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Swimming: Érica Soares fulfills the trajectory Quebra Canela (Praia) – Cidade Velha in six and a half hours

Praia, Sep 2 (Inforpress) – The young Cabo Verdean international swimmer Érica Soares completed Sunday, in a time of about six and a half hours, the open sea route from Quebra Canela (Praia) to Cidade Velha (12 kilometers) ), and promises to surprise, perhaps, with 25Km. It was around 7:30, when this 18-year-old athlete from …

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Seventh Cabo Verdean Sport Gala with 16 categories to reward athletes and professionals linked to the sector

Mindelo, Aug 30 (Inforpress) – The seventh edition of the Cabo Verdean Sport Gala, scheduled for November 9, at the Liceu Velho Square in Sao Vicente, will have 16 categories to reward athletes and sports professionals in Cabo Verde and Diaspora. At a press conference in Mindelo, the head of the Cabo Verdean Sport Gala …

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Maio: Frequent feed stock shortages leave livestock farmers “unhappy” and no alternatives

Porto Inglês, Aug 28 (Inforpress) – Frequent stock feed shortages in the local market leave livestock farmers “unhappy” in Maio, who say they are going through “major constraints” to feed their animals. Distressed by this situation, which has been recurring frequently in recent months, livestock farmers turned to Inforpress to express their displeasure. On behalf of …

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Minister Olavo Correia criticized for promoting alcohol

Praia, Aug 28 (Inforpress) – The coordinator of the “Less Alcohol More Life” campaign in Cabo Verde, Manuel Faustino, criticized Tuesday Finance Minister Olavo Correia for promoting a brand of alcoholic beverages in Cabo Verde in his Facebook page. Asked by the Lusa agency about this promotion by the member of the Cabo Verdean Government, …

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Google honors Cesária Évora on the day she turned 78

Praia,  Aug 27 (Inforpress) – Cabo Verdean singer Cesária Évora, who died in December 2011, is today honored by the US multinational online services and software company, Google, which would celebrate the 78th anniversary if she were alive. Google made a mind-blowing doodle to celebrate the Cabo Verdean singer’s 78th birthday on August 27th. Google …

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Fogo: Nearly two thousand fruit plants distributed to families in Santa Catarina

São Filipe, Aug 27 (Inforpress) – The municipality of Santa Catarina do Fogo has made available about 2.000 fruit plants (1.800) to families under the fruit development project funded by the United States Embassy in Cabo Verde. The amount provided by the Embassy was US $ 7.000, more than 600 thousand Cabo Verdean escudos, to …

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São Vicente: AfDB funds preliminary studies to install prototype desalinated water production

Mindelo, Aug 23 (Inforpress) – Studies for the implementation in 2020 of the prototype desalinated water production from sea wave mechanics are starting this month in São Vicente, said coordinator Óscar Melício. The project is funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) for about 90 million escudos. In an interview with Inforpress, the study coordinator …

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PAICV accuses Government of promoting “intransparency and nationalization” in privatization processes

Praia, Aug 22 (Inforpress) – The African Independence Party of Cabo Verde (PAICV-opposition party) accused the government of promoting “intransparency and nationalization” in privatization processes, “alienating domestic companies and financing foreign companies with domestic resources”. At a press conference in Praia, PAICV Secretary-General Julião Varela said that “by interpreting Cabo Verdean sentiment”, his party expressed …

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Porto Novo: Livestock farmers insist on the creation of a credit line for the livestock sector

Porto Novo, Aug 21 (Inforpress) – The creation of a credit line for the livestock sector is one of the livestock farmers’ concerns in Porto Novo, Santo Antão, who say they face “serious difficulties” in saving their animals in these years of drought. After two years of drought, the livestock farmers from Porto Novo, even …

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“The fight against alcoholism in Cabo Verde is a very difficult fight” – President of the Republic

Praia, Aug 21 (Inforpress) – The President of the Republic, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, considered that the fight against alcoholism in Cabo Verde is a “marathon race” and a “tough fight”. “The fight against alcoholism in Cabo Verde is a marathon race, not a 100 or 200 meter race. And it is a very difficult fight”, …

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