Sao Tome and Principe

Country São Tomé and Príncipe
Capital São Tomé
Continent Africa
Currency Dobra(STD)
Languages Portuguese, Forro, Angolar & Principense

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Discovered and claimed by Portugal in the late 15th century, the islands' sugar-based economy gave way to coffee and cocoa in the 19th century - all grown with plantation slave labor, a form of which lingered into the 20th century. While independence was achieved in 1975, democratic reforms were not instituted until the late 1980s. The country held its first free elections in 1991, but frequent internal wrangling between the various political parties precipitated repeated changes in leadership and two failed coup attempts in 1995 and 2003. The recent discovery of oil in the Gulf of Guinea promises to attract increased attention to the small island nation.

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Sao Tome and Principe - Wikipedia
Sao Tome and Principe - CIA World Fact Book
Sao Tome and Principe - BBC
Sao Tome and Principe - Timeline - BBC

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China to send medical experts to Sao Tome and Principe on COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina to send medical experts to Sao Tome and Principe on COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

African Development Fund provides relief for So Tom and Prncipe - ESI AfricaAfrican Development Fund provides relief for So Tom and Prncipe  ESI Africa

Coronavirus Africa: COVID-19 Emergency response team arrives in So Tom & Prncipe - Social News XYZCoronavirus Africa: COVID-19 Emergency response team arrives in So Tom & Prncipe  Social News XYZ

Sao Tome: Government to impose nationwide lockdown from Wednesday | - Macau BusinessSao Tome: Government to impose nationwide lockdown from Wednesday |  Macau Business

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on June 2, 2020 - MFA ChinaForeign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on June 2, 2020  MFA China

Sao Tome and Principe: Why Africa's 'heaven on Earth' wants more tourists - CNNSao Tome and Principe: Why Africa's 'heaven on Earth' wants more tourists  CNN

Coronavirus Africa: Equipment to fight COVID-19 arrives in So Tom & Prncipe - Social News XYZCoronavirus Africa: Equipment to fight COVID-19 arrives in So Tom & Prncipe  Social News XYZ

Democratic Republic of So Tom And Prncipe : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Democratic Republic of So Tom And Prncipe - International Monetary FundDemocratic Republic of So Tom And Prncipe : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Democratic Republic of So Tom And Prncipe  International Monetary Fund

Cameroon records highest number of Covid-19 deaths in central Africa - IOLCameroon records highest number of Covid-19 deaths in central Africa  IOL

Coronavirus - African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (153,325) deaths (4,356), and recoveries (64,793) - CNBCAfrica.comCoronavirus - African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (153,325) deaths (4,356), and recoveries (64,793)  CNBCAfrica.com

Sao Tome and Principe Covid-19: Emergency State of Public Health in Sao Tome and Principle Since 18th March April 2020 - LexologySao Tome and Principe Covid-19: Emergency State of Public Health in Sao Tome and Principle Since 18th March April 2020  Lexology

Africa registers more than 5,500 new coronavirus cases - Anadolu AgencyAfrica registers more than 5,500 new coronavirus cases  Anadolu Agency

FACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 6.32 million, ... - Thomson Reuters FoundationFACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 6.32 million, ...  Thomson Reuters Foundation

WFP Sao Tome and Principe Country Brief, January 2020 - Sao Tome and Principe - ReliefWebWFP Sao Tome and Principe Country Brief, January 2020 - Sao Tome and Principe  ReliefWeb

SO TOM AND PRINCIPE: AfDB finances energy transition programme - AFRIK 21SO TOM AND PRINCIPE: AfDB finances energy transition programme  AFRIK 21

COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 10 (5 May 2020) - South Africa - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 10 (5 May 2020) - South Africa  ReliefWeb

So Tom and Prncipe expected to be one of the countries most economically affected by Covid-19 - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe expected to be one of the countries most economically affected by Covid-19  Macauhub

WFP Sao Tome and Principe Country Brief, November 2019 - Sao Tome and Principe - ReliefWebWFP Sao Tome and Principe Country Brief, November 2019 - Sao Tome and Principe  ReliefWeb

Government of So Tome and Prncipe plans to extend State of Emergency - MacauhubGovernment of So Tome and Prncipe plans to extend State of Emergency  Macauhub

WFP Sao Tome and Principe Country Brief, October 2019 - Sao Tome and Principe - ReliefWebWFP Sao Tome and Principe Country Brief, October 2019 - Sao Tome and Principe  ReliefWeb

All About Sao Tome and Principe - Africa.comAll About Sao Tome and Principe  Africa.com

Ghana fixtures and Covid-19: When will Afcon 2021 qualifying resume? - Goal.comGhana fixtures and Covid-19: When will Afcon 2021 qualifying resume?  Goal.com

So Tom and Prncipe grows premium cocoa in fragile tropical soil - Financial TimesSo Tom and Prncipe grows premium cocoa in fragile tropical soil  Financial Times

Additional measures to combat Covid-19 come into force in So Tom and Prncipe - MacauhubAdditional measures to combat Covid-19 come into force in So Tom and Prncipe  Macauhub

WFP Sao Tome and Principe Country Brief, September 2019 - Sao Tome and Principe - ReliefWebWFP Sao Tome and Principe Country Brief, September 2019 - Sao Tome and Principe  ReliefWeb

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$12 Million Disbursement to So Tom and Prncipe to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Approves a US$12 Million Disbursement to So Tom and Prncipe to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

Cameroon reopens schools despite Covid-19 death spike - IOLCameroon reopens schools despite Covid-19 death spike  IOL

Coronavirus: Sao Tome and Principe stranded in Yaounde after Cameroon clash - Goal.comCoronavirus: Sao Tome and Principe stranded in Yaounde after Cameroon clash  Goal.com

So Tome and Principe follows Angola's lead and bars citizens from China and other countries affected by COVID-19 from entering the country - MacauhubSo Tome and Principe follows Angola's lead and bars citizens from China and other countries affected by COVID-19 from entering the country  Macauhub

Guinea-Bissau and So Tom and Principe have no known cases of Covid-19 - MacauhubGuinea-Bissau and So Tom and Principe have no known cases of Covid-19  Macauhub

Trouble in Paradise: So Tom and Prncipe Grapples with Alleged Alcohol Problem - DER SPIEGELTrouble in Paradise: So Tom and Prncipe Grapples with Alleged Alcohol Problem  DER SPIEGEL

So Tom and Prncipe chosen by 34900 tourists in 2019 - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe chosen by 34900 tourists in 2019  Macauhub

Coronavirus: Sao Tome and Principe U17 girls return home after being stranded in Cameroon - Goal.comCoronavirus: Sao Tome and Principe U17 girls return home after being stranded in Cameroon  Goal.com

SO TOME-ET-PRINCIPE: $12 million from IDA for renewable energy development - AFRIK 21SO TOME-ET-PRINCIPE: $12 million from IDA for renewable energy development  AFRIK 21

So Tom and Principe's economy projected to grow by 3.5% in 2020 - MacauhubSo Tom and Principe's economy projected to grow by 3.5% in 2020  Macauhub

Solar and hydropower to rescue So Tome and Prncipe from crisis of troubled utility - pv magazine InternationalSolar and hydropower to rescue So Tome and Prncipe from crisis of troubled utility  pv magazine International

Coronavirus: Cameroon offers relief to stranded Sao Tome and Principe team - Goal.comCoronavirus: Cameroon offers relief to stranded Sao Tome and Principe team  Goal.com

So Tom and Prncipe to become a middle-income country - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe to become a middle-income country  Macauhub

Rushine De Reuck: I expected a Bafana Bafana call-up - KickOff.comRushine De Reuck: I expected a Bafana Bafana call-up  KickOff.com

UN removes Angola and So Tom and Principe from the group of least developed countries - MacauhubUN removes Angola and So Tom and Principe from the group of least developed countries  Macauhub

So Tom and Prncipe and Equatorial Guinea to Increase Exploration in the Gulf of Guinea - Africa Oil & PowerSo Tom and Prncipe and Equatorial Guinea to Increase Exploration in the Gulf of Guinea  Africa Oil & Power

Labour Mobility and Human Development Officer - ReliefwebLabour Mobility and Human Development Officer  Reliefweb

Sao Tome and Principe are a pure delight for body and soul - Daily MailSao Tome and Principe are a pure delight for body and soul  Daily Mail

Japan raises travel alert for 13 countries over virus pandemic - The Japan TimesJapan raises travel alert for 13 countries over virus pandemic  The Japan Times

Lusophone Africa's COVID-19 States Of Emergency: Angola, Mozambique And Sao Tome And Principe - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Brazil - Mondaq News AlertsLusophone Africa's COVID-19 States Of Emergency: Angola, Mozambique And Sao Tome And Principe - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Brazil  Mondaq News Alerts

Africa's tourism industry is preparing for a post-coronavirus era - Local News 8 - LocalNews8.comAfrica's tourism industry is preparing for a post-coronavirus era - Local News 8  LocalNews8.com

Sao Tome and Principe confirms its first four COVID-19 cases - cgtn.comSao Tome and Principe confirms its first four COVID-19 cases  cgtn.com

Sao Tome and Principe confirms first four COVID-19 cases - ecnsSao Tome and Principe confirms first four COVID-19 cases  ecns

So Tom and Principe: AfDB approves 12.46 million to support energy transition - The North Africa PostSo Tom and Principe: AfDB approves 12.46 million to support energy transition  The North Africa Post

So Tom and Prncipe signs Lusophone Compact Macauhub - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe signs Lusophone Compact Macauhub  Macauhub

Ntseki comments on rumours linking Kaizer Chiefs coach Baxter with Bafana Bafana return - Goal.comNtseki comments on rumours linking Kaizer Chiefs coach Baxter with Bafana Bafana return  Goal.com

Sao Tome and Principe country profile - BBC NewsSao Tome and Principe country profile  BBC News

So Tom and Prncipe wants to increase cooperation with the People's Republic of China - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe wants to increase cooperation with the People's Republic of China  Macauhub

Galp Energia announces first test oil well in So Tom and Prncipe - MacauhubGalp Energia announces first test oil well in So Tom and Prncipe  Macauhub

China and So Tom and Prncipe study renewable energy and infrastructure construction projects - MacauhubChina and So Tom and Prncipe study renewable energy and infrastructure construction projects  Macauhub

Japan grants more food aid to So Tom and Prncipe Macauhub - MacauhubJapan grants more food aid to So Tom and Prncipe Macauhub  Macauhub

Modernisation of So Tom and Prncipe International Airport will be one of the main projects since independence - MacauhubModernisation of So Tom and Prncipe International Airport will be one of the main projects since independence  Macauhub

So Tom and Prncipe launches international public tender for construction of deepwater port - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe launches international public tender for construction of deepwater port  Macauhub

So Tom and Prncipe, Equatorial Guinea lead energy cooperation in Gulf of Guinea - Oil Review AfricaSo Tom and Prncipe, Equatorial Guinea lead energy cooperation in Gulf of Guinea  Oil Review Africa

So Tom and Principe sign MoU for Lusophone Compact - ESI AfricaSo Tom and Principe sign MoU for Lusophone Compact  ESI Africa

EIB lends 12.5 million euros to So Tom and Prncipe for coastal protection works - MacauhubEIB lends 12.5 million euros to So Tom and Prncipe for coastal protection works  Macauhub

So Tom and Prncipe secures loan from Equatorial Guinea - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe secures loan from Equatorial Guinea  Macauhub

Portuguese-speaking African countries extend preventive measures for Covid-19 - MacauhubPortuguese-speaking African countries extend preventive measures for Covid-19  Macauhub

Hidden debt of So Tom and Prncipe over US$70 million - MacauhubHidden debt of So Tom and Prncipe over US$70 million  Macauhub

Oil leads So Tom and Prncipe to negotiate with Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria - MacauhubOil leads So Tom and Prncipe to negotiate with Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria  Macauhub

Sao Tome and Principe: IDA grants $12mln for renewable energy production - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaSao Tome and Principe: IDA grants $12mln for renewable energy production  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Shell Group signs an agreement for oil exploration in So Tom and Prncipe - MacauhubShell Group signs an agreement for oil exploration in So Tom and Prncipe  Macauhub

VAT rate on So Tome and Prncipe basic basket products is halved - MacauhubVAT rate on So Tome and Prncipe basic basket products is halved  Macauhub

Citizens of the United States prevented from entering Angola, Mozambique, So Tom and Prncipe and Timor-Leste - MacauhubCitizens of the United States prevented from entering Angola, Mozambique, So Tom and Prncipe and Timor-Leste  Macauhub

China is very important partner for So Tom and Prncipe, says prime minister - MacauhubChina is very important partner for So Tom and Prncipe, says prime minister  Macauhub

Sao Tome: Government imposes mandatory confinement | - Macau BusinessSao Tome: Government imposes mandatory confinement |  Macau Business

So Tom and Prncipe government forwards hidden debts to the Public Prosecution Service - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe government forwards hidden debts to the Public Prosecution Service  Macauhub

So Tom and Prncipe and Equatorial Guinea discuss joint oil exploration - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe and Equatorial Guinea discuss joint oil exploration  Macauhub

So Tom and Prncipe government to negotiate foreign debt pardon - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe government to negotiate foreign debt pardon  Macauhub

Im pleased with positive response to my goals - Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Jali - Goal.comIm pleased with positive response to my goals - Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Jali  Goal.com

So Tom and Prncipe Parliament approves draft VAT Code bill - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe Parliament approves draft VAT Code bill  Macauhub

IMF negotiating new arrangement with So Tom and Prncipe - Central BankingIMF negotiating new arrangement with So Tom and Prncipe  Central Banking

EuroAtlantic airways reaches agreement with So Tom and Prncipe government - MacauhubEuroAtlantic airways reaches agreement with So Tom and Prncipe government  Macauhub

So Tom and Prncipe water and electricity company is 'technically bankrupt' - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe water and electricity company is 'technically bankrupt'  Macauhub

Prime Minister of So Tom and Prncipe calls for investment by Chinese companies - MacauhubPrime Minister of So Tom and Prncipe calls for investment by Chinese companies  Macauhub

China and So Tom and Prncipe discuss airport and port - MacauhubChina and So Tom and Prncipe discuss airport and port  Macauhub

Sundy Praia Hotel Review, Prncipe, So Tom and Prncipe | Telegraph Travel - Telegraph.co.ukSundy Praia Hotel Review, Prncipe, So Tom and Prncipe | Telegraph Travel  Telegraph.co.uk

The 10 best things to do in So Tom and Prncipe - The IndependentThe 10 best things to do in So Tom and Prncipe  The Independent

Omali So Tom Hotel Review, So Tom and Prncipe | Telegraph Travel - Telegraph.co.ukOmali So Tom Hotel Review, So Tom and Prncipe | Telegraph Travel  Telegraph.co.uk

Brazilian Ambassador announces new cooperation projects with So Tom and Prncipe - MacauhubBrazilian Ambassador announces new cooperation projects with So Tom and Prncipe  Macauhub

Central African Republic, Sao Tome & Principe Open Consulate General in Laayoune - The North Africa PostCentral African Republic, Sao Tome & Principe Open Consulate General in Laayoune  The North Africa Post

Meeting of China-Portuguese-speaking businesspeople in So Tom and Prncipe leads to 10 potential deals - MacauhubMeeting of China-Portuguese-speaking businesspeople in So Tom and Prncipe leads to 10 potential deals  Macauhub

Roa Sundy Hotel Review, Prncipe, So Tom and Prncipe - Telegraph.co.ukRoa Sundy Hotel Review, Prncipe, So Tom and Prncipe  Telegraph.co.uk

Bom Bom Prncipe Island Hotel Review, So Tom and Prncipe - Telegraph.co.ukBom Bom Prncipe Island Hotel Review, So Tom and Prncipe  Telegraph.co.uk

So Tom and Prncipe PM calls for investment in education - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe PM calls for investment in education  Macauhub

BP and Kosmos consortium announces 3D seismic surveys in So Tom and Prncipe's block 13 - MacauhubBP and Kosmos consortium announces 3D seismic surveys in So Tom and Prncipe's block 13  Macauhub

Monjasa Wins Court Case Over $6.5 Million Sao Tome and Principe Bunker Cargo Dispute - Ship & BunkerMonjasa Wins Court Case Over $6.5 Million Sao Tome and Principe Bunker Cargo Dispute  Ship & Bunker

So Tom and Prncipe must restructure public debt, IMF says - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe must restructure public debt, IMF says  Macauhub

Tender for the construction of a deep water port in So Tom and Prncipe launched - Construction ReviewTender for the construction of a deep water port in So Tom and Prncipe launched  Construction Review

So Tom and Prncipe pays debt to Angola's Sonangol over 25 years - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe pays debt to Angola's Sonangol over 25 years  Macauhub

So Tom and Prncipe needs to collect more revenue and streamline expenses - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe needs to collect more revenue and streamline expenses  Macauhub

Afcon 2021 qualifiers: Sao Tome and Principe secure last slot as Ghana's group opponents - Goal.comAfcon 2021 qualifiers: Sao Tome and Principe secure last slot as Ghana's group opponents  Goal.com

Exclusive: Virus exposes gaping holes in Africas health systems - ReutersExclusive: Virus exposes gaping holes in Africas health systems  Reuters

Little-known music from 70s-80s So Tome and Principe collected on 2xLP - The Vinyl FactoryLittle-known music from 70s-80s So Tome and Principe collected on 2xLP  The Vinyl Factory

China funds urban renewal in the capital of So Tom and Prncipe - MacauhubChina funds urban renewal in the capital of So Tom and Prncipe  Macauhub