Africa in pictures : Cap Verde

Cap Verde Islands

The uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century; Cape Verde subsequently became a trading center for African slaves and later an important coaling and resupply stop for whaling and transatlantic shipping. Following independence in 1975, and a tentative interest in unification with Guinea-Bissau, a one-party system was established and maintained until multi-party elections were held in 1990. Cape Verde continues to exhibit one of Africa’s most stable democratic governments. Repeated droughts during the second half of the 20th century caused significant hardship and prompted heavy emigration. As a result, Cape Verde’s expatriate population is greater than its domestic one. Most Cape Verdeans have both African and Portuguese antecedents. (CIA World Factbook)

 

A basic map of Cape Verde

A basic map of Cape Verde (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Praia by F H MiraPhoto by F H Mira

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Porto Novo, Cap-Vert by JM FumeauPhoto by JM Fumeau

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South Coast of Santiago Island by D-StanleyPhoto by D-Stanley

 

Cap Verde is known for its fabulous beaches with white sand and blue seas.

 

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