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 - Sep 4, 2019: Cabo Verde Bets On Preparedness to Face Emergencies - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
    [WHO] Cabo Verde began the process of conducting its Joint External Evaluation (JEE) to assess its capacity to implement the International Health Regulations (IHR - 2005). This exercise will enable the identification of good practices and opportunities for continuous improvement aiming at strengthening the essential capacities needed for the country to face situations of public health risks and emergencies, based on the One Health approach.
  • Tue - Aug 27, 2019: Google Doodle Pays Tribute to 'Barefoot Diva' Cesaria Evora - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -Internet giant, Google, is celebrating what would have been the 78th birthday of Cape Verdean vocalist and recording artist, Cesária Évora.
  • Mon - Aug 19, 2019: U.S. Envoys Assume Key Africa Posts – But Not South Africa - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
    [allAfrica] Washington, DC -Career U.S. ambassadors are taking up key diplomatic assignments across Africa following confirmation by the Senate earlier this month. These include envoys to Nigeria, Egypt, Libya, Cote d'Ivoire and the African Union, as well as Malawi and Cape Verde.