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Vol 57 No 9

Published 29th April 2016

All change in Praia

One more change of government through the ballot box has taken place and a liberation movement retreats

As the country took stock after the shooting of eleven people on 26 April, the new Movimento para a Democracia (MpD) government denied the assassin was politically motivated and called for calm. The MpD appears secure after its historic trouncing of the Partido Africano para a Independência de Cabo Verde in last month's general elections. The PAICV had led the country ever since Independence in 1975 except for a ten-year hiatus from 1991 to 2001.

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