ENTREPRENEURS OF CAPE VERDE
Check out Atlantico Weekly’s new feature: Entrepreneurs of Cape Verde, which will be a series of short interviews with entrepreneurs in Cape Verde, both homegrown and foreign. This week we start off with Josephine Sturiale.
And yes, Atlantico Weekly is looking for more entrepreneurs of Cape Verde to interview. Those interested may contact Atlantico Weekly (atlanticoweekly at gmail.com).
So far, three candidates have voiced their desire to govern the municipality of Ribeira Grande de Santo Antão in the 2012 municipal elections. Current Mayor Orlando Delgado, of the MpD, will run for a third term in office, and will have the PAICV’s Manuel Natividade Costa Delgado and independent António Rodrigues as his possible opponents (A Semana).
Minister of Justice José Carlos Correia this morning voiced Cape Verdean authorities’ intention to install an incinerator for illegal drugs and other harmful products in the near future. Correia spoke to journalists during the destruction of more than 1,500 kilograms of cocaine that presented a 96% degree of purity (A Semana).
SPLIT SECOND POLL
Only after the Portuguese State Budget is approved will it be possible to know to what degree the current crisis in Portugal will affect its cooperation program with Cape Verde, the new Portuguese Ambassador to Cape Verde, Bernardo Lucena, told reporters following a courtesy visit to Prime Minister José Maria Neves (A Semana).
Cape Verde will host on November 23rd, the Thirteenth General Assembly of the International Council of Architects of Portuguese Language countries (CIALP), which will also be attended by representatives from Goa and Macau (Inforpress).
The European Union (EU) has congratulated Cape Verde for ratifying the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ratification makes Cape Verde the 119th State Party to the Rome Statute (Afrique en Ligne).
Carlos de Graca Lopes took over as director of Sao Martinho Prison in Cape Verde in 2001 and ruled with his iron hand, according to a government indictment filed against him in Cape Verde. More than 150 times, the indictment alleges, he ordered or executed the beating and torture of prisoners, including spraying them in the face with water so they could not breathe and handcuffing them to an iron bar for weeks (Los Angeles Times).
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Waldir Pimenta, a young Cape Verdean with a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Minho in Portugal, has won one of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge awards, given by one of Europe’s largest organizations in the realm of research applied to engineering (A Semana).