There is a specific government agency responsible for promoting Cape Verde to foreign investors. It is called Cabo Verde Investimentos (CVI). The folks at CVI do an excellent job in welcoming investors and providing information if you were to visit their offices in Achada Santo Antonio on the island of Praia. There are also two satellite offices, one in São Vicente and the other in Sal.
For many years, there was little if any online information available regarding investing in Cape Verde. In fact, CVI itself never had its own website until very recently. You can find it here: http://www.cvtradeinvest.cv/. CVI is even on Facebook now, under the name Cape Verde Investments. CVI is certainly to be commended for keeping up with the times.
The real question is how well is CVI marketing to foreign investors via their online presence? In this article, I provide a review of what is working and what is not.
Mission of CVI
This is the mission of CVI as taken directly from its website:
CI – Cape Verde Investments is the government investment promotion agency and export, and whose purpose is the promotion of conditions conducive to the realization of projects of national and foreign investment, the promotion of the Cape Verde Islands as a tourist destination and the promotion of exports of goods and services of Cape Verdean origin.
First of all, that's quite a mouthful and barely understandable. There is perhaps a bit of a language issue here as it is written in English, but not well. Granted that Portuguese is the official language of Cape Verde, and it is excellent that CVI has made an attempt to present the case for investing in Cape Verde in English. After all, English is more widely spoken than Portuguese across the globe and certainly among big potential investors. But if you are going to present the information in English, make sure it is proper English and that it is understandable. Hire a translator. Or don't include such a statement since the purpose of the site it is quite obvious to anyone visiting the site. It sounds more like an exercise in self-importance.