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
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Cape Verde to deepen bilateral ties with China - africanews

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Cape Verde to deepen bilateral ties with China
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Chinese foreign minister met with Cape Verde President Jorge Carlos Fonseca and Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva separately in the capital Praia. The two countries agreed to work towards developing the Island's marine economy which will see the ...
Cape Verde Supports Belt and Road Initiative, Vows to Deepen Cooperation With ChinaAllAfrica.com
Cape Verde vows to deepen cooperation with ChinaMacau Daily Times
China supports creation of Special Economic Zone in Cabo Verde ...Macauhub

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Ghana, Cape Verde to develop stronger ties - Graphic Online

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Ghana, Cape Verde to develop stronger ties
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Ghana and Cape Verde have resolved to develop stronger ties and explore areas of cooperation for their mutual benefit. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Cape Verdean counterpart, President Jorge Carlos Fonseca, made the commitment to ...
Ghana, Cape Verde pledge to deepen tiesCitifmonline
Ghana committed to ECOWAS Project – Akufo-Addo reassuresMyjoyonline.com
Regional Integration West Africa reassured by Ghana's commitment to ECOWAS agenda - President Akufo-AddoPulse.com.gh

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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Hasan Minhaj; Cape Verdean Dance ... - NPR

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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Hasan Minhaj; Cape Verdean Dance ...
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Minhaj talks his work on The Daily Show and Homecoming King, his new Netflix special. Critic Milo Miles reviews Synthesize The Soul. Transparent creator ...

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Cabo Verde's flagship airline stops flying between archipelago's islands - Macauhub

Cabo Verde's flagship airline stops flying between archipelago's islands
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Cabo Verde's (Cape Verde's) Transportes Aéreos de Cabo Verde (TACV) airline will no longer fly between the islands of the archipelago as of 1 August, and these routes will be provided by Binter Cabo Verde, the economy minister José Gonçalves said on ...



President and Prime Minister of Cape Verde Meets with Wang Yi ... - MFA China

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President and Prime Minister of Cape Verde Meets with Wang Yi ...
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On May 20, 2017, President Jorge Carlos Fonseca and Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva of Cape Verde respectively met with Foreign Minister Wang Yi in ...

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Barack Obama appears to have taken up a job as a tour guide in ... - Metro

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Barack Obama appears to have taken up a job as a tour guide in ...
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In case you were wondering what he's been up to lately, Barack Obama appears to have taken up a job as a tour guide in Cape Verde.
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Ghana, Cape Verde to deepen ties of co-operation - Ghana News Agency

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Ghana, Cape Verde to deepen ties of co-operation
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For starters, Ghana is to deepen cooperation in the areas of fisheries and tourism, for which Cape Verde is noted, through the sharing of expertise and best practices. This came to the fore at a meeting between President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ...



Cape Verde's surprise package - The Times (subscription)

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Cape Verde's surprise package
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People expect me to be terribly posh. I'm really not, but I can see why they make the assumption: my family has a bit of form in that area. And, yes, I've taken my share of smart jaunts. But the fact is, expensive, secluded villas are no good when you ...



Cape Verde boosts economic ties with China - Medafrica Times

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Cape Verde boosts economic ties with China
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi this weekend announced major development projects in Cape Verde as the two nations are looking to further deepen bilateral ties. Visiting the West-African Archipelago, Wang Yi told reporters that the two countries ...



'Synthesize The Soul' Offers A Perfectly Paced Dance Party - NPR

'Synthesize The Soul' Offers A Perfectly Paced Dance Party
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A new collection presents synthesizer dance music from the Cape Verde islands in the '70s and '80s. Critic Milo Miles says the music on Synthesize The Soul will sweeps you up with energy and rhythm. TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. Music critic ...