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Cape Verde Archives  defenceWeb

The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) arrived in Praia, Cape Verde for a scheduled stop for fuel and... Diplomacy & Peace ...

Cabo Verde considers opening embassy in Guinea-Bissau  Macauhub

The Cape Verdean government intends to open an embassy in Guinea-Bissau, which is expected to happen in 2020, said Cabo Verde's (Cape Verde's) new ...

12/21/2018 CAPE VERDE In Cape Verde, rubbish from 25 countries found on one beach  FRANCE 24

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Train racist was about to board flight to Cape Verde when he was arrested by officers (and driven to Swindon court)  Swindon Advertiser

A RACIST was pulled off the plane by police as he prepared to jet off to the Cape Verde for his holidays.

Swindon Advertiser
Best January travel deals, from South Africa to Cape Verde  The Independent

Get the new year off to a bright start – either in the sunshine or somewhere where they really know how to do winter. Avoid jet lag by choosing a warm country ...

The Independent
European citizens exempt from visas for visits to Cabo Verde of up to 30 days  Macauhub

The short-stay visa (30 days) to enter Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) will no longer be used, as of Wednesday, by citizens of 32 European countries. The list includes ...

US college swimmer, siblings to rep Cape Verde at Tokyo 2020  Kyodo News Plus

Latroya Pina and siblings, all dual citizens of the U.S. and Cape Verde, will constitute three-fourths of the African island nation's inaugural Olympic swimming ...

Kyodo News Plus
Redcar holidaymaker taking legal action over Cape Verde trip  The Northern Echo

A HOLIDAYMAKER who needed a drip and medication after developing serious gastric illness symptoms on holiday is hoping to find answers following the…

The Northern Echo
FIHA 2019: Cape Verde poised for tourism boom | News  Breaking Travel News

Cape Verde aims to attract more than a million tourists a year by 2020, far more than the current hotel supply can cope with, so investor opportunities on the ...

Breaking Travel News
Dino d’Santiago Is Bringing Funaná to the World  Rolling Stone

As music streaming has become widespread, global attention has become fixed on Spanish-language performers, and rightly so: That language fueled eight of ...

Rolling Stone
From the Eiffel Tower to the Berlin Wall: The anniversaries to travel for in 2019  Irish Examiner

From the Eiffel Tower at 130, to 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Suzanne Harrington rounds up the milestones worth travelling for. The Eiffel Tower ...

Irish Examiner
Calls to scrap 'outdated' single holiday supplements that rip off lone travellers  Mirror Online

EXCLUSIVE: Single parents and lone holidaymakers could be shelling out hundreds more than couples per trip, prompting anger from various groups.

Mirror Online
Spindrift Jules Verne Record Bid Underway  Afloat

To win the Jules Verne Trophy they have to recross the line by February 26 at 11h 16m 57sec UTC to break the record.

12 reasons to visit the beautiful Cape Verde islands  CNN

The Cape Verde archipelago, in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa, features stunning 10 islands. Here, you'll find gorgeous beaches, volcanoes and very friendly ...

13 holiday destinations that you can't fly to from East Midlands Airport but can from Birmingham Airport  Nottinghamshire Live

You can travel further afield without having a lengthy commute to the airport.

Nottinghamshire Live
Two Ghanaian Bands to tour Spain in July 2019  GhanaWeb

Casa África, a Spanish public diplomacy institution, has opened the call to find two Ghanaian artists to tour Spain next July and perform in some of the most ...

Cape Verdeans try to clean up their 'postcard island'  FRANCE 24

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Trying To Understand The Inimitable Culture Of Cape Verde  Forbes Now

Cape Verde is a unique archipelago off Africa's west coast. Is it African? European? As a former Portuguese colony, how strong is the Portuguese culture?

Forbes Now
Ambassador: Cape Verde on the right track  BayStateBanner

Cape Verde's democratic structures are in good health 43 years after the West African archipelago won its independence from Portugal, the nation's ...

A holiday bash at JCSU, with Cape Verde style and culture  Charlotte Post

Lima-Neves, a political science professor at Johnson C. Smith University and native of the Republic of Cabo Verde, an island nation off Africa's west coast, ...

Charlotte Post
Cape Verde gets its moment in the sun  The Washington Post

A bearded fellow in flip-flops ambles into the bar. Is this the mountain guide the bartender has called for us? My sister and I exchange puzzled glances. Casually ...

The Washington Post
Cape Verde commissions solar plant, sets 2030 RE target at 50%  pv magazine International

Although renewable energy targets have been revised down, the archipelago's government said that wind and solar will still see their share increase ...

pv magazine International
This Entrepreneur Is Engaging The Diaspora With Cabo Verde  Forbes

Pedro Lopes is revolutionizing tech and innovation in Cabo Verde, a group of islands off the west coast of Africa with some of the continent's best development ...

In 4th trip since taking office, Brockton mayor goes to Cape Verde  Enterprise News

Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter is on another trip to Cape Verde. This is his fourth trip to the African nation since taking office in 2014.

Enterprise News
Swansea City vs Sheffield United live streaming: Watch online, preview & prediction  101 Great Goals

If you want to watch Swansea City vs Sheffield United online, these are the live streaming instructions. Match: Swansea City vs Sheffield United. Competition: ...

101 Great Goals
19th-century Jewish graves rededicated in Cape Verde  News24

Two Jewish cemeteries dating back to the 19th century in the Cape Verde islands have undergo restoration in project funded by the Moroccan king to preserve ...

Liberia: Tourism - Liberia's Untapped Billions  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

There are three strategic sectors that if our current government can invest heavily in with immediate effect we can become a middle-income country within the ...

AllAfrica - Top Africa News
Taunton High welcomes 85 new U.S. citizens  Wicked Local Rehoboth

TAUNTON — Add another 85 U.S. citizens to the melting pot.Immigrants from more than 30 countries came to Taunton High School's auditorium on Thursday to ...

Wicked Local Rehoboth
Barbados Sailing Week: life on the ocean wave  The Week UK

From the balcony of room 365 at the Barbados Hilton, the view stretches uninterrupted, to the south west. Beyond the point at which the sun disappears behind ...

The Week UK
Seekonk's Pina siblings to swim for Cape Verde at 2020 Olympics  The Sun Chronicle

Latroya, Troy and Jayla Pina get a meter closer to their Olympic dreams with each lap of the pool at the Ellis Mayers Natatorium at Seekonk High School.

The Sun Chronicle
AFCON 2019: Uganda qualify with win over Cape Verde  BBC Sport

Uganda qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after beating Cape Verde 1-0 in Kampala on Saturday. Patrick Kaddu scored the all-important goal late on ...

BBC Sport
Renewable energy in the Cape Verde islands  Deutsche Welle

The Cape Verde islands are looking to wind and solar power to bring down their high energy bills, while at the same time doing something positive for the ...

Deutsche Welle
Cape Verde in grip of severe drought - Cabo Verde  ReliefWeb

By ARNALDO VIEIRA. Cape Verde is facing its worst drought since 1977, local media reported. The state-owned Rádio de Cabo Verde quoted Agriculture ...

Kenya to feature at African Beach Games in Cape Verde  The Star, Kenya

Kenya will be represented at the first edition of the African Beach Games in Cape Verde in June next year. The African Beach Games are a new International ...

The Star, Kenya
Nations first memorial to Cape Verdean soldiers dedicated in R.I.  The Providence Journal

About 200 people congregated beside a grove of oak trees at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter on Saturday morning for the emotional ...

The Providence Journal
How Cape Verde’s sustainable tourism push is saving loggerhead turtles on Sal  iNews

It is pitch black and a group of us are huddled together on a windy beach on the island of Sal in the Cape Verde archipelago, as marine biologist Jonathan ...

Hotel Riu Palace Boavista Opens in Cape Verde  Hotel News Resource

Article - Hotel Riu Palace Boavista Opens in Cape Verde - This is the Mallorca-based chain's third establishment on the island of Boa Vista, and its fifth on the ...

Hotel News Resource
Iceland Air Seeks Majority Share in Cape Verde Airline  IcelandReview

Icelandair is in talks with the Cape Verde government about purchasing a majority share in the African country's national airline, Cabo Verde, which is now being ...

Sample Cachupa From Cape Verde  Africa.com

Original article published at TasteAtlas. This slow-cooked corn (hominy) and bean stew is made with vegetables (plantains, sweet potatoes, squash, and yams), ...

Lucibela Channels The Joy Of Cape Verde On 'Laço Umbilical'  NPR

The 32-year-old singer shows off a liquid voice rich with the music and culture of her native country for her debut album.

News - Cape Verde airline in takeover bid  TTG

Cabo Verde Airlines has received a bid for 51% of its shares from Loftleidir Icelandic, Icelandair's charter arm, and a group of Icelandic investors. The consortium ...

Cape Verde coach Rui Aguas understands Jovan Cabral's snub  BBC Sport

Cape Verde coach Rui Aguas understands the decision of Jovane Cabral to turn his back on the country of his birth and attempt to play for Portugal instead.

BBC Sport
First Cape Verdean Memorial Monument in U.S. unveiled Saturday  Turn to 10

The Cape Verdean Veterans Memorial Project unveiled the first monument in the nation that honors the military *service* of men and women of Cape Verdean ...

Turn to 10
Hungary lends HUF 25 bln to Kenya and Cape Verde  Budapest Business Journal

The Hungarian government is set to grant a total of HUF 25 billion in credit to the Republic of Kenya and Cape Verde, according to a report by Hungarian online ...

Budapest Business Journal
Loftleidir Icelandic's subsidiary submits binding offer for majority shares of Cabo Verde Airlines  GlobeNewswire

Loftleidir Icelandic, a subsidiary of Icelandair Group, will, together with Icelandic investors, submit a binding offer for a 51% of the shares in Cabo Verde Airlines ...

'We push each other'| Siblings swim on first national Cape Verdean team at the 2020 Olympics  WUSA9.com

There's a lot of pressure to be the first to accomplish anything, but this family is up for the challenge. They'll be representing Cape Verde first national swim team ...

Angola and Cape Verde to have air links once again  Macau Daily Times

The Angola-Cape Verde air link will be resumed later this year, with only a few technical adjustments left to organize, the Angolan Transport Minister said ...

Macau Daily Times
Tanzania 2- 0 Cape Verde: Samatta inspires Taifa Stars as Afcon hopes are kept alive  Goal.com

Africa Cup of Nations Qualification Match Report for Tanzania v Cape Verde Islands on 16 October 2018, includes all goals and incidents. Have your say on the ...

Cape Verde Ready for Africa Youth Cup, Says Semedo  THISDAY Newspapers

*Invites Pinnick as Special Guest. President of Cape Verde soccer federation, Mario Semedo, has declared that his country would early next year host the ...

THISDAY Newspapers
An Inside Look at the Cape Verde Blue Marlin Fishery  Marlin

Interested in fishing for marlin in Cape Verde? Check out this feature before you make travel plans.

Has Safa learned nothing from Bafana's shock defeat to Cape Verde?  Independent Online

Less than a year has passed since Cape Verde all but ended Bafana's hopes of World Cup qualification, but Safa could be set to repeat a costly error.

Independent Online
Cabo Verde Telecom to invest in EllaLink submarine cable  DatacenterDynamics

Cabo Verde Telecom (CVTelecom) has signed an agreement with the consortium behind EllaLink submarine cable to install a landing station in Praia, Cabo ...

Cabo Verde Telecom, EllaLink Sign Cable Agreement  SubTel Forum

Cabo Verde Telecom and EllaLink signed an agreement for connectivityfrom Europe and Latin America to Cabo Verde on the EllaLink Cable.

SubTel Forum
Tanzania: Stars Seek Away Win in Cape Verde  AllAfrica.com

TANZANIA national team, Taifa Stars are seeking the first away win in their mu st win tie against hosts Cape Verde at Praia Stadium. Captained by ...

Cape Verdean Revival in Providences Fox Point  The Providence Journal

Once-rich 'Cabo Verde' character of Fox Point has nearly vanished, but an effort grows to mark the memory and contributions of the 'lost neighborhood'

The Providence Journal
Cranes Beat U23 in Practice Match Ahead of Cape Verde Face Off  softpower.ug

Uganda's national football team, The Cranes on Sunday afternoon convincingly beat their junior team, The Kobs (U23) 2-0, in a practice match played at the ...

Tropical storm Helene forms near Cape Verde: U.S. NHC  Reuters

(Reuters) - Tropical storm Helene has formed in the Atlantic early Saturday and is expected to become a hurricane early next week as it churns toward the ...

Cape Verde coach Rui Aguas promises offensive approach at Namboole  Daily Monitor

Occupying the third spot in Group L with a paltry four points from four games, Cape Verde that lost 2-0 to Tanzania in their sojourn to East Africa know it's a win or ...

Daily Monitor
Where It All Began: 2016 Timeline  Pokemon GO Hub

What's this? Another timeline that no one asked for? Well some of you asked after our Pokemon GO 2018 timeline… Well anywho, once again with help from the ...

Pokemon GO Hub
Catching Grander Blue Marlin in Cape Verde  Marlin

Heiko Steinmetz gives a detailed account of each of his four 1000-pound-plus Atlantic blue marlin.

British soldiers in Cape Verde court over 'drunken' brawl at resort  The Telegraph

Two soldiers have appeared in court in Cape Verde after being arrested for brawling.

The Telegraph
Dutch Queen Maxima hosts Cape Verde President in Rotterdam  Daily Mail

The Dutch royal, 47, paired the purple textured dress with matching heels and bejeweled accessories as she joined husband King Willem-Alexander and their ...

Daily Mail
Cranes Start Training Ahead of AFCON Game Against Cape Verde  softpower.ug

Uganda Cranes has Friday started training in preparation for the forthcoming 2019 AFCON qualifiers game against Cape Verde. Uganda will host the Atlantic ...

UPDATE 2-InterCement sells Portugal, Cape Verde units to OYAK for $795 mln  Reuters

Turkish conglomerate OYAK has agreed to acquire Brazilian cement firm InterCement's units in Portugal and Cape Verde for around 700 million euros ($795 ...

Cesaria Evora: Cape Verde's barefoot diva  BBC News

Cesaria Evora was a Cape Verdean singer who was discovered at the age of 47 and went on to achieve international fame and shine a light on the 'morna' style ...

BBC News
Icelandair Offers To Buy 51% Of Cabo Verde Airlines – Can Icelandair’s Business Model Be Replicated For The South?  Simple Flying

The Icelandair group has submitted an offer to purchase a majority stake of 51% in Cabo Verde Airlines. The news comes just weeks after Icelandair announced ...

Simple Flying
Helene reaches hurricane status, pulls away from Cabo Verde  Africa Times

Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Helene is now a hurricane, after forming off the coast of West Africa and strengthening as it approached the Cabo Verde.

Africa Times
Cape Verdean Cardinal urges strong family ties  Vatican News

Cardinal Arlindo Furtado, the Cape Verdean Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Santiago de Cabo Verde has criticised the tendency towards individualism ...

Vatican News
Cape Verde aims for free trade zone with Atlantic islands - PM  Reuters UK

The Atlantic island nation of Cape Verde hopes to create a zone of free circulation for people and goods with the nearby Spanish Canary Islands and Portugal's ...

Reuters UK
Meet the Cape Verdean student in the US leading the African nation's first-ever Olympic swim team  Face2Face Africa

Latroya Pina is the first member of her family to learn how to swim and now she has been selected to represent her country, Cape Verde, in the Olympics.

Face2Face Africa
10 reasons why Cape Verde is the most underrated winter sun destination on Earth  The Telegraph

Some countries shine brightly on the map of the world. Your eye is drawn to them before your brain has clicked into gear. The US is one of them. So is France.

The Telegraph
Soccer's Little Giant Will Surprise You | Acumen  OZY

This West African country has been the world's most consistently successful small nation in soccer since 2010.

Cape Verde arrests 4 under stronger sea turtle protection laws  Africa Times

Environmental groups in the Cape Verde islands praised authorities for the arrest of four men who are charged with killing protected sea turtles, the first such.

Africa Times
In Lisbon, A Stew for the Homesick Cape Verdean Soul There is one dish that is  Roads and Kingdoms

Cachupa in Lisbon. Hop on a boat in Dakar, Senegal and head west for 400 miles. There, you'll find a remarkable volcanic archipelago: Cape Verde. These ten ...

Roads and Kingdoms
Cabo Verde seeks 'all-inclusive' economic development  UNCTAD

A decade after the African island nation graduated from least developed country status, it now seeks to diversify foreign investment flows and strengthen local ...

Cranes Coach Desabre Summons 30 For Cape Verde Duty  New Vision

Biggest News Source for News in Uganda and the East African Region ,Breaking news in Uganda and Daily news and the latest from Uganda.

New Vision
The African islands that the whole world wants to visit  The Telegraph

As a holiday destination, Cape Verde has plenty to recommend it. It's a year-round sun spot with alluring beaches, volcanic hiking routes, and a lively music ...

The Telegraph
Chinese vice premier meets Cape Verde PM - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng on Thursday met with Prime Minister of Cape Verde Ulisses Correia e Silva after the 2018 Beijing ...

Cape Verde: Why Africa's island paradise is the perfect place to shake-off life's everyday stresses  Daily Post

"It's made up of ten islands, and I'm told they're so different you can have a completely different holiday on each"

Daily Post
Mark Keenan: 'Is social housing set to become the new Cape Verde?'  Independent.ie

"UPDATE: Momentum has been growing rapidly over the summer. This was inevitable given the pressure of Government targets, the availability of 20-year ...

Oyak buys InterCement operations in Portugal and Cape Verde  Global Cement

Brazil/Portugal/Cape Verde/Turkey: Brazil's InterCement has sold its operations in Portugal and Cape Verde to Turkey's OYAK Cement for an undisclosed ...

Global Cement
Sun, sea and sand . . . but no stress in Cape Verde  The Sunday Post

ADMIR, our tour guide promises, “You'll look 10 years younger,” as I let volcanic clay seep into my skin and float effortlessly in the saline water of Pedra Lume, ...

The Sunday Post
Famous Cape Verdean singer to perform in Baku [VIDEO]  AzerNews

Famous Cape Verdean singer and multi-instrumentalist Miroca Paris will perform for the first time in Baku.

Africa’s Cape Verde emerges to get its moment in the sun  Bend Bulletin

A bearded fellow in flip-flops ambles into the bar. Is this the mountain guide the bartender has called for us? My sister and I exchange puzzled glances. Casually ...

Bend Bulletin
[Foodie Friday] Cachupa: The national dish of Cape Verde islands  Face2Face Africa

On today's instalment of #FoodieFriday, we spotlight the delicious and wholesome national dish of the Cape Verde islands, Cachupa. Ingredients for this dish ...

Face2Face Africa
Cape Verdean Festival Gets Underway On Saturday  Cape Cod Chronicle

HARWICH — The second annual Harwich Cape Verdean Festival will enliven Brooks Park on Saturday. The festival showcases Cape Verdean culture and ...

Cape Cod Chronicle
Basketball: Rwanda U18 girls take on Cape Verde in a must-win game  The New Times

Bella Murekatete is seen here taking a free throw against Egypt last Friday. After two match rounds, the US-based youngster is averaging 13.5 points and 17 ...

The New Times
Cabo Verde Telecom and EllaLink sign subsea connectivity deal  Total Telecom

Cabo Verde Telecom has signed an agreement with EllaLink to provide direct connectivity from Europe and Latin America to the Cape Verde Islands.

Total Telecom
Tropical Storm Florence near Cabo Verde Islands  Fox 35 Orlando

Tropical Depression 6 has strengthened into Tropical Storm Florence just west of the Cabo Verde Islands Saturday morning. Florence will continue to move in a ...

Fox 35 Orlando
Ghana National Air Carrier and the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) Challenge  Modern Ghana

The global commercial aviation industry is doing very well, and more than four billion people traveled by air in 2017. According to data from the International Air ...

Modern Ghana
Thomas Cook drops Cape Verde due to lack of demand  Travel Weekly UK

Thomas Cook has dropped its summer programme to Cape Verde due to lack of demand, the operator confirmed today. People with holiday bookings to the ...

Travel Weekly UK
Holidaymakers warned over food poisoning in Cape Verde  Daily Mail

Richard Conway, a food scientist and founder of vacation illness firm Sick Holiday, says there has been a huge increase in the number of sickness complaints ...

Daily Mail
Uganda vs Cape Verde: Police bans political attires at Namboole Stadium  Daily Monitor

KAMPALA. Any material depicting one's political affiliation has been banned by police at Namboole Stadium this Saturday when Uganda Cranes take on Cape ...

Daily Monitor
Theft probe GP found dead with girlfriend in Cape Verde  BBC News

A doctor thought to have embezzled £400,000 of NHS cash before fleeing the UK has been found dead with his partner in an apparent murder-suicide.

BBC News
'No stress' Cape Verde is full of nice surprises  Echo

By Lauren Taylor, Press Association.

A look at the events and changes in the first year of Latter-day Saint president Russell M. Nelson  Daily Herald

One year ago, President Russell M. Nelson was announced as the 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His first year was marked ...

Daily Herald
Streaming service launched in Cape Verde  Music In Africa

Cape Verdean musician and LusAfrica label owner Elodie Da Silva and Djo Moupondo of La Clique Musique from the DRC last week came together for the ...

Music In Africa
FIBA Africa: Rwanda thump Cape Verde to storm quarters in second spot  The New Times

Rwanda's U18 women's basketball team line-up to sing the national anthem before facing Mozambique last Sunday. Courtesy. Twitter · Facebook · Email ...

The New Times
Conference to bring together Cape Verdean activists, scholars  BayStateBanner

On April 20, scholars and activists will converge at Bridgewater State University for the two-day Annual Conference on Cape Verdean and Diaspora Studies, ...

Sailing Cabo Verde  Cruising World

The Cape Verdes are growing in popularity with transatlantic sailors.

Cruising World

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More Cape Verde citizens keen to leave due to various factors
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Cape Verde ( (listen)) or Cabo Verde ( (listen), ) (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, pronounced [ˈkabu ˈveɾdɨ]), officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. It forms part of the Macaronesia ecoregion, along with the Azores, Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Savage Isles. In ancient times these islands were referred to as "the Islands of the Blessed" or the "Fortunate Isles". Located 570 kilometres (350 mi) west of the Cape Verde Peninsula in West Africa, the islands cover a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi).The Cape Verde archipelago was uninhabited until the 15th century, when Portuguese explorers discovered and colonized the islands, establishing the first European settlement in the tropics. Ideally located for the Atlantic slave trade, the islands grew prosperous throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, attracting merchants, privateers, and pirates. The end of slavery in the 19th century led to economic decline and emigration. Cape Verde gradually recovered as an important commercial center and stopover for shipping routes. Incorporated as an overseas department of Portugal in 1951, the islands continued to campaign for independence, which was peacefully achieved in 1975.Since the early 1990s, Cape Verde has been a stable representative democracy, and remains one of the most developed and democratic countries in Africa. Lacking natural resources, its developing economy is mostly service-oriented, with a growing focus on tourism and foreign investment. Its population of around 540,000 is mostly of mixed European, Moorish, Arab and African heritage, and predominantly Roman Catholic, reflecting the legacy of Portuguese rule. A sizeable diaspora community exists across the world, slightly outnumbering inhabitants on the islands.Historically, the name "Cape Verde" has been used in English for the archipelago and, since independence in 1975, for the country. In 2013, the Cape Verdean government determined that the Portuguese designation Cabo Verde would henceforth be used for official purposes, such as at the United Nations, even in English contexts. Cape Verde is a member of the African Union.