Cape Verde

The village that keeps rising from the volcanic ashes

2019-05-03 22:54

Four years after the volcano erupted – razing everything in its path in Cape Verde's Cha das Caldeiras valley – the floor tiles of the small, rebuilt inn are warm to the touch.

West African bloc's 2020 single currency goal fails

2017-10-24 20:00

The 15-nation West African bloc Ecowas has told regional leaders that the goal of establishing a single currency among their economies in 2020 had failed.

We're in a great position, we need to capitalise - Bafana midfielder

A long flight and hot and humid conditions are just some of the challenges facing Bafana Bafana ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde in Praia on Friday evening, but the team are determined to collect full points. Watch.

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Musicians chase fame on west Africa's musical islands

2017-04-16 15:57

Every April, the tiny island capital of Cape Verde is taken over for a week by musicians of all stripes, trailing dreams of record deals and sold-out stadiums.

President Fonseca eyes second term in Cape Verde vote

2016-10-02 16:44

Cape Verde's president Jorge Carlos Fonseca is seeking a second term - without a main opposition candidate - as the country heads to the polls.

Developing countries fuel west Africa as cocaine hub

2016-06-24 07:38

Developing markets are fuelling an increase in cocaine trafficking through west Africa, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says in a new report.

Cape Verde police nab suspect in slaying of 11

2016-04-27 22:10

Police in Cape Verde have captured a soldier suspected of killing 11 people at a military barracks in the West African island nation, an official at Cape Verde's Defence Ministry says.

Tropical storm Grace moving across Atlantic

2015-09-06 21:07

Tropical Storm Grace is moving westward across the far eastern Atlantic.

Fred lashes Cape Verde

2015-09-01 05:22

Hurricane Fred, the second of the Atlantic season, is lashing the Cape Verde Islands with strong wind and heavy rain.

Son of Cape Verde PM seriously wounded

2014-12-31 22:29

The son of Cape Verde's prime minister has been seriously wounded by an unknown attacker who shot him outside his home.


19th-century Jewish graves rededicated in Cape Verde

2018-11-07 18:38

Two Jewish cemeteries dating back to the 19th century in the Cape Verde islands have undergo restoration in project funded by the Moroccan king to preserve the archipelago's cultural heritage.

WATCH: This is an opportunity to prove people wrong - Bafana assistant coach

Bafana Bafana have an opportunity to prove their doubters wrong in their World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde, says assistant coach Andre Arendse. Watch.

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WATCH: Bafana Bafana touch down in Cape Verde Islands

Bafana Bafana landed in Cape Verde on Tuesday night for the first leg of their World Cup qualifier against the Islanders. Watch for more.

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US releases Gitmo prisoner to Cape Verde

2016-12-05 08:47

A prisoner from Yemen at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre has been released and sent to the West African nation of Cape Verde.

Cape Verde opposition leader resigns over poll defeat

2016-09-06 06:34

Cape Verde's opposition leader Janira Hopffer Almada submitted her resignation on Monday, a day after the liberal Movement for Democracy (MFD) clinched a landslide victory in municipal elections.

Zika cases under control on Cape Verde

2016-05-24 21:24

The only African cases of the Zika virus strain linked to surging cases of neurological disorders and birth defects are under control on Cape Verde.

Military barracks in Cape Verde attacked

2016-04-26 23:03

Media reports in West Africa's Cape Verde islands say police there have found eight dead soldiers and three dead civilians at a military barracks.

West African archipelago hit in rare hurricane strike

2015-09-01 11:25

The West African archipelago of Cape Verde has been pounded by powerful winds and heavy rain in a rare hurricane strike, local officials say.

African gets own met service

2015-02-14 20:08

African countries have agreed to strengthen their meteorological services to reduce the impact of extreme weather events at a meeting of ministers in Cape Verde.

Volcanic eruption in Cape Verde destroys villages

2014-12-16 16:18

The biggest eruption of Cape Verde volcano Pico do Fogo in decades has destroyed two villages and threatens a forest reserve, officials say.

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