Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Mozambique/República de Moçambique (Female Suffrage 1975) Independent 1976 from Portugal

Also see Mozambique Heads and Mozambique Parliament

1975-86 Minister of Education and Culture Graça Simbini Machel
Also known as Grace Machel, she was a Commander in the Frelimo Freedom Fight/Guerilla Movement 1968-75
, Circa 1994-96 Leader of the African Representation to the UNESCO in Geneve. Widow of President Machel (1975-86), who was killed in a plane-crash, From 1996 official companion of, and in 1998 married to President Nelson Mandela of South Africa (1918-1991-99-) on his 80th birthday. (b. 1945-)

1986-92 Minister of Information Feodata Hunguane

1988 Minister of Health Leonarda Simão

1988-92 Secretary of State for Technical and Professional Education Maria dos Anjos Rosario

1991-95 Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Salomé Milagre Machinassane Moiane
Member of Presidium of Assemblea da Republica since 1997.

1994-97 Minister of Social Action Co-ordination Alcinda Antonio de Abreu
2005-08 Minister of Foreign Affairs
2008 Vice-Minister of Environment
2008- Minister of Coordination of Environmental Action
She was MP 1977-94, later among others Advisor of the Prime Minister (b. 1953-).

1994-2000 Vice-Minister of Planning and Finance Luísa Días Diogo
2000-05 Minister of Planning and Finance
2004-10 Prime Minister
Head of Department in the Ministry of Finance 1986-89, National Budget Director 1982-89 in Ministry of Planning and Finance, worked in World Bank 1993-94. Mother of three children. (b. 1958-).

1994-2005 Vice-Minister of Labour Adelaide Anchia Amurane
(b. 1960-)

1994-96-? Vice-Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Rafique Jusob Mahommed

1995-2005 Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs
Frances Victoria Velho Rodriguez,
Ambassador and Head of various departments within the Foreign Ministry 1980-85 and Ambassador to the European Communities, Netherlands, Belgium France, Austria and Greece 1985-95. (b. 1952-)

1995-2000 Vice-Minister of Justice Açuenca da Costa Xavier Duarte

1995-2002 Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Isidora de Esperança Faztudo

1999-2005 Vice-Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Esperança Laurinda Francisco Nhivane Blais
2005- Minister of Mineral Resources

2000-05 Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Lídia Maria Ribeiro Arthur Brito
Professor, university administrator. (b. 1961-)

2000-10 Minister of Women and Social Action Co-ordination Virgília Bernardo Neto Alexander dos Santos Matabele
Deputy Leader of the Frelimo Bank in the National Assembly 1991-94 and Parliamentary Leader from 2010. (b. 1952-).

2000-10 Vice-Minister of Health Aida Theodomira Nobreza Libombo

2000-05 Vice-Minister of Education Telmina Manuel Paixão Pinho Pereira
Governor of Maputo Province 2005-10

2005-08 Minister of Justice Esperança Machavela
Former Ambassador to Portugal.

2005- Minister of Labour Helena Taipo
Former Director of Labour in the Province of Nampula

2005-10 Minister in the Presidency for Parliamentary Affairs Isabel Manuel Nkavandeka
Prominent Frelimo parliamentarian from Cabo Delgado province.

2005-10 Vice-Minister of Education and Culture Antonia da Costa Xavier
She was a highranking official in the Ministry of Women's Affairs and Social Welfare.

2005-10 Vice-Minister of State Administration Catarina Kassimo

2005-10 Vice-Minister of Agriculture Catarina Pajume Kassimo

2008-10 and 2012- Minister of Justice
Maria Benvida Levy

2010- Minister of State Administration Carmelita Namashalua

2010- Minister of Women’s Affairs and Social Welfare Iolanda Cintura

2010- Minister in the Presidency for Parliamentary, Municipal and Provincial Assembly Affairs Adeleaide Amurane

2010- Vice-Minister of Coordination of Environmental Action Ana Paula Chichava

2010- Vice-Minister of Tourism Rosario Mualeia

2010- Vice-Minister of Education Leda Florinda Hugo

2012- Minister of Public Service Vitoria Diogo

2012- Vice-Minister of Planning and Development Maria Jose Lucas

2012- Vice-Minister of Health Nazira Abdula




Last update 29.10.12