Joao Lourenço (1964- )

The current president of Angola, Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenço, was born on March 5, 1964, in Lobito, Angola. His parents were Sequeria Joao Lourenço, a nurse, and Josefina Goncalves Cipriano, a seamstress. Angola was a Portuguese colony and his father was an Angolan nationalist who … Read MoreJoao Lourenço (1964- )

Agostinho Neto (1922-1979)

Antonio Agostinho Neto, fondly honored by Angolans as the “Father of Modern Angola” served as the first president of independent Angola. Not only was he a remarkable politician, but Neto was also a noted physician and famous poet. Antonio Agostinho Neto was born on September … Read MoreAgostinho Neto (1922-1979)