Carlos Agostinho do Rosário

Carlos Agostinho do Rosário
Prime Minister of Mozambique
Assumed office
17 January 2015
President Filipe Nyusi
Preceded by Alberto Vaquina
Personal details
Born (1954-10-26) 26 October 1954
Maxixe, Mozambique
Political party FRELIMO
Alma mater Eduardo Mondlane University
University of London

Carlos Agostinho do Rosário (born 26 October 1954) is a Mozambican politician who has been Prime Minister of Mozambique since 17 January 2015. He is a member of the FRELIMO and serves under President Filipe Nyusi. He worked as a civil servant in the 1970s and was Governor of Zambezia Province between 1987 and 1994. Later he served a short while as MP in 1994 before becoming Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, in which post he served until 1999. Afterwards he became a diplomat in Asia; his last position before his appointment as Prime Minister was as Ambassador to Indonesia.


Rosário was born in Maxixe on 26 October 1954. He studied economy at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo. He then went to the United Kingdom to study Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Economy at Wye College, obtaining an Msc.[1]

In 1977 he started working for the Ministry of Public Works in the Economics and Finances department, where he stayed on until 1983. Between 1980 and 1982 he was an evening lecturer at the Instituto Industrial de Maputo. In 1983 he became the main economist for the agricultural firm Citrinos de Manica.[1]

In 1987 he was named Governor of Zambezia Province and prime secretary of the Provincial Committee. In 1994 he was briefly a member of the Assembly of the Republic before being made Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. In 1999 his term as Minister ended.[1]

He was High Commissioner of Mozambique to India and Sri Lanka from 2002 to 2008. In 2009 he became Ambassador to Indonesia, with concurrent accreditation to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and East Timor. He remained in that post until his appointment as Prime Minister on 17 January 2015 by President Filipe Nyusi.[1]

After the formation of a Government under Rosário, opposition politicians from RENAMO complained that all 22 ministers were from the FRELIMO party and that the government therefore was not inclusionary.[2]

Personal life

Rosário is a football enthusiast and he played in the junior national team. He also set up a diplomat team while posted in Indonesia.[3]


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Biografia do novo Primeiro-Ministro" (in Portuguese). Idolo. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  2. "Mozambique's new cabinet angers former rebels". ENCA. 18 January 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  3. Veeramalla Anjaiah (18 January 2015). "Mozambique ambassador to RI is new PM". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
Political offices
Preceded by
Alberto Vaquina
Prime Minister of Mozambique

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