Ghana beat Cape Verde 2-0 in the quarter finals of the African Cup of Nations Saturday, putting an end to the island nation’s fairytale run. Ghana will play against Burkina Faso or Togo in the semi-finals.
Jorge Carlos Fonseca, Cape Verde's opposition leader, has secured an unassailable lead in the second round of the country's presidential election. His rival, ruling party candidate Manuel Inocencio Sousa, has conceded defeat.
Cape Verdeans went to the polls Sunday to elect a new president, as incumbent Pedro Pires prepared to step down after two terms. Four candidates were in the running, with final results expected to be known by Wednesday.
Today Amobé Mévégué brings us the latest international musical trends starting with Rihanna back with a new album, a new tour, and a new look! Moving on to Cuba for a meeting with Raul Paz, a young artist who revolutionizes the music of his country. And we conclude this music trip with a stop-over in Cape Verde, home country to singer Mariana Ramos who just announced the release of her new album.
Since Cesaria Evora shuffled, bare-foot, on to the world stage, music has become Cape Verde's biggest export. Now a new wave of singers are emerging from the area- and on the crest of that wave is Mayra Andrade. Her latest album is called Studio 105 ans. She'll perform at the 'Casino de Paris' on December 17th. She’s Eve Jackson’s guest.
We kick off this new music segment with Soul Diva Mariah Carey releasing her second Christmas album: "Merry Christmas II You". The previous one released in 1994, sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. But also: she could well be the new Césaria Evora...Mayra Andrade is on tour now across Europe. We conclude this musical trip with multi-talented Ben Harper who has just created a new band baptized "Fistful of Mercy".