COAT OF ARMS
*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.
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Jorge Carlos Fonseca
Population: 568,373 (2018)
Land Size: 4,033 sq km (1,557 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Wed - Nov 13, 2019: 2021 AFCON Qualifiers - Cameroon Confronts Cape Verde Today - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[Cameroon Tribune] The Indomitable Lions had their last training session in Yaounde yesterday, November 12, 2019 as they prepare for the encounter.
- Sun - Nov 10, 2019: Nine African Countries Agree to Begin Journey Towards Pooled Procurement to Increase Their Access to Affordable Life-Saving Vaccines - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[WHO] Brazzaville -Nine middle-income countries in Africa have agreed to work towards pooled procurement mechanisms by first sharing vital information on their vaccine purchasing practices, including the prices they pay and their suppliers. Sharing information and ultimately pooling their orders will better leverage their individual purchasing power and thus strengthen their vaccine security and increase their access to affordable life-saving vaccines.
- Mon - Oct 28, 2019: Shock Finding - What African Women Say About Wife-Beating - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[Afrobarometer] Accra -About one in four African women - and even more African men - say wife-beating is at least sometimes justified, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. In some countries, up to seven in 10 citizens endorse domestic violence.
- Thu - Oct 24, 2019: In Dialogue With Cabo Verde, Human Rights Committee Experts Raise Concerns About Anti-Discrimination Legislation, Gender-Based Violence, the Court System and Corruption - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[OHCHR] Human Rights Committee