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: 525,000 (2015)

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

Major Ethic 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

  • Thu - Sep 7, 2017: President of Cape Verde Congratulates João Lourenço - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
    [ANGOP] Praia -Cape Verde's Head of State, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, congratulated on Wednesday João Lourenço on his election as President of the Republic of Angola, expressing the desire to work together between two countries "lovers of freedom and peace".
  • Wed - Sep 6, 2017: Cape Verde Pull Double Over South Africa - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
    [CAF] Cape Verde did the unimaginable as they hauled six vital points from South Africa following a convincing 2-1 win on the road at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban in the return leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier on Tuesday, 5 September.
  • Sat - Sep 2, 2017: Blue Sharks Bounce Back to Beat Bafana - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
    [CAF] Cape Verde came back from behind to register their first win in Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifiers beating South Africa 2-1 at the National Stadium in Praia.