Angola joins investment-focused Lusophone Compact

Angola joins investment-focused Lusophone Compact

Angola is the latest of Africa’s Portuguese-speaking nations to sign on to the Lusophone Compact, which seeks to boost private-sector development in partnership with Portugal and the African Development Bank (AfDB). The compact is an initiative that links the six Portuguese-speaking nations – Angola, Cabo Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique,…

Update: Leslie passes Madeira, heads for Portugal

Update: Leslie passes Madeira, heads for Portugal

*Update: The tropical storm warning for Madeira was discontinued Saturday afternoon.* It finally happened early Friday morning. After wandering in the Atlantic Ocean for nearly three weeks, and frustrating meteorologists for about as long, the tropical cyclone Leslie moved far enough east to warrant a tropical storm warning for Madeira…

UN migration agency welcomes new director

UN migration agency welcomes new director

The UN agency for migration has a new director general, with António Vitorino of Portugal taking the helm this month as former United States diplomat William Lacy Swing steps down after two five-year terms. The 61-year-old Vitorino is a former European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs, and was Portugal’s…

Guinea-Bissau’s president dissolved government

Guinea-Bissau’s president took the decision to dissolve the government after an argument with the country’s premier. President Jose Mario Vaz dismissed the government late Wednesday night amidst a split with the prime minister Domingos Simoes Pereira, according to a statement released by state media. The two men are said to…