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Angolan poet, historian, research scholar and teacher, nationalist, editor, and foundation officer, was born in Maquela do Zombo, Angola, on 5 April 1934. His parents were Jorge de Oliveira, an African born in Ambriz, and Maria da Conceicao Fernandes de Oliveira. At a young age Oliveira moved to Angola’s capital, Luanda, where his father was a postal employee. His father was African, and his mother was either a white Portuguese or a mestica. Thus, he was a member of the mulatto or mestico community, which, as late as 1950 was a significant minority in the colony s capital In primary and secondary schools in Luanda young Mário António achieved academic distinction and soon began to publish poetry Raised and educated as a Catholic he was by age 17 a militant social Catholic In the following year he had a radical political awakening rejected Catholicism and embraced Marxism ...

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Tunisian author and educator, was the founder and head of the Temimi Foundation, professor emeritus at the University of Tunis, researcher, and historian. His father, Chedli Temimi, was an Imam in Kairouan, who encouraged him to continue his education in Tunisia and abroad, according to Temimi. His mother, Latifa Dridi, was a housewife. The Temimi Foundation for Scientific Research and Information (Fondation Temimi pour la Recherche Scientifique et l’Information) is the first private academic foundation in the Arab world serving researchers and organizing conferences to bring together scholars from the international community. The idea of the Temimi foundation occurred when he visited Salzburg, Austria, where he discovered a center that brought together researchers from the international community. Temimi gifted fifteen thousand books in 1985 to his foundation. Today it exceeds twenty thousand volumes.

The primary focus of the Temimi foundation is organizing conferences related mainly to history but also to ...