2010 in Cape Verde

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See also: Other events of 2010
Timeline of Cabo Verdean history

The following lists events that happened during 2010 in Cape Verde.



  • Around five hotels and villas built west of Rabil on Boa Vista Island
  • Cova Figueira on Fogo elevated to a city.
  • January: Plans to revive the airport and surveying the area to locate it in a new safe location without crosswinds, its location around Porto Sul, 7 kilometers from Porto Novo[1][2]
  • The road between Porto Novo and Norte widened to four lanes up to the Pozzolano brick factory which was also opened on the date
  • Escola Fulgéncio Lopes Tavares opened in the town of São Domingos on the island of Santiago
  • Villas built in the area of Curral Velho on Boa Vista Island
  • January 28: A Conference on World Climate was hosted at Carlos Alberto Gonçalves gynmasium in São Jorge dos Órgãos on the island of Santiago.[3]
  • February 9: Tourists in the beaches of Varandinha and Santa Mónica used four wheel motorcycles, the ATVs nearby, it infuriated farmars and revolted by protesters on February 9, 2010.[4]
  • March 17: Population: 494,649[5]
  • May 10: Preguiça Airport renovated and expanded its airport terminal, it would be completed in three years[6]
  • May 31-June 2: An International Conference took place at the S. Francisco (St. Francis) Convent in Cidade Velha titled Cidade Velha and African World Culture, the Future Has Passed II (Cidade Velha e a Cultura Afro-Mundo, O Futuro do Passado II), invitees included the Brazilian Culture Minister Juca Ferreira

Arts and entertainment

  • 2010 Mindelo Carnival, a documentary film released
  • Leão Lopes' film Bitú released, more than four years after the film's completion
  • A menina dos olho grandes film released
  • Tito Paris's album Mozamverde released
  • Dany Silva's album Caminho Longi released
  • Carmen Souza's album Protegid released
  • The 16th Mindelo Theatrical Festival took place[7]
  • March/April: the 17th Praia da Gamboa music festival took place
  • April/May: the 2nd edition of the Kriol Jazz Festival took place in Praia
  • June: Vasco Martins' album Lin Sin released
  • August: the 25th Baía das Gatas Music Festival took place
  • September/October: the first Cabo Verde International Film Festival (CVIFF) took place
  • November 29: Mayra Andrade's album Studio 105 released




  1. ^ "Novo aeroporto de Santo Antão será em Ponte Sul, no Porto Novo" (in Portuguese). Neves Travel. 1 February 2010. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "OJE. Apresentados estudos para localização novo aeroporto de Santo Antão, em Cabo Verde" [Several Studies on the New Airport's Location for Santo Antão, Cape Verde] (in Portuguese). OJE. Archived from the original on 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  3. ^ "Escola Secundária "Carlos Alberto Gonçalves", em São Jorge dos Órgãos, promove conferência sobre as mudanças climáticas" [Carlos Alberto Gonçalves Secodary School Hosts a Conference on World Climate]. RTC (in Portuguese). 28 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Agricultores de Povoação Velha na ilha da Boavista revoltados com a actividade dos Motos4" [Farmers from Povoação Velha Protest the use of ATVs on Boa Vista Island] (in Portuguese). RTC. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census results" (in Portuguese). Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde. 17 March 2010. Archived from the original on 18 November 2008. 
  6. ^ "ASA vai modernizar aerodromo de São Nicolau com uma estrutura pre-fabricated" [ASA Renovates the São Nicolau Aerodrome With a Prefabricated Structure]. Binokulu (in Portuguese). 5 October 2010. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. 
  7. ^ 16th Mindelo Theatrical Festival at Mindelact
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