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us: Chissano, Joaquim Alberto, 1939-

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1939-10-22
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Malehice (Mozambique)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Mozambique
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Liceu Salazar
        • Organization: (naf) FRELIMO (Organization)
        • Organization: (naf) Southern African Development Community
        • Organization: (naf) African Union
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Nucleus of Mozambican Secondary Students (Organization)
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        (lcsh) Presidents
          (lcsh) Diplomats
            (lcsh) Politicians
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          • us: Mozambique. President (1986-2005 : Chissano)
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          • found: His Turn sorrow into strength, c1986: t.p. (Joaquim Alberto Chissano) p. 6 (President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Nov. 6 (1986)) p. 9 (b. 10-22-39 in Malehice in the Chibuto dist. of Gaza Prov. (Mozambique))
          • found: CIA world factbook WWW site (under Mozambique: chief of state, President Joaquim Alberto Chissano (since 6 Nov. 1986); before being popularly elected, Chissano was elected president by Frelimo's Central Committee 4 Nov. 1986 (reelected by the Committee 30 July 1989))
          • found: CIA world factbook WWW site (In Dec. 2004, Mozambique underwent a delicate transition as Joaquim CHISSANO stepped down after 18 years in office. His newly elected successor, Armando Emilio GUEBUZA)
          • found: Wikipedia WWW site, Feb. 5, 2007 (Joaquim Alberto Chissano; b. Oct. 22, 1939, Chibuto, Gaza Province; president of Mozambique, Nov. 6, 1986-Feb. 2, 2005)
          • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed January 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Chissano, Joaquim; anticolonial activist, president of Mozambique, diplomat, politician; born 22 October 1939 in Malehice, Mozambique. He studied at Liceu Salazar in Lourenço Marques; studied medicine in Lisbon, Portugal (1960); was a leader of Nucleus of Mozambican Secondary Students (NESAM), co-founder of FRELIMO and major-general in the FRELIMO armed forces; was appointed minister of defense (1964-1974) and foreign minister in the first independent government (1975-1986); was elected president (1994 and reelected 1999); became chair of Southern African Development Community (SADC) (2000-2001) and president of African Union (2003-2005); was a United Nations Special Envoy to Guinea-Bissau, northern Uganda, and southern Sudan; was awarded the first Mo Ibrahim Prize (2007))
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