Edward-t Moises was born in Angola at the moment where his mother was fleeing the atrocities systematically inflicted to civilian populations during the war of liberation of Angola that ended in 1975 with the agreement of Alvor. He came from a poor community. The brutality of war had forced him becomes a self-raised eight years old who had lost the traces of his parents in the forest of successive wars Angola has faced. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kinshasa in collaboration with the government of “Governo Revolutionario Angolano in Exile” had resolved to place a eight years boy in the military Camp of Kingantoko (in Republic of Zaire) where he has started his elementary school administrated under the shadow of tree. As it was the rule for all boys of his age at that time, he was incorporated in Army of National Front of Liberation of Angola where he had received basic military training. He is a committed advocate for the causes of those who cannot assert their own fundamental rights.
In 2005, he started intriguing President Dos Santos its MPLA Regime when he started promoting a provocative advocacy program administrated under the auspice of the “Universidade Rene Descartes de Angola.” Why had he intrigued Dos Santos and its regime of MPLA? Because, for the first time in the history of Angola, an ordinary citizen has challenged a dictatorship regime in place through activities that had focused on equipping and empowering civil rights lawyers, public and private sector servants who were expected to be strong enough and wise enough to advocate and implement policies deemed to promote the spirit of love, liberty and justice for the purpose of transforming organizations, communities, and Angolan nation for the benefit of people.
In 2015, Edward-t continued to intrigue the regime of Dos Santos and his loyalists of party of MPLA when he took the step to initiated a human rights abuses action in the United States District Court of Maryland. The Action was directed against Angola’s Dictator Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his similarly related defendants for their engagement in inflicting atrocities, extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests, violation of customary international law and other tortuous acts against activists, journalists, political opponents, priests, academia, and similarly related unprivileged Angolan people. Edward-t's actions had geared remarkable interest in public opinions for two reasons:
1) for the first time in the history of Angola, a high ranking was submitted before the federal Court for crime against humanity;
2) for the first time in the history of Angola appeared an institution focused on executive education that had focused its actions based on on rule of law.
Edward-t has served as participating lawyer at the Law Firm of Fremaux and Associate in Paris, advocate, volunteer, and speaker at the United States Institute of Leadership and Diplomacy - One of the truth from those who know his infancy will tell you that he has never been a regular child. Born in Angola, the intensity of war of liberation had forced him becomes a self-raised eight years old who had lost the traces of his parents in the forest of successive wars Angola had faced. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kinshasa in collaboration with the government of “Governo Revolutionario Angolano in Exile” had resolved to place a eight years boy in the military Camp of Kingantoko (in Republic of Zaire) where he had started his elementary school administrated under the shadow of tree. As it was the rule for all boys of his age at that time, he was incorporated in Army of National Front of Liberation of Angola where he had received basic military training.
Life Journey and Education
After the peace treaty of Alvor, in 1975, Edward-t returned to Angola. As it may be known, the mid-1970s as a time when the Soviets seemed most hopeful about their prospects in the third world. In fact, this was the time a Politburo deluded itself into playing serious games in far-flung corners of the globe. This followed the American defeat in Vietnam, Richard M. Nixon’s willingness to treat Leonid Brezhnev as an equal and a period of economic uncertainties in West — all misread in Moscow as signs of American decline which led in using Cubans as surrogates and empowered the Soviet intervenes in peripheral nations of southern Africa. This misreading led in 1975 the regime of MPLA in complicity with the Soviet and Cuba to breach the terms of Peace Treaty of Alvor that had placed communist regime to take control of Angola and since than, the country became one of the Soviets well-armed and well-founded country of the Third World. Communist model along with all of evil badges that go toes to toes with dictatorship regime started running the country at an exponential rate. An absolute and stable dictatorship regime were established as a legitimate mode of ruling the nation. Trapped in the midst of a regime which systematically persecuted opponents, Edward-t fled Angola to France. In France Edward-t learned a difference between a restricted freedom nation and an unrestricted freedom nation. Edward-t attended Jean Monnet School of law of the University Paris XI. He also attended the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Politiques de Paris. He is the first promotion of the PhD program of international relational and diplomacy administrated by the School of international Relations of Paris. He is a fellow in the 9th Session of French Center for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies (CEDS). He attended Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. At Temple he concentrated his education in the practice of trial advocacy. He graduated from Temple in 2005. Having a life journey filled with sorrows and woes, Edward-t's has built his educational foundations on the premise that, one day, he would make a case that would influence decision-makers move Angola forward in a direction where restricted liberty, injustice, and corruption would be replaced by unrestricted liberty and justice; a place where rule of law would prevail and where a judge would rule cases in accordance with an ethical principle of fairness instead of a place where decisions would have been based on political bias and through influence and will of the ruling system."
Advocacy and Leadership Expertise
Edward-t has long worked for Angola's positive change. He always had been very concerned about the nonobservance of rule of law and Human Rights Abuses in Angola. He is internationally well-known for his braveness in bringing for the first time in the history of Angola a legal against the dictator Jose Eduardo dos Santos in the Federal Court of the District of Maryland (see Moises v, Dos Santos) on the grounds of crime against humanity. It is a secret for no person that Angola human rights record appears to be very dark. The country is well-known for its official corruption, impunity; limits on freedom of assembly and freedom of speech; cruel and excessive punishment, extrajudicial killings including report cases on torture and beatings.
Edward-t has always challenged the system for its lack of boundary between executive and judiciary that make it impossible for a regular citizen to possibly bring a legal action against the perpetrators and possibly condemn the impunity of state actors who systematically commend responsibilities to their agents for the purpose of inflicting great harm to their own citizens. Edward-t started advocacy in France. He had worked closely with the historic leader of National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA), Mr. Holden Roberto. He had served as director of diplomatic affairs at the Representation of FNLA in France. Edward-t has resolved to distance himself from the FNLA because it was his belief that the party lacked ethic in its leadership. In 1998, he returned to Angola. The regime of MPLA continued to exercise repressions against opponents, especially those who had strong ties with western governments. He felt unsafe and resolved to flee to the US. In 2005 he again returned to Angola in attempt to redress the issues that had confiscated the freedom and justice of Angolan people. He co-founded a nonprofit organization known under the name of "Associacao dos Profissionais de Administracao, Diplomacia e Assuntos Globais (APGA)." Within the scope of APDGA, he promoted the project of Universidade Rene Descartes de Angola. The Angolan government had obligated him to change the name of Universidade to Instituto Superior Politecno. Universidade Rene Descartes de Angola became "Institute Superior Rene Descartes de Angola (ISRDA)." Under ISRDA initiative, Edward-t has successfully implement a provocative program that had deployed a rule of law initiative designed to raise awareness about possible application of universal principles of morality based on fairness, liberty and justice. His goal was to raise discussion on Angolan constitutional mechanisms designed of identifying and declaring unconstitutionality; where unprivileged Angolan people would have been empowered with constitutional tools that would permitted them challenge actions deemed to abridge their fundamental rights.
Edward-t envisioned the “Coalition for Regime Change, a movement that reclaims the freedom of Angolan people (RFA”). RFA operates under nonviolent status and aims for regime change. It is within the scope of this movement a civil action against dictator Jose Eduardo dos Santos was initiated. The action was filed pursuant to Alien Torts Statute and Torture Victim Act in the United States District Court of Maryland. Edward-t filed the action on behalf of all victims of atrocities committed by the regime of MPLA. He is a man of vision with the ability of transforming visions to become a reality. He co-founded the United States Institute of Leadership and Diplomacy. He is the founder of the ORPE Human Rights Advocates
Describing his faith, Edward-t declared, “I feel a sense of a God’s spirit moving toward a special call. I have reasons to believe that the Universal Father wants me execute an important mission, a mission that imposes upon my person a duty of care to those whose rights are being violated.” He added, “I feel compelled not only of preaching the gospel of morality, fairness, liberty and justice, but also advocate for the universal jurisdiction to hold accountable those perpetrators who engage in human rights crimes”. Edward-t knowledge that challenges ahead would be too great to meet alone. He has declared himself as being an Apostle of Jesus. He was asked the question on" how can he sustain his declaration of faith commitment while he is not a known leader of any church nor a leader of any religious movement? He responded in the following way, “the truth is that Jesus Christ was not a member of any specific church or religion nor does He favor any specific acts of church or religion. In a time of religious genius, strong spiritual faith so many times leads to disastrous fanaticism, to exaggeration of religious ego, but it was not for Jesus. Jesus was not affected in His extraordinary faith and spirit attainment because His spiritual exaltation was a wholly unconscious and spontaneous soul expression of his personal experience with God. All churches or religions believes which devote services and exalt Jesus Christ as the King of the kings and recognize in Him as our Savior are treated in equal part in the presence of the Almighty God.” While religion does in fact provide tools that help grow personal experience with God, what it does not provide is a salvation. Salvation is earned through spontaneous soul expression of personal experience with Almighty God.” Edward-t exhorts that, “the ability to unify our human and divine being functioning on earth as a single personality is what reveals the mystery of personal faith, spiritual hope, and moral devotion.” Moises goes to explain the purpose of his existence on earth as: instilling love, bringing light in the midst of darkness, and defending causes of unprivileged people.”