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Sun, 01 Apr 2018 13:39 - Updated Sun, 01 Apr 2018 13:39

Angolan politician Jaka Jamba dies

Luanda - Armelindo Jaka Jamba, a nationalist, politician, historian and academic from Angola died in the dawn of this Sunday, April 1, in Luanda, a victim of illness.

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MP Almerindo Jaka Jamba

Photo: Rosário dos Santos

''Jaka Jamba, UNITA deputy and member of the Angolan Academy of Art, died. I worked with him on these two organs and made a good friendship. We share some ideas and, when imperative, we diverge respectfully. So today is a sad day for me. Peace to his soul, "wrote the Minister of Social Communication, João Melo, on his Twitter page.

Almerindo Jaka Jamba, 69, was born on March 21, 1949 and was a UNITA deputy, an Angolan political party he joined in 1972.

The deceased was graduated in Philosophy, by the Classical University of Lisbon, and also got a PhD in History.

Under the Alvor Accords, signed in 1975, between Portugal and the then Angolan liberation movements (FNLA, MPLA and UNITA), he would occupy, in the Transitional Government, the office of Secretary of State of Information.

He was vice-president of the National Assembly (1997-2005) and ambassador to the Permanent Mission of Angola to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris (2005-2008).

In the UNITA party, he has held several prominent positions, such as Secretary of Education, Information, Foreign Affairs, Culture and African Heritage.

In 1992, he was appointed as second deputy speaker of the National Assembly and spokesman for the UNITA parliamentary group.

Jaka Jamba was part of the Constitutional Commission of Angola, representing the largest opposition party of Angola.

Tags Angola   Mourning   UNITA  

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