|Foreign Minister of Cape Verde|
|Succeeded by||Silvino Manuel da Luz|
|National Assembly of Cape Verde|
|Succeeded by||Amilcar Spencer Lopes|
|Born||16 February 1931|
Praia, Santiago Island, Portuguese Cape Verde
|Died||20 August 1996(aged 65)|
Abílio Augusto Monteiro Duarte (16 February 1931 – 20 August 1996) was a Cape Verdean nationalist and early political leader in the independence era.
He was born in Praia, at the time colonial capital of Cape Verde.
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.
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.
One of the streets named in Cape Verde is the one in the south of Mindelo.
- 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
- Abílio Augusto Monteiro Duarte at the National Assembly of Cape Verde website (in Portuguese)
- Short biography at rulers.org
| Foreign Minister of Cape Verde
Silvino Manuel da Luz
| National Assembly of Cape Verde
Amilcar Spencer Lopes
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