Date: 02/04/2014 CAPE VERDE IN THE WORLD'S TOP 10 MOST ETHICAL PLACES
The Economist Newspaper has voted Cape Verde in the world's most ethical places........
Cape Verde: A stable representative Parliamentary republic, Cape Verde is among the most democratic nations in the world. This country has cast behind its dark past of slave trade and ocean piracy to emerge as one of the continent’s most desirable place, with beaches, wildlife, food and music on offer. The islands were uninhabited until the Portuguese colonized them in the 15th century and the country’s riches were quickly exhausted with the abolition of slavery and the exit of the Portuguese.
Today, according to ET, Cape Verde serves as a model for political rights in Africa. Last year, the island nation saw its tourism figures increased by 27.4 percent, with tourists choosing to vacation for nearly six nights on average. It also scores high on renewable energy indices and increased its total installed renewable capacity by 751.14 percent, indicating ‘a decisive movement towards sustainability and away from fossil fuels.’