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Descendants set off in memory of Cape Verde's Jewish past

A handful of descendants of Cape Verde's small but influential Jewish community are traveling to the West African archipelago to honor the memory of their ancestors and their unique heritage. Next Thursday, they will re-dedicate the long-neglected Jewish burial plot within the Varzea municipal cemetery in the islands' capital Praia that has been restored with financial help from Morocco's King Mohammed VI.

Soccer-All eyes on tiny Cape Verde in Nations Cup quarter-finals

By Mark Gleeson 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. The islanders take on Ghana in the day's other match at the start of the knockout phase of the tournament.

Football: Cape Verde will win Africa Cup, says Antunes

Cape Verde coach Lucio Antunes said Friday that his team are on course to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. 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. And Antunes says his team are on track to achieve even more in South Africa. "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.

WRAPUP 1-Soccer-Joy for S.Africa, Cape Verde after late drama

By Mike Collett 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. 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.

Soccer-Melodic tunes from Antunes after Cape Verde hit high notes

By Mike Collett 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. 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.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Underdogs Cape Verde fightback to reach quarters

(Adds details) By Mike Collett 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.

Soccer-Underdogs Cape Verde reach quarters after stunning fightback

By Mike Collett 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. 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.

Soccer-Fairytale Cape Verde seek to be taken seriously

By Mark Gleeson 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. "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.
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