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Luisa Dias Diogo
Luisa Dias Diogo


First woman to hold the position of Prime Minister in Mozambique.

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Created: 9th Jul 2008
Modified: 9th Jul 2008
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Before becoming Prime Minister in 2004, she was the minister of planning and finance, and she continued to hold that post until February 2005. Diogo began her career in the Mozambique's Finance Ministry in 1980. She rose in the ranks to head to department in 1986. In 1989 she became national budget director. In 1994 she joined the FRELIMO government as deputy finance minister. She is still member of this party that has ruled Mozambique since independence in 1975. As a leader, Diogo has urged the African health ministers to offer reproductive and sexual health services free of charge throughout the continent. This would reduce the incidence of HIV/AID and child mortality among other things. Diogo has also focused on gender equality and women's empowerment through "Network of Women Ministers and Parliamentarians" (MUNIPA). Source:
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Luisa Dias Diogo
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Date of Birth: Apr/11/1958
Gender: female
Place of Origin: Mozambique
Originally from the center of the country, Luisa Dias Diogo, is the mother of three children.  Diogo studied economics at Maputo's Eduardo Mondlane University.  She graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1983. She went on to obtain a master's degree in financial economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 1992.

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