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23.11.2011 22:41

Historical Figures of the East Angola is the subject of debate in the UAS

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 kindred.
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 and Thuc˘kwe.
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 Thuc˘kwes.
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, 1975.
For this reason, Americo Kwononoka concluded, the "promotion and dissemination of their deeds is the best homage we can pay those who actually contributed. These are compelling figures who have signed their names in the annals of the history of Angola.



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