Cape Verde News
Cape Verde has decided to rename its Praia International Airport after South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela, an icon for freedom in Africa, a government statement said Monday. The decision pays homage to Mandela, who on February 11 marks 22 years since he was released from prison, where he had spent 27 years for his struggle against the white apartheid
Thousands of mourning fans, from ordinary people to national leaders, gathered Tuesday for the funeral of Cape Verde's legendary singer Cesaria Evora. The beloved "barefoot diva" died Saturday at age 70 on her native island of Sao Vicente and her body was taken from the hospital Tuesday to her family's home in Mindelo. Her fans, many in tears and singing
Legendary Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora, who died on Saturday aged 70, will be buried on Tuesday on her home island of Sao Vicente, officials said Sunday. The body of the singing star nicknamed "the barefoot diva" will remain at her family home in Mindelo on Tuesday until it is transferred to the local town hall and then to the
Legendary Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora, nicknamed the "barefoot diva", died Saturday in a hospital in her native country, the culture minister announced. The internationally acclaimed star died at the age of 70 three months after announcing her retirement due to ill health.
Tripoli - A Libyan fighter says rival militias are fighting near a former major military camp of Muammar Gaddafi's regime. Sunday's clashes marked the fourth day of confrontations between the two groups, the most sustained violence since the fall of Gaddafi's regime last month. The fighting has killed four people so far. Journalists were kept from the scene, but the
The former president of Cape Verde, Pedro Pires, on Monday won a lucrative prize for excellence in African leadership awarded by the business tycoon Mo Ibrahim's foundation. Pires, who led the former Portuguese colony off Africa's northwest coast for a decade until August, is the first winner of the award since 2008 because no suitable candidate could be found for
Cape Verde's Jorge Carlos Fonseca was sworn in as the new president Friday of the island nation, a bastion of democracy and economic stability in west Africa.
Fonseca, a former foreign minister and the main opposition Movement for Democracy candidate, takes over from Pedro Pires who held the presidency for a decade and oversaw an economic
Jorge Carlos Fonseca of the rival MFD party has been declared winner of the Island’s second round of voting, making him the fourth(4th) President of the Republic of Cape Verde.
Mr Fonseca secured 54.45% of the total votes cast as against Mr Sousa of the PAIVC who obtained 45% of the votes. Mr Fonseca will succeed
Cape Verde's citizens said Thursday that the country's presidential candidates in a televised debate ahead of this weekend's election failed to address unemployment and the economic crisis.
The ruling party's Manuel Inocencio Sousa and main opposition candidate Jorge Carlos Fonseca faced off for an hour-and-a-half during the debate on Wednesday night, according to an AFP journalist
The people of Cape Verde will head off to a second round of voting scheduled for August 21st, since none of the candidates obtained the required percentage to distinguish himself.
Jorge Carlos Fonseca and Mnuel Inocencio Sousa will face each other in the second round of voting to decide on a clear winner.
The Cape Verde archipelago elects a new president Sunday as Pedro Pires steps down after two terms with his ruling party facing a split vote.
The former Portuguese colony off the northwestern coast of Africa, made up of 10 main islands and eight islets, is often lauded for its political and economic stability despite meagre natural
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