: Wikipedia

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Ghorwane is a Mozambican marrabenta band. It was founded in 1983. The band got its name after the lake of the same name in the province of Gaza. 

Active from: 1983

Albums: Kudumba, Vana-Va-Ndota, Não é Preciso Empurrar!,Majurugenta

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Chichorro

Born in 1941, Roberto Chichorro spent his childhood in the Mafalala, suburban area of Lourenço Marques, the frontier between the cement city of the whites and the cane city of the blacks. A mulato, he is himself a frontier between two cultures and constantly paints his childhood memories using a highly colored palette where, in … Continue reading Chichorro

Born in 1941, Roberto Chichorro spent his childhood in the Mafalala, suburban area of Lourenço Marques, the frontier between the cement city of the whites and the cane city of the blacks. A mulato, he is himself a frontier between two cultures and constantly paints his childhood memories using a highly colored palette where, in the words of Ana Mafaida Leite, “The parodised Chagailian backgrounds open one’s eyes to the intensity of a magical, almost imponderable floating world”. Chichorro lived in Mozambique until 1983 and held several one-man exhibitions both there and in Luanda, as well as participating in numerous exhibitions in Mozambique and abroad. In 1973 he received the “Acquisition” prize at the Angola Modern Art Salon.

In 1983 he went to Spain on a scholarship from the Spanish government to study ceramics and engraving. He had several exhibitions of his own there and participated in a number of others. In 1986 he went to

Portugal on a scholarship from the Portuguese General Directorate for Cooperation and is still there, exhibiting both individually and collectively. In Portugal he has received an Honorable Mention at the Obidos Biennal in 1991. In 1997 he held a one-man exhibition in Maputo.

He is represented in the National Art Museum, the Lisbon Contemporary Art Museum and in public and official collections in Mozambique and other countries including Brazil, Italy, Tanzania and the United States.

“Acquisition” prize at the Angola Modern Art Salon, 1973. Honorable Mention at the Casino do Estoril Autumn Salon, Portugal, 1987. Honorable Mention at the Obidos Biennal, Portugal, 1991.

Born: 1941, Mafalala

Place of Birth: Mafalala, Lourenço Marques

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Filipe Branquinho

Born in 1977 in Maputo, Filipe Branquinho grew up as son of a photojournalist who was well connected in the art community. Thus the artist was early on confronted with the work of such famous Mozambican photographers as Ricardo Rangel, Kok Nam, and José Cabral. Branquinho studied architecture in Brazil but was always interested in photography, and pursued … Continue reading Filipe Branquinho

Born in 1977 in Maputo, Filipe Branquinho grew up as son of a photojournalist who was well connected in the art community. Thus the artist was early on confronted with the work of such famous Mozambican photographers as Ricardo Rangel, Kok Nam, and José Cabral. Branquinho studied architecture in Brazil but was always interested in photography, and pursued that passion when returning to Mozambique.

The photographer finds his subjects on strolls through the city. He started the project by photographing urban public employees, but then quickly moved on to also taking pictures of workers in other professions—athletes, firemen, domestic workers—and homeless people and kids. “Occupations” turned into a study of how people spend their time in the urban environment.

Branquinho’s current work includes the cinematography for short films under the titleJourney to the Center of Capricorn, directed by the Mozambican artist Rui Tenreiro. The short films point to the power and complexity of urban structures in constant degradation: At the top of the gray anthill, in the center and at the zenith of this structure is the imperial cabinet, symbol of revolution and national power.”

Born: 1977

Place of Birth: Maputo, Mozambique

Education: Graduated in Architecture by UEM (Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo / Mozambique) and attended the same course at UEL (Universidade Estadual de Londrina / Brazil)

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Joaquim Chissano

Former President of Mozambique Joaquim Alberto Chissano was the second President of Mozambique, serving from 1986 to 2005. He is credited with transforming the war-torn country of Mozambique into one of the most successful African democracies.  Born: October 22, 1939 Chibuto District Education: University of Lisbon Party: FRELIMO Presidential term: November 6, 1986 – February 2, 2005 Movies: En Route … Continue reading Joaquim Chissano

Former President of Mozambique

Joaquim Alberto Chissano was the second President of Mozambique, serving from 1986 to 2005. He is credited with transforming the war-torn country of Mozambique into one of the most successful African democracies. 

BornOctober 22, 1939 Chibuto District

EducationUniversity of Lisbon

PartyFRELIMO

Presidential termNovember 6, 1986 – February 2, 2005

MoviesEn Route to Baghdad

ChildrenNyimpine Chissano

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