The first official game at the National Stadium in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) will be held on 10 September, when the Cape Verdean national team will play Zambia a second round qualifier for the African Nations Championship (CAN2015). Funded by China, similarly to Mozambique’s national stadium, the National Stadium in Cabo Verde cost over USD16 million and was formally inaugurated with a football match between the women’s teams from Cabo Verde’s Barlavento (Windward region, made up of the islands of Santo Antão, Sao Vicente , São Nicolau, Sal and Boavista) and Sotavento (Leeward region, including the islands of Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava) which ended in a goalless draw. At the ceremony, the Chinese ambassador to Cabo Verde, Su Jian, said the opening of the facilitywas a “very special day” for everyone and was a further commitment from his country to the development of the archipelago.
Mozambique to increase self-sufficiency in rice production
Mozambique expects to reduce rice imports by 20 percent by 2020, the National Director of Agrarian Services, Mahomed Valá said Friday in Maputo cited by Mozambican news agency AIM. This drop in imports will be based on a project underway to ensure sustainability of rice consumption and production in Mozambique, Valá said on the sidelines of a meeting of the coordination commissionfor projectsto improve rice yield in the Chokwe irrigation area in Gaza province, as well as the Maganja da Costa irrigation area, in the central province of Zambézia.