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Boa Vista: João Pereira Silva “does not consider himself a hero” despite “putting his life at risk” in the liberation struggle

Sal Rei, Jan 21 (Inforpress) – Former Cabo Verde independence fighter João Pereira Silva says he “does not consider himself a hero”, despite “having put his life at risk” by participating in the liberation struggle of Guinea-Bissau and Cabo Verde. The ex-combatant made these statements in an interview with Inforpress on the January 20, National …

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OMC President welcomes the possibility of approving the kidney transplant bill

Praia, Jan 17 (Inforpress) – The President of the Cabo Verdean Medical Association (OMC), Danielson Veiga, today welcomed the possible approval, in the Council of Minister, of the proposed kidney transplantation law in the country. Danielson Veiga made that point in statements to the press on Thursday when asked to talk about the proposed kidney …

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APMUID goes to Santa Cruz to celebrate anniversary and to listen to the problems of women with disabilities in the county

Praia, Jan 16 (Inforpress) – The Cabo Verdean Association for the Promotion and Inclusion of Women with Disabilities (APIMUD) is holding Saturday, 18th, in Santa Cruz (countryside of Santiago), a set of activities to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its creation. The event, organized in partnership with City Hall of Santa Cruz, aims, according to …

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Judges say they are better prepared to apply the Parity Law

Praia, Jan 15 (Inforpress) – The Judges considered the training and awareness raising on the Parity Law to be fundamental, as it provided them with an instrument that allowed them to know, apply and interpret the law of social inequality between men and women. Speaking to Inforpress, the Prosecutor in the judicial district of Paul …

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Tarrafal: Prime Minister announces asphalting of Chão Bom / city center and Calheta / Tarrafal roads

Tarrafal, Jan 15 (Inforpress) – The Prime Minister has announced that the Government will “soon” launch the tender for paving the Chão Bom  / Tarrafal city center and by June the specifications for asphalting the Calheta / Tarrafal road  will be completed. Ulisses Correia e Silva, who made this announcement Tuesday during his speech at the solemn session …

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São Vicente: New medical appointments centre will reorganize health care – Health delegate

Mindelo, Jan 15 (Inforpress) – Health delegate in São Vicente, Elísio Silva, believes that the new medical appointments centre being built at the former basketball field in Mindelo will reorganize health care on the island. For the head of the health sector in the island, the Baptista de Sousa Hospital medical appointments centre is certainly …

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Fogo: Emotion and dismay at the arrival of Giovani Rodrigues’s mortal remains in the island

São Filipe, Jan 14 (Inforpress) – In an environment of weeping, pain and desolation, several hundred people from São Filipe and Mosteiros received the urn with mortal remains of the student Luís Giovani dos Santos Rodrigues, who arrived in the island around 4:55PM. Among the people who traveled to São Filipe aerodrome were the religious …

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Brava: Brava children benefited with the first playground

Nova Sintra, Jan 14 (Inforpress) – Brava Island’s first playground was inaugurated with the name “Benjamin João Gomes”, in Mato Grande. This park was built in partnership between the Cabo Verdeans United United States of America – USA Association and the City Hall of Brava. At the opening ceremony, Genie Lomba, the group’s president, pointed …

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Sal Island: Assign Ildo Lobo name to Santa Maria Pedestrian Street is more than a fair tribute – Mayor

Santa Maria, Jan 14 (Inforpress) – The mayor of Sal, Júlio Lopes, said on Sunday that assigning Ildo Lobo to Santa Maria Pedestrian Street is a more than fair tribute. Júlio Lopes made these statements in the act of unveiling the plaque entitled “Rua Pedonal Ildo Lobo”, in the context of the celebrations of the …

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Cardinal defends “too much dialogue” between institutions for more inclusion and less social disparities

Praia, Jan 10 (Inforpress) – Cardinal Dom Arlindo Furtado defended the need for “much dialogue” between the institutions and instances that promote work in order to have a “decent wage” for more inclusion and less social disparities. The Bishop of the Diocese of Santiago was speaking to reporters on Thursday in the city of Praia, …

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