Six west African nations, among which Cape Verde, agreed to delineate their maritime boundaries in what are thought to be oil-and-gas rich Atlantic coastal waters. The accord, overseen by Norway, a major energy producer, seeks to allow Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mauritania and Senegal to share the huge ocean area. Norway will help the costly work of mapping the continental shelf (AFP).
Cape Verde has already nearly halved the proportion of people living in extreme poverty, as well as the proportion of people living below the minimum level of dietary consumption. It has managed to successfully overcome its “double insularity” – it is far from its African neighbors, and individual islands are far from each other -especially in regard to the cost of basic economic inputs, transportation and communications, through good governance, proper management of internal and external resources, and strong global partnerships (AllAfrica).
The first-ever voluntary tree-planting campaign on Santo Antão’s Eastern Plateau, which took place after heavy rainfall in the region, was a success (A Semana).
The rains that fell on the island of Santo Antão caused damage in various parts of the island. The most complicated situation is on the island’s Eastern Plateau (A Semana).
The São Vicente wind farm will be officially born on Tuesday, September 28 in the Monte Selada district of the island. The partners in the project – the Department of Energy, Electra and InfraCo – will also publicly present the project for the construction of four wind farms in Cape Verde (A Semana).