Portuguese Empire

By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
May 18th, 2012
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About 70 soldiers from Burkina Faso were deployed in Guinea-Bissau on Thursday, the advance party of a 600-strong West African force that is due to replace Angolan troops and oversee a transition back to civilian rule. Plagued by decades of coups and instability and now also a major hub for cocaine s...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
May 14th, 2012
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Bissau – West Africa’s regional bloc has named a politician in Guinea-Bissau to lead the transitional government after a coup. The group met earlier in the week in the West African nation and named Serifo Nhamadjo to the post for one year. He was among a group of presidential candidates w...
By benim
In Guinea-Bissau
Sep 19th, 2011
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Bissau – Guinea-Bissau’s president Malam Bacai Sanha returned home on Sunday after undergoing a three-week medical treatment in Senegal, an AFP correspondent said. The 64-year-old leader was evacuated to Senegal on August 31 after falling ill, his entourage said at the time, without givin...
By benim
In Cape Verde
Aug 7th, 2011
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Cape Verde islanders voted for a new president Sunday as Pedro Pires wrapped up two terms at the helm of a nation hailed for its stable democracy, with his ruling party facing a split vote. Polling stations opened up to an hour later than the scheduled 7:00 am local time (0800 GMT) throughout the ex-...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Mar 1st, 2011
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Bissau – Two years after the assassination of Guinea Bissau President Joao Bernardo Vieira and army chief of staff General Batista Tagme Na Waie, investigations have reached a dead end due to lack of evidence. On the night of March 1 2009, the army chief was killed by a bomb explosion at his he...
By benim
In Cape Verde
Feb 7th, 2011
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Praia – Cape Verde’s socialist party said on Monday it had won an absolute majority in parliamentary polls, extending its 10-year rule of the diverse archipelago of beaches, valleys and volcanic rock. Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves, 50, leader of the African Party for the Independence of...
By benim
In Cape Verde
Oct 15th, 2010
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Poor in natural resources, prone to drought and with little arable land, the Cape Verde islands are heavily dependent on food imports, sometimes in the form of aid. The former Portuguese colony comprises 10 islands and five islets, all but three of which are mountainous. Overview During the 20th cent...