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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

What we learned from day five of Afcon 2013

South Africa’s form has been dismal for a while now. Pre-Afcon, Elliot Ross concluded here that “they’re rubbish.” Johannesburg-based football writer Njabulo Ngidi basically confirmed as much in a preview for us of Bafana Bafana’s chances. After the aimless goalless draw against Cape Verde on opening day, that football sage Jonathan Wilson wrote (in Sports Illustrated,

Saturday, January 19th, 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. The way coach Lucio Antunes cast a...

Saturday, January 19th, 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 Africa Cup of Nations match. Being recognised...

Monday, July 9th, 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 rankings, while Norway and Germany (Modern Talking,...

Saturday, July 7th, 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 have been no traces of anti-Semitism in...

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Sodade

Saudade. European Portuguese: , Brazilian Portuguese: , Galician: ; a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone one loves, often carrying a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return;...

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