Atlantic Ocean http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26845/all en Soccer-Sell-out crowd seek to spur South Africa to success http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-sell-out-crowd-seek-spur-south-africa-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Coach Gordon Igesund's call for fans to back South Africa despite the team's mediocre performances have been answered and a sell-out crowd will watch their African Nations Cup opener against the Cape Verde Islands.</p> <p>The home side have been under pressure and Saturday's clash with the Cape Verde Islands, who eliminated Cameroon in the qualifiers, offers the prospect of a nervy start to the 16-nation, 32-match, three-week tournament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-sell-out-crowd-seek-spur-south-africa-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Political geography Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 03:15:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736492 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Late goal deprives Cape Verde of stunning Cup win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-soccer-late-goal-deprives-cape-verde-stunning-cup-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cape Verde denied upset win</p> <p>* Substitute El Arabi scores Moroccan equaliser (Adds detail, quotes, byline)</p> <p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>DURBAN, South Africa, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Substitute Youssef El Arabi spared Morocco's blushes with a late equaliser to deny the Cape Verde Islands one of the biggest upsets of the African Nations Cup when the two sides drew 1-1 on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-soccer-late-goal-deprives-cape-verde-stunning-cup-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Atlantic Ocean Cape Verde Political geography Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738537 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Soccer-South Africa close in on last eight in Group A http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/wrapup-1-soccer-south-africa-close-last-eight-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 23 (Reuters) - South Africa closed in on the African Nations Cup knockout stages with a win on Wednesday while debutants Cape Verde Islands narrowly failed to do the same as Group A came alive after its moribund start.</p> <p>Hosts South Africa got their first win in the finals since 2004 with a fine 2-0 victory over Angola at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban to take top spot in the group on four points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/wrapup-1-soccer-south-africa-close-last-eight-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Gordon Igesund Political geography Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:30:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738583 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Fairytale Cape Verde seek to be taken seriously http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-fairytale-cape-verde-seek-be-taken-seriously <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>DURBAN, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Cape Verde Islands are much more than just a fairytale story at the African Nations Cup and have the potentials to regularly compete in top continental events, coach Lucio Antunes has said.</p> <p>"My team is not as weak as you guys think," the coach told reporters as he basked in the glory of Wednesday's 1-1 draw with former champions Morocco in Durban.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-fairytale-cape-verde-seek-be-taken-seriously" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Cape Verde Political geography Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 08:45:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738706 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Underdogs Cape Verde reach quarters after stunning fightback http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-underdogs-cape-verde-reach-quarters-after-stunning-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 27 (Reuters - Massive underdogs Cape Verde Islands scored two late goals to snatch a dramatic 2-1 win over Angola and qualify for the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday.</p> <p>A header from Gege after 82 minutes and a strike from substitute Heldon in the first minute of stoppage time gave the islanders the most unlikely of wins and put them into the last eight after South Africa drew 2-2 with Morocco in the other Group A match in Durban.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-underdogs-cape-verde-reach-quarters-after-stunning-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Cape Verde Economic Community of West African States Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:30:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740228 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Underdogs Cape Verde fightback to reach quarters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-soccer-underdogs-cape-verde-fightback-reach-quarters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 27 (Reuters - Massive underdogs Cape Verde Islands scored two late goals to snatch a dramatic 2-1 win over Angola and qualify for the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-soccer-underdogs-cape-verde-fightback-reach-quarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Cape Verde Political geography Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:45:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740235 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-African Nations Cup Group A qualification timeline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-african-nations-cup-group-qualification-timeline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 27 (Reuters) - Timeline of the fluctuating fortunes of the four teams chasing qualification from Group A at the African Nations Cup on Sunday as hosts South Africa and tiny Cape Verde Islands advanced to the quarter-finals.</p> <p>South Africa started the final set of group games in the lead with four points followed by Morocco and Cape Verde on two each, and Angola last with one point.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-african-nations-cup-group-qualification-timeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Political geography Portuguese Cape Verde Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 21:30:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740264 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Melodic tunes from Antunes after Cape Verde hit high notes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-melodic-tunes-antunes-after-cape-verde-hit-high-notes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Cape Verde Islands coach Lucio Antunes burst into song on Sunday after a dramatic 2-1 win over Angola put his team through to the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup.</p> <p>Antunes stopped talking at his post-match news conference and suddenly broke into a few bars of 'The Biography of a Crioulo', a Cape Verde song of joy referring to the Portuguese dialect spoken in the islands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-melodic-tunes-antunes-after-cape-verde-hit-high-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Cape Verde Economic Community of West African States Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 21:45:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740266 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Soccer-Joy for S.Africa, Cape Verde after late drama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/wrapup-1-soccer-joy-safrica-cape-verde-after-late-drama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A night of unrelenting emotion ended in joy for South Africa and Cape Verde Islands and sorrow for Morocco and Angola as the four Group A teams served up an African Nations Cup treat on Sunday.</p> <p>While hosts South Africa and debutants Cape Verde rejoiced, Morocco and Angola were left shattered because at various stages of the evening they seemed to be on the brink of a place in the quarter-finals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/wrapup-1-soccer-joy-safrica-cape-verde-after-late-drama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Cape Verde Cape Verde Political geography Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 23:45:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740287 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Cape Verde players speak up for Portuguese language http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/soccer-cape-verde-players-speak-portuguese-language <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LISBON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Cape Verde's soccer team say they are doing their bit to promote the Portuguese language by refusing to give interviews in any other tongue at the African Nations Cup.</p> <p>"One of the reasons why Portuguese is not well projected internationally is that we enjoy being polite to foreigners and speak to them in their languages," team spokesman Gerson de Matos told Portuguese daily a Bola on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/soccer-cape-verde-players-speak-portuguese-language" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Cape Verde Political geography Portuguese-speaking countries Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:16:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741520 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Cape Verde will win Africa Cup, says Antunes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-cape-verde-will-win-africa-cup-says-antunes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cape Verde coach Lucio Antunes said Friday that his team are on course to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.</p> <p>The Blue Sharks have been the biggest revelation of this competition as they advanced to the knockout stage at the first attempt and face Ghana here Saturday in the quarter-finals.</p> <p>And Antunes says his team are on track to achieve even more in South Africa.</p> <p>"We're going to the final. We're going to win this tournament. We're now more confident than before," said the Cape Verde handler.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-cape-verde-will-win-africa-cup-says-antunes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Cape Verde Economic Community of West African States Lucio Antunes AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:45:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742854 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-All pressure on Ghana as Cape Verde have nothing to lose http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/soccer-all-pressure-ghana-cape-verde-have-nothing-lose <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is expecting to find Cape Verde a vastly tougher side to beat in the African Nations Cup quarter-final on Saturday than the one that lost 1-0 to his team in a friendly in November.</p> <p>"The two games have absolutely nothing in common," Appiah told reporters at his pre-match media briefing at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/soccer-all-pressure-ghana-cape-verde-have-nothing-lose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Kwesi Appiah Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:00:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743036 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-All eyes on tiny Cape Verde in Nations Cup quarter-finals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/soccer-all-eyes-tiny-cape-verde-nations-cup-quarter-finals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>DURBAN, Feb 2 (Reuters) - South Africa will receive all the home support for Saturday's African Nations Cup quarter-final against Mali while the international spotlight will be firmly focused on tiny Cape Verde Islands.</p> <p>The islanders take on Ghana in the day's other match at the start of the knockout phase of the tournament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/soccer-all-eyes-tiny-cape-verde-nations-cup-quarter-finals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Cape Verde Economic Community of West African States Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:15:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743782 at http://www.globalpost.com Sierra Leone launches Fiber Optic project http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/sierra-leone-launches-fiber-optic-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma officially launched the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) fiber optic project Wednesday saying his administration "is committed to the rapid development of information, communication and technology."</p> <p>He said at the ceremony held at the Lumley beach front site in the west of Freetown that "the system will lead to a massive reduction on the cost of communication as the country is now on the move."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/sierra-leone-launches-fiber-optic-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Atlantic Ocean Economic Community of West African States Technology AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:17:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761513 at http://www.globalpost.com PoPs to be up before end of March 2013: Ndoroma http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/pops-be-end-march-2013-ndoroma <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Telecom Namibia has announced on Friday that the installation of its own internationalpoints of presence (PoPs) in two European capitals, connected to the West African Cable System (Wacs) undersea cable, is making good progress.</p><P>This was made public in a media statement availed to Nampa on Friday morning by Frans Ndoroma, Managing Director of Telecom Namibia, who said the PoPs in Frankfurt (Germany) and London (United Kingdom) are expected to be up and running before the end of March this year.</p><P>According to the statement, Ndoroma was in Germany on his way from this year’s World</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/pops-be-end-march-2013-ndoroma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Ocean Bodies of water Internet in Africa Technology Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 09:34:02 +0000 Asianet 5803489 at http://www.globalpost.com