Abílio Duarte

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Abílio Duarte
Foreign Minister of Cape Verde
In office
1975–1981
PresidentAristides Pereira
Succeeded bySilvino Manuel da Luz
National Assembly of Cape Verde
In office
1975–1991
PresidentAristides Pereira
Succeeded byAmilcar Spencer Lopes
Personal details
Born(1931-02-16)16 February 1931
Praia, Santiago Island, Portuguese Cape Verde
Died20 August 1996(1996-08-20) (aged 65)
Political partyPAICV
OccupationPolitician

Abílio Augusto Monteiro Duarte (16 February 1931 – 20 August 1996) was a Cape Verdean nationalist and early political leader in the independence era.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Praia, at the time colonial capital of Cape Verde.

He was educated at Liceu Gil Eanes in Mindelo.

He took part in resistance of colonial rule starting in 1953 and wrote articles related to nationalism including the review Claridade. On February 1956, along with other writers from Angola and Mozambique, he took part in the First Congress of Black Writers in Paris. In, 1957, he went to Dakar, Senegal with the militants helping their independence movement in Senegal, later he visited Bissau together with other nationalists. He worked with and was later married to Dulce Almada.[1]

After Cape Verde became independent, Duarte was the first foreign minister of newly independent Cape Verde from 1975 to 1981, he was succeeded by Silvino Manuel da Luz. He was also President of the People's National Assembly from 1975 to 1991, he was succeeded by Amilcar Spencer Lopes.

He died in August 1996.

Legacy[edit]

One of the streets named in Cape Verde is the one in the south of Mindelo.

A secondary school is named after him in Palmarejo in the southwest of Praia located on Avenida Santo Antão, opened in the mid 1990s. Adjacent is the main campus of the University of Cape Verde

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lobban Jr., Richard Andrew; Mendy, Peter Karibe (1997). Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (= African Historical Dictionaries. no.. 22). Lanham MD, London: The Scarerow Press. p. 136. ISBN 0-8108-3226-7.

Further reading[edit]

  • Richard Andrew Lobban et Paul Khalil Saucier, Historical dictionary of the Republic of Cape Verde, Lanham, Md, Scarecrow Press, coll. Historical Dictionaries of Africa, 2007, 4th ed., 306 pages. ISBN 978-0-8108-4906-8 OCLC 73926942, « Abílio Augusto Monteiro Duarte », p. 87-88

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Preceded by
Position created
Foreign Minister of Cape Verde
1975-1981
Succeeded by
Silvino Manuel da Luz
Preceded by
Position created
National Assembly of Cape Verde
1975-1991
Succeeded by
Amilcar Spencer Lopes