Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)

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INFORMATION

*The group of islands was named Cabo Verde, meaning Green Cape, by the Portuguese in 1444. As time passed, the name was anglicized to Cape Verde. Since 2013, the government decided that the Portuguese Cabo Verde would henceforth be used for official purposes, and requests that the rest of the world respects this name change.

Capital: Praia

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Jorge Carlos Fonseca

Economy:

  • Service oriented with commerce, transport, tourism and public services accounting for about 75% of GDP.
  • Because of a lack of natural resources, Cabo Verde imports about 82% of its food.

Population: 568,373 (2018)

Land Size: 4,033 sq km (1,557 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Creole (mulatto): 71%
  • African: 28%
  • European: 1%
Religions:

  • Roman Catholic (infused with indigenous beliefs)
  • Protestant (mostly Church of the Nazarene)

Language(s):

  • Portuguese (official)
  • Crioulo (a blend of Portuguese and West African words)

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RECENT NEWS

  • Wed - Jul 3, 2019: Universal Health Coverage Identified As Strategic Programmatic Area - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
    [WHO] The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) working group in Cabo Verde on the pillar on Sustainable Development of Human Capital 'People', coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO), identified Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as a Strategic Programmatic Area until 2022.
  • Mon - Jun 24, 2019: Kenya Bag Bronze in Beach Volleyball - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya's Beach volleyball pair of Gaudencia Makokha and Naomie Too won bronze at the inaugural Africa Beach Games in Sal, Cape Verde as Kenya finished the competition with three medals.
  • Wed - Jun 19, 2019: Kenyan Kiteboarder Intensifies Training in Cape Verde - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya's sole kite boarder John Koyiet Nzioka will take to the freezing Atlantic Ocean water on Wednesday and Thursday in the Kite boarding competition at the inaugural Africa beach games in Sal, Cape Verde.