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Cabo Verde Bets On Preparedness to Face Emergencies

[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. (AllAfrica)

Google Doodle Pays Tribute to 'Barefoot Diva' Cesaria Evora

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Internet giant, Google, is celebrating what would have been the 78th birthday of Cape Verdean vocalist and recording artist, Cesária Évora. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Envoys Assume Key Africa Posts – But Not South Africa

[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. (AllAfrica)

Cabo Verde Sets the Bar for Ending Mother-to-Child Transmission of Viral Hepatitis

[WHO] "Vaccinating is protecting who you love the most. Everyone should do it," implores Orisa Brito, a mother of three children living in Praia, the capital of Cabo Verde. Her youngest child, Lila, is a healthy 5-month-old who received a dose of hepatitis B vaccine within hours of her birth and is due for another dose in a month. (AllAfrica)

Universal Health Coverage Identified As Strategic Programmatic Area

[WHO] The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) working group in Cabo Verde on the pillar on Sustainable Development of Human Capital 'People', coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO), identified Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as a Strategic Programmatic Area until 2022. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique Private Sector Development Acceleration Attracts Portugal

[The Exchange] The African Development Bank and the governments of Mozambique and Portugal have signed a Mozambique-specific Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact. (AllAfrica)

Team Nigeria Set for Beach Games in Cape Verde

[Guardian] Team Nigeria is set to take part in the first 2019 Africa Beach Games scheduled to hold at the Santa Maria Beach in Sal Island, Cape Verde from June 14 to 23. (AllAfrica)

WHO Innovation Challenge to Announce 30 Finalists At the Africa Health Forum in Cabo Verde

[WHO] The top 30 health-oriented innovations selected from a field of more than 2 400 entries to the first-ever WHO Innovation Challenge will be presented on opening day of the second WHO Africa Health Forum in Praia, Cabo Verde, on 26 March 2019. (AllAfrica)

Russian Sailors Arrested, 9.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized

[Deutsche Welle] Authorities in Cape Verde arrested 11 Russian sailors after seizing over 9.5 tons of cocaine aboard their ship. A source cited by Interfax said the suspects were "processing" the events while in lockup. (AllAfrica)

China, Cape Verde Vow to Deepen Friendly Ties

[Focac] Wan Gang, vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, conveyed to Fonseca and Silva respectively greetings and best wishes from Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. (AllAfrica)

Stars Seek Away Win in Cape Verde

[Daily News] TANZANIA national team, Taifa Stars are seeking the first away win in their mu st win tie against hosts Cape Verde at Praia Stadium. Captained by Belgian-based professional, Mbwana Samatta, Stars will be trying to break their 2019 AFCON qualifiers drought during the today's encounter. (AllAfrica)

Economic Crisis Looms, Govt, States, Companies May Collapse - Ibrahim

[This Day] Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global Fleet/Energy Group, Jimoh Ibrahim says economic crisis looms in the country due to an imminent world economic recession, expected before the end of this year. Ibrahim, who is a PH.D student at the Cambridge University, discusses how to avert the impending crisis and other issues with Onyebuchi Ezigbo (AllAfrica)

A Celebration of Cesaria Evora, Cape Verde's Barefoot Diva

[This is Africa] Cesaria Evora was a Cape Verdean singer and Grammy Award-winning artist known for singing the island's little-known blues style, morna. She earned the nickname "Barefoot Diva", based on her fondness for going without shoes while giving voice to the emotional chronicles of her country's bitter history. (AllAfrica)

Angola Defends Real Cooperation Plan At CPLP

[ANGOP] Sal Island, Cabo Verde -The President of the Republic of Angola, João Lourenço, defended on Tuesday, in Sal Island (Cabe Verde) a realistic cooperation plan in the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP). (AllAfrica)

President of Republic Leaves for Cabo Verde

[ANGOP] Luanda -The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, left early this morning to Sal Island, Cabo Verde to participate in the XII Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), set for this Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Angola's Minister Melo Highlights Public Press Role

[ANGOP] Ilha Do Sal -Angola's minister of Media João Melo said Friday in Cabo Verde that the state-run press should continue to play its role in the coming decades. (AllAfrica)

Govt Backs Cape Verde in Bid for Tarrafal As World Heritage Site

[ANGOP] Cabinda -The republics of Angola and Cabo Verde manifested on Tuesday in Cabinda, Angolan northern province, the intention to file a joint bid in UNESCO for the former Tarrafal Camp, in Cabo Verde, to be recognised as a World Heritage Site. (AllAfrica)

Cabo Verde Reaffirms Reinforcement of Cultural Cooperation With Angola

[ANGOP] Mbanza Kongo -The minister of culture of Cabo Verde's, Abraão Vicente, reaffirmed this Sunday in Mbanza Kongo the commitment to reinforce cooperation with Angola in the various cultural domains, with particular emphasis on museology and preservation of cultural heritage. (AllAfrica)

HBD Invests Close to 17-Million Euro in Sundy Praia - General Manager

[Ghanaian Times] HBD, the tourism development company, says it will continue to invest in hotel and tourism facilities on the island of Sao Tome and Principe to help preserve and enhance the ecosystem of the surrounding waters and islets. (AllAfrica)

How the Elite Take Billions Offshore

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] From Cape Verde's white-sand beaches to Niger's vast deserts, West African countries are plundered by companies and individuals, while governments do little to stem the flow. (AllAfrica)

Angola and Cabo Verde Discuss Cultural Cooperation

[ANGOP] Luanda -The strengthening of bilateral cooperation in a wide range of fields has topped the agenda of the meeting on Friday between the Angolan Secretary of State for Culture, Maria da Piedade de Jesus, and Cabo Verdean Culture Minister, Abraão Vicente. (AllAfrica)

Cap Verdean and Congolese Music Streaming Platform Launched

[Digital Content Africa] Cap Verdean music industry veteran Elodie Dasilva, CEO of music label LusAfrica and DRC's Djo Moupondo of La Clique Musique have come together to launch a low-cost music streaming platform. Russell Southwood spoke to La Clique Musique's Djo Moupondo about how it will work and the scale of their ambitions. (AllAfrica)

Cape Verde Sees Seychelles As a Tourism Model, Foreign Minister Says After Visit With President

[Seychelles News Agency] Cape Verde hopes to learn from the sustainable tourism model of Seychelles, said the Cape Verdean minister of tourism on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Cabo Verde and Angola Establish Strategic Partnership

[ANGOP] Luanda -Cabo Verde and Angola managed to establish a strategic partnership, besides strengthening the traditional bilateral relations, during last week's visit to Angola of the Cabo Verdean Premier, José Ulisses Correia e Silva. (AllAfrica)

Cape Verde - How the Island Nation Is Fighting Dengue Fever

[IFRC] At first glance, the inhabitants of Cape Verde's capital Praia seem serene and undaunted. But as soon as the conversation turns towards dengue fever, they become deeply worried and anxious. (AllAfrica)

Liberia Faces Cape Verde in Wafu U20 Draw

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The West African Football Union (WAFU) Zone -A under 20 tournament group-stage draw has been made in Monrovia, with host Liberia facing Cape Verde in the opening match of the tournament, while Senegal will meet Mail in group B. (AllAfrica)

WAFU U-20 Draw - Liberia Face Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone in Group A

[Observer] The draw for the WAFU/FOX U-20 Tournament was held in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, with host Liberia paired against Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, and Sierra Leone in Group A, while Senegal, Mali, Gambia, and Guinea paired in Group B. (AllAfrica)

Tillerson Pledges U.S. Support for Quick Release of Dapchi, Chibok Girls

[This Day] The United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, arrived Abuja, Nigeria's capital Monday, where he pledged the support of the U.S. in securing the quick release of the Dapchi and remaining Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists and expressed hope that a deal for their release would be struck soon. (AllAfrica)

Cape Verde Wants to Help Angola in Local Elections

[ANGOP] Cabinda -Angola can count on the experience of the Republic of Cape Verde in the implementation of the administrative decentralization process that will culminate with the local elections, said Cape Verdean ambassador Jorge Eduardo Aubyn de Figueiredo. (AllAfrica)

New Leaders Revive Process to Improve Governance, But More Work Needed

[SAIIA] In the Americas, when a young Latina girl turns 15, she celebrates her fiesta de quinceañera , a coming of age ceremony. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Africa's most important governance self-evaluation and promotion instrument -- the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) -- will also officially turn 15 on 9 March 2018. (AllAfrica)

Angola/Cabo Verde Direct Flights to Resume

[ANGOP] Benguela -The Cabo Verdean ambassador to Angola, Jorge Figueiredo, announced on Friday in Benguela that the Luanda/Praia direct flights are to resume soon. (AllAfrica)