Cape Verde

Country Cape Verde
Capital Praia
Continent Africa
Currency Cape Verdean escudo(CVE)
Languages Portuguese & Cape Verdean Creole

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The uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century; Cape Verde subsequently became a trading center for African slaves and later an important coaling and resupply stop for whaling and transatlantic shipping. Following independence in 1975, and a tentative interest in unification with Guinea-Bissau, a one-party system was established and maintained until multi-party elections were held in 1990. Cape Verde continues to exhibit one of Africa's most stable democratic governments. Repeated droughts during the second half of the 20th century caused significant hardship and prompted heavy emigration. As a result, Cape Verde's expatriate population is greater than its domestic one. Most Cape Verdeans have both African and Portuguese antecedents.

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Cape Verde - Wikipedia
Cape Verde - CIA World Fact Book
Cape Verde - BBC
Cape Verde - Timeline - BBC

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BROCKTON – The former U.S. ambassador to Cape Verde under former president Ronald Reagan is coming to Brockton to speak about his experience at the ...

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Partying with the A-listers in Cape Verde Islands dubbed the 'African Caribbean' - The Sun

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Partying with the A-listers in Cape Verde Islands dubbed the 'African Caribbean'
The Sun
Partying with the A-listers in Cape Verde Islands dubbed the 'African Caribbean'. Endless white sand beaches and crystal clear seas mean 'no stress' for visitors to the increasingly popular islands. By LUCY JONES. 21st April 2017, 8:30 pm. Updated ...



World Bank increases aid to Cabo Verde to US$90 million - Macauhub

World Bank increases aid to Cabo Verde to US$90 million
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The World Bank has increased from the amount of aid to be granted to Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) over the next three years from US$42 million to US$90 million, announced Finance Minister Olavo Correia, who travelled to Washington to attend meetings of ...



Slovenia and Cape Verde expanding ties - STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)

Slovenia and Cape Verde expanding ties
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Ljubljana, 24 April - Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec hosted on Monday his Cape Verde counterpart Luis Filipe Tavares, who visited Slovenia as part of his Central European tour marking the 10th anniversary of the special partnership between Cape Verde ...



UMass Dartmouth celebrates inaugural Cape Verdean Cultural Day - SouthCoastToday.com

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UMass Dartmouth celebrates inaugural Cape Verdean Cultural Day
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DARTMOUTH — Friday was UMass Dartmouth's day to celebrate Cape Verde's history, culture, and its people spread across the world. The campus observed the First Annual Cape Verdean Cultural Day, with talks and dance performances in the Carney ...



Brockton teen is kicking it with Cape Verde taekwondo team - News ... - Enterprise News

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Nicalas Fernandes, 15, of Brockton, has earned his spot on the Cape Verde taekwondo team in time for the Buenos Aires 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

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Meliá Llana hotel, Cape Verde - hotel review - Evening Standard

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Meliá Llana hotel, Cape Verde - hotel review
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Sal, the smallest of the Cape Verde Islands, is located off the northwest coast of Africa. The Melia Llana hotel is a 15 minute car journey from the airport, past almost deserted landscapes and close to the town of Santa Maria. From London it takes a ...



Musicians chase fame on west Africa's musical islands - Daily Mail

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Musicians chase fame on west Africa's musical islands
Daily Mail
Every April, the tiny island capital of Cape Verde is taken over for a week by musicians of all stripes, trailing dreams of record deals and sold-out stadiums. Two events, the Atlantic Music Expo (AME) and the more established Kriol Jazz Festival, draw ...

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Uganda Cranes to play two friendlies before Cape Verde match - Kawowo Sports

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Uganda Cranes to play two friendlies before Cape Verde match
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FUFA has confirmed the second friendly for Uganda Cranes ahead of the Cape Verde clash in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match. Uganda Cranes will play Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on the 3rd June 2017 before traveling to Senegal where they ...



Brockton teen is kicking it with Cape Verde taekwondo team - Fall River Herald News

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Brockton teen is kicking it with Cape Verde taekwondo team
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Nicalas Fernandes, 15, of Brockton, made the youth Cape Verde Taekwondo National Team, and will be competing in the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018. He demonstrates some of his moves at Boston Taekwondo in Abington on Thursday, ...