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Sun, 27 Jun 2010 15:28 - Updated Mon, 28 Jun 2010 12:10

Angolan nationalist Paulo Teixeira Jorge dies


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Angolan nationalist, Paulo Jorge, died Saturday night in Luanda

Luanda – The Angolan nationalist and MP, Paulo Teixeira Jorge, died last Saturday, in Luanda, victim of illness.

Married and father of two children, Paulo Teixeira Jorge was born in southern Benguela province, in 1934, attended his first and second degree academic school in Benguela and Luanda, respectively.

In 1956, he enrolled in the University, attending the first year of Geo-physic, after he changed the course for chemical engineer.

In the same year, he joined to the political party MPLA motivated by Arménio Ferreira and started to participate in the clandestine and anti-fascists activities, having been arrested twice for short days, by PIDE-DGS, in 1961 and 1962.

From 1963 to 1965 he worked in factory in Paris (France), to support himself and at the same time he developed political activity ordered by leadership of MPLA.

In 1965, he was representative of MPLA in Egypt and in 1967, representative of the same party organisation in Algeria.

In 1969, he was transferred to the 2nd military and political region, where he was indicated MPLA representative in Congo.

In 1971, in east region, he was nominated director of Department of Information of MPLA.

In 1974, he was chosen to lead the talks for Angolan independence, with the Portuguese authorities.

In 1976, he became secretary of the Presidency for Foreign Affairs. In the same year, he was appointed Foreign Affairs minister of the People Republic of Angola.