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11 Sep 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • The capital Praia alone had recorded 170 cases, DW Radio said, adding that at least 14 infections were imported from the malaria endemic countries.

  • Generally, the Cape Verde carries low risk of malaria aside from the islands of Boavista and Sao Tiago, where there may be a risk between August and November.

LUANDA, Sunday

Cape Verde has this year recorded the worst malaria outbreak in over two decades, media reported

21 May 2017 description

By Evelyne Karanja

NAIROBI, 20 May 2017 – The island nation of Cabo Verde and landlocked Swaziland have joined 26 other countries in Africa that are implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year global agreement which seeks to save lives, reduce disaster losses and improve management of disaster risk by enhancing risk knowledge.

09 Apr 2017 description


  • Cereal production in 2016 estimated at near-average levels

  • Food security conditions expected to remain stable in 2016/17 marketing year (November/October) reflecting good supplies from two consecutive good harvests

An average cereal harvest gathered in 2016

22 Mar 2017 description

Benjamin Edwards, MCC Program Officer for Cabo Verde

Of the nine inhabited islands that make up the West African archipelago of Cabo Verde, the island of Sal is one of the driest. The country receives less than 9 inches of rain on average each year and has one of the highest prices of water for consumption in Africa.

08 Feb 2017 description

Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a lancé à Sao Felipe au Cabo Verde, le projet d’Aide humanitaire d’urgence pour la restauration des moyens d’existence et l’accroissement de la résilience des ménages affectés par l’éruption volcanique de l’île de Fogo.

26 Nov 2016 description


  • Harvesting of 2016 cereal and pulses crops underway; harvest prospects generally favourable

  • Food security conditions expected to remain stable in 2015/16 marketing year (November/October) reflecting good supplies from two consecutive above-average harvests and favourable trends in international food export markets

Overall prospects favourable for 2016 cereal production

17 Oct 2016 description

Women and men access, use, and benefit from water differently; yet due to existing gender disparities, their relationship to water is often unequal.

In many households, women are the primary users and managers of water for domestic activities, including cooking, cleaning, subsistence agriculture, health and sanitation; men primarily use water resources for income-generating activities such as irrigation for cash crops or supporting livestock.

17 Aug 2016 description


  • Planting of 2016 maize crop is underway

  • Food security conditions expected to remain stable for rest of 2015/16 marketing year (November/October), reflecting good supplies from exceptionally good crop and favourable trends in international food export markets

15 Aug 2016 description

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Cape Verde has evacuated 300 people from Brava in the south of the archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean for fear of a volcanic eruption after abnormal seismic activity beginning of August.

There were low intensity tremors on the coastal parts of Brava, which is the smallest island of the country. "Data from the National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics demonstrate the intensifying seismic activity on the island of Brava. If this activity continues, we could possibly have a volcanic eruption."

08 Aug 2016 description
report MapAction

Monday, 08 August 2016 10:57

MapAction has sent a volunteer mapping professional to Cape Verde to support the United Nations following seismic activity and the risk that this may stimulate a volcanic eruption.

Between 1-2 August abnormal seismic activity was recorded on the island of Brava, the most southern island of Cape Verde. Scientist and experts are monitoring the situation and have advised that the authorities should be prepared for a possible volcanic eruption. Contingency plans are being drawn up for an evacuation of the island’s 6,000 inhabitants if required.

04 Aug 2016 description

• On 01 and 02 August abnormal seismic activity has been recorded on Brava, the most southern island of Cape Verde with a population of 6 000 people.

• The epicentre is located between Cova Joana and Benfica. About 300 people from these two places were evacuated.

• Brava is a stratovolcano; No historical eruptions have been documented.

• The volcano lies in the lee of the bigger Fogo volcano, which has had eruptions in the past years (1995; 2014). The EUCPM was activated in 2014.

23 Jun 2016 description

FAO Director-General offers country assistance with fisheries and in tackling zika-bearing mosquitos

23 June 2016, Rome - Cape Verde joined the Port State Measures Agreement today, as President Jorge Carlos Fonseca personally delivered his country’s ratification papers for the treaty to FAO in a visit to Rome.

20 May 2016 description

BRAZZAVILLE / 20 May 2016 - Sequencing of the virus in Cabo Verde by Institut Pasteur, Dakar confirms that the Zika virus currently circulating in Cabo Verde is the same as the one circulating in the Americas - the Asian type- and was most likely imported from Brazil. This is the first time that the Zika strain responsible for the outbreaks linked to neurological disorders and microcephaly has been detected in Africa.

20 May 2016 description

20 mai 2016 – L'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) a confirmé vendredi que le virus Zika, de souche asiatique, a été importé du continent américain au Cabo-Verde, un archipel de l'Afrique de l'Ouest.

Le séquençage du virus au Cabo-Verde par l'Institut Pasteur de Dakar confirme que le virus Zika circulant actuellement au Cabo-Verde est le même que celui circulant sur le continent américain et a très probablement été importé du Brésil, a précisé l'OMS dans un communiqué de presse.

22 Mar 2016 description



Le 15 mars, le Sénat a approuvé 50 millions $ pour la relocalisation, la réhabilitation et la réinstallation des personnes déplacées dans les états de l’Adamaoua, Borno et Yobe - les plus touchés par la violence de Boko Haram.



18 Mar 2016 description

Geneva 18 March 2016: Responding to a request from the Ministry of Health in Cabo Verde, the World Health Organization (WHO) is sending a team to Cabo Verde, with joint participation of experts from WHO AFRO and the Institut Pasteur, Dakar.

13 Mar 2016 description


  • Cereal production recovered strongly in 2015 following favourable weather conditions

  • Food security conditions expected to improve in 2015/16 marketing year (November/October), reflecting good supplies from exceptionally good crop and favourable trends in international food export markets

Adequate rains in 2015 resulted in above‑average cereal production