1 minute read January 19, 2013 What We’ve Learned From Day One Of The 2013 African Nations Cup South Africa’s Bafana Bafana were sloppy and did not take their opponents seriously. It was a woeful display. Cape Verde on the other hand were purposeful and deserved their point…… Read More 5 minutes read January 19, 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Preview: Cape Verde’s Blue Sharks ready to make a big splash By Amílcar Tavares* Almost one fifth of Cape Verde’s population would fit in the stands of The Calabash, the 95,000-capacity stadium where the Blue Sharks will today play their first ever….. Read More 3 minutes read July 9, 2012 Cabo Verde music: Nha morna, nha Terra I’ve long thought the UN or the OECD ought to measure, as a development indicator, nations’ musical (and cultural) influence per capita. Cape Verde (and Jamaica) would surely top the….. Read More 7 minutes read July 7, 2012 The Photographs of Mary Beth Meehan In his 2009 anatomy of the financial crisis, First As Tragedy, Then As Farce, Slavoj Žižek noted that ‘it is a sign of the maturity of the US public that there….. Read More 6 minutes read June 6, 2012 Sodade Saudade. European Portuguese: [sɐwˈðaðɨ], Brazilian Portuguese: [sawˈdadʒi], Galician: [sawˈðaðe]; a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone one loves, often carrying a repressed knowledge that….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read December 17, 2011 R.I.P. Cesária Évora This morning, Cape Verdean singer Cesária Évora passed away in Mandelo, São Vicente, the island were she was born. One of the many meanings of “Sodade” — that most difficult….. Read More 1 minute read July 5, 2011 July 5th, Cape Verde Like we said everyone wanted to get independent in June and July. It’s also Cape Verde’s independence today. We know young Cape Verdeans want to protest tonight since there’s not much….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.