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Stories about Cape Verde

Morna, a music style from Cabo Verde, recognized as World Heritage

Cesária Évora was one of the genre's best-known interpreters.

Fonseca Says High Voter Abstention Doesn't Diminish His Presidential Win in Cape Verde

Jorge Carlos Fonseca won a recent presidential election in Cape Verde with 74 percent of the votes, renewing his term for another five years.

‘I'll Stay as Long as the Queen Allows Me to Stay’ and Other Brexit Reactions From the Portuguese-Speaking World

"Brexit...whatever happens from now on, no one can erase these results from citizens' memories."

Take a Look at the Africa the Media Never Shows You

Western media tends to portray Africa as a dark, hopeless place. African Twitter users have rallied under the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou to prove that's not true.

The Africanized Experience of Lisbon

The media and racial stereotypes [pt], through the perspective and experience of two specialists in the area of the study of race, both Afroportuguese, born in Lisbon, Portugal. is the topic...

Understanding Human Rights in Portuguese-Speaking Countries

[All links lead to Portuguese language pages, except where otherwise stated] The Portuguese language version of the educational manual for human rights “Understanding Human Rights” is available online. The website...

5 Energy Treasures in Africa You Haven't Heard About

Most African countries still suffer frequent power outages which inhibit economic growth. They are not, however, lacking in resources. This post outlines some of those least known in Africa.

Re-Imagining Lusophony and Decolonizing the Mind

The Fourth International Congress in Cultural Studies – Colonialisms, Post-colonialisms and Lusophonies has a call for paper submissions open until October 15, 2013 November 15, 2013 [deadline has been extended]: To demystify, to dehierarchize,...

In Global Downturn, Sustainable Development Begins at Home

It is becoming even more clear that sustainable development in the world's poorest countries should not be based on external wealth or redistribution, but must instead be generated at home.

Cape Verde: A Short Documentary

Cape Verde: Blogging for Soul Healing, Facebook as a Catwalk

Capeverdean blogger Jorge from Diário de um Thug notes [pt] that the country's blogs are dying everyday. Should Facebook be blamed? for the ones who enjoy writing, that problem is...

Portuguese, a Global Language?

A community page on Facebook, Língua Portuguesa: Uma Língua Global? (Portuguese Language: A Global Language?) [pt], provides a diversity of materials to promote the debate about the expansion of Portuguese...

Cape Verde: “A Real Hell for Stray Animals”

Cape Verde: white beaches, beautiful sea and luxuriant vegetation: a paradise for humans but a real hell for stray animals. The alert (with photos) comes from the International Organization for...

Brazil: “Kilombos”, Stories of Slaves Bridging Three Continents

In this article, we make a secular journey across three continents with 'Kilombos', a documentary released in March in Portugal, which "transports us through the oral history of the African...

Cape Verde: Calling Out Creative Writers

Cape Verdean blogger and journalist Odair Varela has launched a creative writing competition [pt] that will last for one month. The first of four weekly challenges consists of writing about...

Cape Verde: Imagery from Carnival's Celebrations

The Great Adventure of Cape Verde's blog has posted a series of photos and one short clip featuring Carnival's celebrations.

Online Highlights from the Portuguese-Speaking World in 2011

2011 has been another year in which bloggers and activists from a number of Portuguese-speaking countries have come together to report, translate and promote blogs and citizen media from all...

Cape Verde: The Musical Legacy of Cesária Évora

After the death of Cesária Évora, symbol of Cape Verdean music, on December 17, there was an abundance of tributes and declarations by her faithful audience from almost every corner...

Lusophone Heritage of “Portugality” Around the World

A Facebook group and a mapping website called “Portugality” have been created to explore the cultures that result from the “global cultural fusion started by Portuguese navigations of the XVth....

Cape Verde: Delicious Blogging on Local Gastronomy

Would you like to try the Cape Verdean famous dish, cachupa? Odair Varela explains the process of preparation in a photopost [pt]. For more on gastronomy from Cape Verde, visit...

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