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Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Population: 0.55 mn.
GDP: $1.75 bn.
Debt: $1.76 bn.

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Comradely disunity

The party that once dominated Cape Verdean politics has had a disastrous year and faces a divisive power struggle

In a speech delivered in Cuba in 1966, the father of Guinea-Bissau's and Cape Verde's independence movement, Amilcar Cabral, offered delegates an African saying: 'When your house i...

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 ca...

Hair shirts of the Atlantic

After 40 years of Independence and political change, the government is continuing the revolutionary tradition of low pay for its leaders

The idea was simple, attractive and at one with the socialist sensibilities of the country's liberators 40 years ago: the President would earn no more than, say, a doctor. Yet the ...

Party postpones post-mortem

The governing party is papering over the divisions that appeared during the presidential election

The schism in the Partido Africano de Independência de Cabo Verde (PAICV) resulting from the presidential election remains unresolved. It probably won’t be addressed until local el...

Fonseca’s win tests nerves

For the first time in 20 years, the President and Prime Minister are from different parties

The victory of Jorge Carlos Fonseca over Manuel Inocêncio Sousa in the presidential run-off on 21 August with 54% of the vote will test the political nerves of both their parties. ...

A small success

In July the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is to re-categorise Cape Verde as a Medium Developed Country. While this reflects well on his economic management, P...

Micro-state struggles

As the succession heats up, another head of state seeks to amend the constitution

The contest to succeed Prime Minister Carlos Veiga is heating up. The ailing Veiga (he is said to have diabetes and regularly visits his doctors in Portugal) announced in April tha...

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