Agostinho Neto

Agostinho Neto

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ant nio Agostinho Neto (September 17, 1922 - September 10, 1979) served as the first President of Angola (1975-1979), leading the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) in the war for independence and the civil war. His birthday is celebrated as National Heroes Day, a public holiday in Angola. Born at Catete in Bengo Province, Angola, in 1922, Neto attended high school in the capital city, Luanda; his father, also called Agostinho Neto, was a Methodist pastor. The younger Neto left Angola for Portugal, and studied medicine at the universities of Coimbra and Lisbon. He combined his academic life with covert political activity of a revolutionary sort; and PIDE, the security police force of Portuguese Prime Minister Salazar, arrested him in 1951 for his separatist activism. Seven years later he was released from prison, and he finished his studies, marrying Maria Eug nia da Silva the same day he graduated. He returned to Angola in 1959.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136742764
  • 9786136742762