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  Agostinho Neto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
António Agostinho Neto (September 17, 1922 – September 10, 1979) was the first president of Angola (1975–1979), a poet and nationalist leader.
Born in the town of Icolo e Bengo in Angola, he became a prominent figure in the 1940s when he became an important member of a movement in Angola that sought to rediscover traditional Angolan culture.
Neto died in Moscow in the Soviet Union while the Angolan Civil War between the MPLA government and UNITA under Jonas Savimbi was ongoing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Agostinho_Neto   (255 words)

 AGOSTINHO NETO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Agostinho Neto (Bengo, 17 september 1922 - Moskou, 10 september 1979) was een Angolees politicus en dichter.
Agostinho Neto werd daarop president van de Volksrepubliek Angola.
Ook wist hij een staatsgreep succesvol te doorstaan.
www.thumpershollow.com /encyclopedia/A/Agostinho_Neto   (189 words)

Despite the fact that Neto uses his poetry to fight the colonial cause and to sensitize his people to the need for revolution, he is not sufficiently naïve to think that poetry alone is enough to change the state of affairs.
Agostinho Neto was elected its president in 1962, remaining so until he died in 1979, which makes him the first president of independent Angola.
That is, it allowed Neto to speak directly to the colonizer and appeal to his/her sense of justice; it allowed him to state his people's right to independence as well as the legitimacy of African culture and its existence long before the arrival of colonizers.
clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu /clcweb03-4/marques03.html   (4001 words)

 AllRefer.com - Agostinho Neto (African History, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Agostinho Neto[ugOOshtEn´yOO nA´tOO] Pronunciation Key, 1927–79, first president of independent Angola.
In the civil war after Portugal's withdrawal, the MPLA controlled the capital (with Cuban help), enabling Neto to become president of Angola in 1975.
Although aided by the USSR and Cuba, he also made overtures to the West.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/N/Neto-Ago.html   (205 words)

 Agostinho Neto - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
António Agostinho Neto (September 17, 1922–September 10, 1979) was the first president of Angola (1975–1979), a poet and nationalist leader.
Neto died in Moscow while the Angolan Civil War between the MPLA government and UNITA under Jonas Savimbi was ongoing.
O pensamento estratégico de Agostinho Neto: Contribuição histórica (Caminhos da memória)
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /agostinho_neto.htm   (265 words)

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Marques analyses Neto's poetry in the context of littérature engagé: if only the cries, putrid smells, and bloodshed were allowed to penetrate the thick wall of the utilitarian human mind, if only emotion had a little more room to breathe freely and then, perhaps, could poetry perform fresh, new, and potent miracles.
Marques argues that Agostinho Neto was not only the first president of independent Angola, he was also a great poet who put his art at the service of Angola's anti-colonial revolution and struggle for cultural and political independence.
Neto was a man whose artistic life is connected deeply to and inseparable from his socio-political environment.
clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu /clcweb03-4/contents03-4.html   (905 words)

 Angola News Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Born in "Icolo e Bengo" region, in northern Bengo province, Agostinho Neto belongs to the restrict gallery of tireless African heroes, such as Kwame N`kruma, Leopoldo Sengor, Gamal Abdel Nasser and others, who dedicated their lives to the self-determination of people from the fl continent.
Internationally, Agostinho Neto attained his principles of non-alliance and national independence, as he considered them as "essential stones in the politics of the People's Republic of Angola and necessary factors for the political, economic and social development of the country."
The international recognition of Neto as outstanding African leader was expressed by a number of awards, such as the Gold Medal of the World's Peace Council, Julie Curie in 1976, Honoris Cause of Lagos University (Nigeria), and Honorary Citizen of Mozambique, among others.
www.angola.org /news/NewsDetail.cfm?NID=14231   (398 words)

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Attempts by Agostinho Neto in 1962 to merge his MPLA with Neto's FNLA failed because of Neto's insistance that his movement had sole authority in Angola.
President Neto explained that the FNLA troops fought a losing battle during the first attack, but simply ran for their collective lives when they saw the Cubans trying to re-engage them.
Neto, originally a medical doctor, has led the MPLA for 20 years during its fight to free Angola from the Portuguese.
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 Angola - The Final Days of the Neto Regime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
By the late 1970s, Angolan head of state Agostinho Neto had reached a better understanding of the motivations behind the 1977 Nitista coup attempt.
In December 1978, Neto began a series of government and party reorganizations designed to increase the powers of the president, purge both ruling structures of incompetent and corrupt officials, and balance ethnic, racial, and ideological elements.
Neto also pursued a foreign policy designed to weaken external support for UNITA (and what was left of the FNLA and FLEC) and to secure friendly relations with as many states as possible for both security and economic reasons.
countrystudies.us /angola/45.htm   (316 words)

 SET ME FREE: How to help children - NI 194 - Reviews
Agostinho Neto is the quintessential example of the poet as revolutionary, spinning his dreams and inspirational calls to arms from inside prison cells and given the chance to turn imagination into reality as the first President of independent Angola.
Antonio Agostinho Neto was ham in 1922 near Luanda, capital of what was then the Portuguese colony of Angola.
Neto’s Marxism shows through most in his sense that Angola’s, and beyond it Africa’s, liberation was historically inevitable.
www.newint.org /issue194/reviews.htm   (1962 words)

 Agostinho Neto Remembered   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
September 17 marked the 75th anniversary of the birthday of Antonio Agostinho Neto, the first president of independent Angola.
President Neto was born in 1922 in Bengo province.
In addition to his distinguished public service career as president of Angola, President Neto was also a physician, philosopher, and accomplished poet.
www.angola.org /news/mission/october97/neto.html   (83 words)

 Agostinho Neto -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
António Agostinho Neto (September 17, 1922–September 10, 1979) was the first president of (A republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990) Angola (1975–1979), a poet and nationalist leader.
Born in the town of Icolo e Bengo in Angola, he became a prominent figure in the (The decade from 1940 to 1949) 1940s when he became an important member of a movement in Angola that sought to rediscover traditional Angolan culture.
He was succeeded in his capacity as president of the state and MPLA leader by (Click link for more info and facts about José Eduardo dos Santos) José Eduardo dos Santos.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ag/agostinho_neto.htm   (342 words)

 Antonio Agostinho Neto Biography / Biography of Antonio Agostinho Neto Main Biography
António Agostinho Neto (1922-1979) was a leading African intellectual and nationalist in the three decades following the close of World War II.
António Agostinho Neto was born near the town of Catete, a short distance inland from Luanda, the Angolan capital, on September 17, 1922.
Neto was quiet, reserved, competent, and a good student.
www.bookrags.com /biography-antonio-agostinho-neto   (256 words)

 Agostinho Neto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Remembering the moments of agony lived after the death of the country`s first president Agostinho Neto began during the early moments of the song "Wele Neto...
It started to be equipped with support from he Antonio Agostinho Neto University (UAN) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Ottawa, 09/19 - The founder of the Angolan Nation, Antonio Agostinho Neto, was a top figure among all those who took up arms to fight the Portuguese colonialism...
agostinho-neto.wikiverse.org   (383 words)

 Neto, (Antonio) Agostinho - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Neto, (Antonio) Agostinho
A member of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), he was imprisoned several times between 1952 and 1962, but escaped to the Congo where he became president and leader of the MPLA in the guerrilla war against Portuguese colonialism.
In 1974 he became the first president of Angola, holding the post until his death.
Neto was the son of a Methodist missionary, and was educated in a Methodist school in Luanda before studying medicine in Portugal.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Neto%2c+(Antonio)+Agostinho   (182 words)

 Embassy of Angola UK - Press Office, Newsletter No 84 - September 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Angolans paid homage to Agostinho Neto, Angola’s first President, on 17 September, through a variety of political, cultural and recreational events.
President José Eduardo dos Santos laid a wreath on the memorial to Agostinho Neto in Independence Square, where there were exhibitions on his life and work and young people recited poems by the doctor/statesman, commemorating   National Hero daylight hours.
The deadline for civil society contributions to the drafting of the Land Law may be extended beyond November, the original date, according to the commission coordinating the public survey.   In view of the interest shown by different strata of society and the contributions made, the original timeframe was completely insufficient.
www.angola.org.uk /newsletter84.htm   (3726 words)

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It is a reminder both of the birthday and the funeral of the founder of the nation, the late Dr Antonio Agostinho Neto (1922-1979) after he "proclaimed to Africa and to the entire world" the country's independence from Portugal in 1975.
For the first time since her husband died, widow Maria Eugenia Neto finally dropped the curtain of anonymity to open her heart and direct fierce criticism at the government and its ruling MPLA party for what she called the "silencing of the name" of her former husband.
Mrs Neto said she was disgusted with the way the government and Neto's party authorities were treating the urn containing his remains which have been moved to an half-built mausoleum full of rats and cockroaches, unlit and abandoned.
www.blythe.org /nytransfer-subs/97af/ANGOLA_NEWS_ONLINE__3_10-12-97   (3816 words)

 CNN Cold War - Historical Documents: Cuba-Angola letters
The first is a letter from the leader of the MPLA, Agostinho Neto, specifying the assistance he requires from his ally, Cuba.
The second is a letter from a Cuban official describing his meetings with Neto to the Cuban minister of the armed forces, Raul Castro.
In our first conversation with Neto we greeted him on behalf of the commander-in-chief [Fidel Castro] and the minister of the armed forces [Raul Castro], we gave him the present and the note from the commander-in-chief and then we explained the purpose of our visit.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/17/documents/angola   (990 words)

 A N G O N O T I C I A S
Vincou que Neto morreu «paupérimo» tendo chegado a confidenciar-lhe o que se devia fazer para ajudar a família dele em caso de miséria e abandono por todos.
Neto subiu sózinho nas escaleiras do aviao lhe deu abracos de despedida e que nao se encontrava gravemente doente, e afirma ainda que durante esse periodo as relacoes entre angola e urss estavam congelada.
Agostinho Neto, embora deixando boas poesias como muitos dizem, cometeu os seus erros tal como outros nacionalistas.
www.angonoticias.com /full_headlines.php?id=2380   (6181 words)

 Universidade agostinho neto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 In his meetings with Belokolos, Neto downplayed MPLA relations with "capitalist countries and social-democratic parties," and stressed that the Soviet Union was the party's main international ally.
 Neto's independence of mind and his claim to be a Marxist theoretician in his own right rankled the Russians and made it increasingly difficult for them to control the MPLA as soon as the military situation stabilized.
 Reporting on Neto's visit to Havana in July 1976, the Soviet embassy noted with disapproval that Fidel Castro had told the Angolans that Cuban troops would remain in Africa "as long as they are needed," and that Neto had asked for Cuba's assistance in building a Marxist-Leninist party.
www.wilsoncenter.org /index.cfm?topic_id=1409&fuseaction=library.document&id=163   (11101 words)

 Arménio Ferreira   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
O enviado especial de Agostinho Neto (o médico Arménio Ferreira) percebeu, por outro lado, que os americanos já tinham como irreversível a opção de normalizar as relações diplomáticas com o regime de Neto.
A verdade é que Arménio Ferreira, o emissário especial que Agostinho Neto, discretamente, accionava a partir de Lisboa, ficou detentor de uma experiência absolutamente singular.
Em dado momento das conversações nesse 9 de Agosto de 1979, Walker disse ao enviado de Neto: "Peço-lhe que diga ao presidente Neto que não é fácil, em Washington, a vida de quem é favorável a Angola!".
www.casadeangola.org /FIGURAS/armeniofiguras.htm   (3573 words)

 Imprensa angolana destaca aniversário da morte de Agostinho Neto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Agostinho Neto morreu há 24 anos", títula o semanário Agora para quem o dr. Eduardo Macedo dos Santos, médico assistente de Neto, guardou um silêncio absoluto sobre a morte do primeiro presidente, até falecer há três anos em Lisboa.
Nascido a 17 de Setembro de 1922, na região de Kaxicane, na província angolana do Bengo, António Agostinho Neto morreu de doença a 10 de Setembro, na ex-União Soviética, deixando a viúva e três filhos.
De acordo com historiadores, a estatura intelectual, política e cultural do poeta Agostinho Neto ultrapassou as fronteiras de Angola e guindou-se, reconhecidamente, a nível do mundo.
www.panapress.com /freenewspor.asp?code=por003501&dte=21/09/2003   (263 words)

 Interview - Robert W. Hultslander
The CIA took issue with these reports, and argued that Savimbi was a nationalist exploring various means to gain assistance for his own liberation movement, The Luanda Consulate subsequently modified its critical reporting on Savimbi, but continued to believe that he was paranoid and self-pitying.
Agostinho Neto, the undisputed leader of the MPLA, however, was more moderate.
Neto and most of the top cadre were Mbundu, but the MPLA welcomed many different tribes, unlike the FMLN (Bakongo) and UNITA (Ovimbundu).
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB67/transcript.html   (1606 words)

 INHEA: Angola Higher Education Profile
In 1998 at the Universidade Agostinho Neto, the staff numbered 736, 10% of whom were foreigners; 11% were full professors, 7% associate professors, 21% assistant professors, and 61% teaching assistants.
Under the Second Republic, this structure was slightly altered by the creation of the Ministry of Science and Technology in 1997, with the CNIC attached to the new ministry.
In 1999, the Unversidade Agostinho Neto approved a resolution on the creation of centers of scientific research and postgraduate (post-MA) teaching, but the implementation of this document has not yet begun.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/soe/cihe/inhea/profiles/Angola.htm   (1125 words)

 Pravda.RU:Angola: Official confirmation that Jonas Savimbi is dead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The son of a stationmaster and protestant pastor, he was educated at protestant missions in Angola and later completed his secondary school studies in Lisbon, Portugal.
After meeting Agostinho Neto, the father of Angola’s independence from Portugal, and being imprisoned by the Portuguese Fascist Secret police, the PIDE, he joined the movement for the independence of Angola in 1959.
On 11th November, 1975, as MPLA leader Agostinho Neto declared the independence of the Republic of Angola in Luanda, the capital, Savimbi declared the independence of the Democratic Republic of Angola in Huambo.
english.pravda.ru /main/2002/02/24/26631_.html   (807 words)

 Good Guys, Bad Guys Resource 1: Fidel Castro's 1977 Southern Africa Tour: A Report to Honecker
In our talks with [Angolan President Agostinho] Neto we stressed the absolute necessity of achieving a level of economic development comparable to what had existed under [Portuguese] colonialism.
Neto wanted us to take the entire army in hand.
We are very clearly taking a line in favor of Agostinho Neto.
learning.turner.com /cnn/coldwar/goodguys/good_re1.html   (830 words)

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