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'We have built a positive country' in Cape Verde


This year the Mo Ibrahim Foundation awarded its Prize for Achievement in African Leadership to Pedro Pires, the former president of Cape Verde.

In December 2007 Cape Verde graduated from Least Developed Country status to Middle Income Country.

The Today programme's Evan Davis travelled to Cape Verde to find out what is behind this small republic's success.

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