Samora Machel

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Machel, Samora


Born Sept. 29, 1933. Mozambican political figure.

A member of the Shangana tribe, Machel has been active in the liberation struggle of the peoples of Mozambique against the Portuguese colonialists since 1963. In 1966 he was appointed commander of the rebel units of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO). In 1969 he became president of FRELIMO and also commander of the national liberation army of Mozambique. He headed the FRELIMO delegation to the decolonization talks with representatives of the Portuguese government in September 1974. On June 25, 1975, Machel became president of the People’s Republic of Mozambique.

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The founding fathers of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), such as Mwalimu Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Ahmed Sekou Toure of Guinea, Farahat Abbas of Algeria, Augustinho Neto of Angola, Samora Machel of Mozambique, Amilcar Cabral of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde, and Oginga Odinga of Kenya have laid out the first building blocks of the organization's path.
Nominated MCA Samora Machel was earlier locked up at court cells located within the county premises.
If the mantle of first lady never quite suited the unapologetically outspoken Winnie Mandela, it may have sat better on Mandela's third wife, Graca Machel, the widow of President Samora Machel of Mozambique.
Caption: 1) President Fidel Castro greets Angola's President dos Santos in Havana, 1983; 2) with Samora Machel in 1977; 3) Castro's funeral cortege in December 2016; 4) Fidel with Namibia's Sam Nujoma in 2004; 5) Two titans meet in 1998--Fidel and Madiba; 6) Castro with Cuban troops returning home from Angola in 1998 7) Castro (c), flanked by Zimbabwean PM Robert Mugabe (I) and President Caanan Banana in 1986; 8) speaking with Sierra Leone's Siaka Stevens; 9) Sowetans demonstrate their gratitude during a 1998 visit to SA; and 10) A Sudanese refugee in Cuba holds a portrait of the former Cuban president during a mourning march
Graa Machel, widow of former South African president Nelson Mandela and of Mozambican president Samora Machel, Ms.
En effet, c'est sur proposition de l'Algerien Smail Chergui, commissaire Conseil de paix et de securite de l'UA, que cet ancien membre du Front de liberation du Mozambique (Frelimo), mais qui n'a rien de l'aura de ses predecesseurs Walter Mondlane et Samora Machel, farouches resistants contre le colonialisme portugais, a ete pris dans un piege duquel il n'a pas encore reussi a s'extirper, puisque le Maroc lui a immediatement signifie qu'il doit s'occuper de ses oignons.
When she was asked what it was like to be married to two of the greatest liberation fighters of the African continent and in the world, Nelson Mandela and Samora Machel, she said: "it is the incidents of life which we never plan for it.
Graca Machel's first husband, President Samora Machel of Mozambique, died in a plane crash in 1986.
The accident is the deadliest for Mozambique since a plane carrying then-president Samora Machel crashed in 1986 in South Africa en route home from an African leaders' summit.
Cuando cumplio 80 anos contrajo matrimonio con Graca Machel, viuda de Samora Machel, el mitico presidente de Mozambique.
Graca, widow of Mozambique president Samora Machel, wed Mr Mandela on his 80th birthday in 1998.
Machel, widow of Mozambique President Samora Machel, quietly stood by Mandela's side as he signed the Malacanang guest book.