Luanda - Students from various
schools of Luanda debated today,
Wednesday, at the headquarters of the
Angolan Writers Union (UEA), the
"Historic Figures of eastern Angola," an
approach included in the "November
cultural/2011" of Culture Ministry.
The historian AmÚrico Kwononoka said, to
speak on the theme that "all characters
are historical figures who, with his
knowledge and actions in various facets
of public life contributed to the
emergence of the Angolan nation."
The historian said that the eastern
Angola is one of the regions' diverse,
multiethnic, multicultural, "although
historically his people to be similar or
Americo Kwononoka also stressed that
this geographic area, among the various
media personalities identified in a
comprehensive or stands out in the
Ndumba Cokwe ethnic Wa Tembo, Tembo and
Wa Mwacisenge Mwata Khekendende.
Figures Luvale, highlight to Nyakatolo
Cisengo and Kameya Linyama. While Mbunda
ethnicity, are the main figures and
Mwene Mbandu Lyombi Kapova.
Kaungula Naweji is the highlight of the
Lunda ethnic group.
According to the historian, the
resistance in eastern Angola, before the
Portuguese presence lasted until the
second decade of the twentieth century.
In 1920, on the outskirts of Lˇvwa in
the current province of Lunda Norte was
a tough battle between the Portuguese
In 1912 we found seven stones of
diamonds, the Belgian Johnson and Mac
Vey, being created in that year, the
Mineral Research Company of Angola (PEMA).
The exploitation of diamonds creates the
first barrier between the Portuguese and
Still, he added, the resistance of the
Angolan people before the presence of
foreign occupation and emblematic
figures who stood with his wit and
courage caught the foreign advances,
other people mobilized against forced
labor and taxes.
Still others continued with their
culture released new figures
(Christians), with a penchant for
freedom and justice among men, and his
example inspired other generations who
later joined the national liberation
struggle that culminated in the
independence of Angola November 11,
For this reason, Americo Kwononoka
concluded, the "promotion and
dissemination of their deeds is the best
homage we can pay those who actually
These are compelling figures who have
signed their names in the annals of the
history of Angola.