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On 25 June 1962 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, several indigenous Mozambican liberation movements united in the Frelimo (Frente de Libertaçâo de Moçambique). After a long struggle Mozambique won... [Image gallery]
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelJournalist Frits Eisenloeffel travelled to Mozambique in 1975 to capture in images the transfer of power from the Portuguese to Frelimo. Three weeks before independence... [Image gallery]
For this collection highlight we made a selection from Ernst Schade’s photos, based on the theme 'Labour' in Southern Africa. We divided the exposition in the categories:Children at workWomen at... [Collection highlight]
The IISH holds a fine collection of Mozambican posters from the archives of the Nederlands instituut voor Zuidelijk Afrika (Dutch Institute of Southern Africa, NIZA).After a long struggle Mozambique... [News]
On this day, a bomb hidden in a book killed Eduardo Mondlane, leader of the Mozambican Liberation Front FRELIMO.Mondlane (*1920) started his career as a shepherd, studied anthropology in the US and... [Item of the Day]
The socialist leader Samora Machel became the first president of independent Mozambique on 25 June 1975. In his 'state of the union' adress he proclaimed Mozambique 'a state of People's Democracy, in... [Item of the Day]
In 1975 Mozambique attained its independence from Portugal. Independence Day is celebrated on June 25, which was the day in 1962 that the liberation movement Frelimo (Frente de Libertaçao de... [Item of the Day]