“The remarkable economic and political progress of Cape Verde is seen as a blueprint for the rest of Africa, writes BBC Today programme presenter Evan Davis after a visit to the tiny island state.
Contrary to the impression you might have had of African nations,
here is one where democracy flourishes
I have to admit, I couldn’t have told you three interesting facts about Cape Verde until I was asked to go there for the Today programme.
I didn’t know where it was – 570km (354 miles) off the coast of West Africa. I didn’t even know how to pronounce its name.
And then I found myself sent there on a three-day mission to investigate a startling story: That sub-Saharan Africa is not just a region of starving children and warring dictators.”
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