Celebrated for the first time on the 5th and May 2020, World Portuguese Language Day will be marked by the launch of a literary contest that aims to reward the best short stories written in the language.
Five scholarships will be awarded to university students from the countries of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) who want to include in their degrees or master's degrees attendance at universities in Brazil or Portugal. The AULP Mobility Program (Association of Portuguese Language Universities) was launched in May 2019, and from 2020 OEI (The Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science, and Culture) joined the project.
The Covid-19 Pandemic is a major global concern not only for its current impacts on public health, but also for its impact on the social and economic development of many countries. West Africa is one of the regions that could be most affected, according to the FAO resilience team coordinator for the West African and Sahel regions, Coumba D. Sow.
The South African government initiated the lockdown on March 27 as a measure to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, about 500 Brazilians who were in the country did not know for sure how to return home. Brazilian journalist Larissa Carvalho, who worked in Johannesburg at the beginning of the pandemic, was one of those people.
Diego Paulo, 31, left Brazil in 2014 with three more friends to Cape Verde. His goal was to learn more about the culture, to learn Cape Verdean Creole, and to identify communities and areas that needed help. The trip was one more step following a long period of planning by the Christian organization Vida Vida em Foco.
The response to the 2014 Ebola crisis taught African countries what it takes to invest in more resilient health systems and more effective surveillance mechanisms to cope with epidemics. This expertise can help struggle with the current COVID-19 pandemic.