11 October 1970, Quelimane
Manuel A. Alculete Lopes de Araújo (born 11 October 1970) is a Mozambican politician who has been Mayor of Quelimane since December 2011.
He was educated in Mozambique (BA Hons, Instituto Superior de Relacoes Internacionais), Zimbabwe (MPS, University of Zimbabwe and SARIPS), and in the United Kingdom at SOAS, University of London (MSc) and the University of East Anglia (PhD, 2011). He has served as a Member of Parliament for Maganja da Costa Constituency, Zambezia Province, Shadow Minister for Youth, Sports, Tourism and Culture and Shadow Secretary of State for Europe, North, Central and South America.
He has lectured in Economics, Development Economics, International Relations and Comparative Foreign Policy at Pedagogical University, the Instituto Superior de Ciencias e Tecnologias de Mocambique, Universidade A Politecnica and the Instituto Superior de Relacoes Internacionais.
Manuel de Araujo was a Campaigner for the Portuguese and Spanish African Speaking Countries (Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe) and then a Campaign Coordinator for the Southern African Development Community Project on Policing and Human Rights at Amnesty International (London). Previously, Manuel de Araujo was a researcher for the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC) Human Development Report Project.