Cape Verde' major opposition Movement for Democracy (MpD) party won parliamentary elections, results showed overnight, taking back power next 15 years.
With almost all votes counted from Sunday's poll, MpD had 53.7 %, versus 37 % for the former ruling African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV).
The West African archipelago, 570 km (350 miles) off Senegal, has avoided the coups and civil wars plaguing its neighbors on the mainland.
The new hotel of the Resort Group (https://www.theresortgroupplc.com/) that is being built on the island of Sal, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) – the Llana Beach Hotel – will be ready in November, Cape Verdean newspaper Expresso das Ilhas reported.
The project, costing an estimated 80 million euros, covers an area of almost 75,000 square metres and will offer its guests 600 suites, seven swimming pools, night clubs, five restaurants, conference rooms and water sports, amongst other facilities.
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Part new measures is a decision to strip new arrivals of any cash and valuables worth additional than 10,000 kroner (US$1,450), purportedly to pay for their upkeep. Switzerland and some southern German states have introduced similar policies.
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Ambassador : H.E Julio MoraisFull name: The Republic of Cape Verde
Population: 501,000 (UN, 2011)
Area: 4,033 sq km (1,557 sq miles)
Major languages: Portuguese, Crioulo (a mixture of archaic Portuguese and African words)
Major religions: Christianity
Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 Cape Verdean escudo = 100 centavos
Main exports: Shoes, clothes, fish, bananas, hides, pozzolana (volcanic rock, used to make cement)
GNI per capita: US $3,270 (World Bank, 2010)
Internet domain: .cv
International dialling code: +238
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The two nations had close political interactions. In March, President Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca sent a letter of congratulations to Xi Jinping on his election as the Chinese president. In April, President Fonseca sent a letter of condolences to President Xi Jinping over the earthquake in Lushan, Sichuan Province.
Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) wants to diversify its economic relations, with particular focus on the “South-South” axis and on Angola and China, to reduce dependence on European nations, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Because of its dependence on Portugal and Italy, nations that have experienced crises in recent years affecting the tourism sector, the Cape Verdean economy lost its momentum and the government believes it can return to it by strengthening “South-South” links.
In June, Cabo Verde and Angola signed a memorandum of considerate in Luanda to expand cooperation and bilateral investment , following a wave of Angolan investment in the archipelago, in which Isabel dos Santos, the major Angolan businesswoman, had a starring role.
At the same time as a statement by the world’s most influential development agency provides evidence that a lot of of its staff are “biased” in their perceptions of the poor and their needs, one may expect eyebrows to be raised. At the same time as the president of that institution — the World Bank, no less — acknowledges the flaw and goes on to call for “measures to mitigate these biases, such as additional rigorously diagnosing the mindsets of the people we are trying to help”, jaws should be dropping.
The re-opening of the Benguela railway in 2014 will remain as China’s flagship project in Angola, but as well as a symbol of a year in which the relationship between China and Portuguese-speaking nations continued to increase.
Chinese ties with Angola, Mozambique and Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) involve Macau and Portugal, which in 2014 saw Chinese investment in the country rise to 10 billion euros, with several new deals expected in 2015, this time in the financial sector.
The climate is temperate with warm and dry summer; precipitation meager and very erratic.
Cape Verde to remain part the majority stable nations in Africa in 2012-13. Next internationally acclaimed presidential and parliamentary elections in 2011-which have led to a system of cohabitation with a parliamentary majority for the Partido Africano da Independência de Cabo Verde (PAICV) but the presidency held by Jorge Carlos Fonseca from the Movimento para a Democracia (MPD)-the country is presently moving towards municipal elections in May and June.
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