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Interview with Christina Duarte, the Minister of Finance and Planning of Cap-Vert

Mar18

In two days time (20th March 2015), each candidate for the presidency of African Development Bank (AfDB) will have to submit a written statement describing their vision for the bank. In this interview conducted in French with our colleague Erik Nyindu of Voxafrica, Christina Duarte, the Minister of Finance and Planning of Cap-Vert and the sole female candidate to the presidency of the AfDB, discusses her personal-background, her ambitions for the presidency if she is elected as well as other leading issues in Africa.

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African Cup of Nations: Songs for the Blue Sharks

Jan27

Today we’re launching our series of Africa Nations Cup playlists — music to get you in the mood for the football, or to drown out the commentator if he’s annoying you during the game. First up it’s Cabo Verde, who have played brilliantly so far and have a huge game today vs Angola (check our team profile here)

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Cape Verde: National Funeral for ‘Barefoot Diva’ Cesaria Evora

Dec18

Last week,  legendary Cape Verdean singer Cesária Évora, nicknamed the “barefoot diva”,  passed away at the age of 70 in Mandelo, São Vicente, the island were she was born. One of the many meanings of “Sodade” — that most difficult to translate Creole word — is a feeling of loss. Evora did not begin her recording career until 1988, and won a Grammy Award in 2004 for her album Voz D’Amor. She was famed for singing songs of longing with her rich contralto vocals. Her sultry voice was often compared to blues star Billie Holliday. her funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, December 20.

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Why Cape Verde is the best place to live in Africa

The Mo Ibrahim Prize was established by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to recognise and celebrate excellence in African leadership.

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Mo Ibrahim prize to Cape Verde’s Pires

Oct11

$5m award for good leadership in Africa that was withheld the previous two years because of a lack of qualified candidates, was finally bestowed on Monday to Cape Verde’s former president for promoting democracy and development on his archipelago.

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CAPE VERDE: Jorge Carlos Fonseca wins presidential poll

Jorge Carlos Fonseca, 61, Cape Verde’s opposition leader, won the island nation’s presidential election runoff by securing 54.90 percent of the vote to beat ruling party rival Manuel Inocencio Sousa, authorities said.

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