Cabo Verde

In: Africa Yearbook Volume 18
Gerhard Seibert
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In Cabo Verde the ruling Movimento para a Democracia (MpD) won the legislative elections in April 2021, while former prime minister José Maria Neves (Partido Africano da Independência de Cabo Verde – PAICV) was elected president in October. In July the government reprivatized the ailing national airline by taking over the 51% stake sold to Loftleidir Icelandic in 2019. The construction of a large cruise ship terminal in São Vicente budgeted at € 27m was awarded to a Portuguese-Cabo Verdean consortium. The crucial tourism sector began to recover slowly from the COVID-19 crisis but still lagged far behind pre-pandemic figures.

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Africa Yearbook Volume 18

Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2021



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