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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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

So Tom and Prncipe receives US$5 million from the World Bank - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe receives US$5 million from the World Bank  Macauhub

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

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

Diplomat from So Tom and Prncipe chosen as director-general of the CPLP - MacauhubDiplomat from So Tom and Prncipe chosen as director-general of the CPLP  Macauhub

ADB supports the state budget of So Tom and Prncipe for 2020 - MacauhubADB supports the state budget of So Tom and Prncipe for 2020  Macauhub

Central African Republic and Sao Tome and Principe inaugurate consulates in Laayoune - Yabiladi in EnglishCentral African Republic and Sao Tome and Principe inaugurate consulates in Laayoune  Yabiladi in English

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE/MALTA : Tanker seizures: lord of the sea Sao Tom taken down a knock - Africa IntelligenceSAO TOME AND PRINCIPE/MALTA : Tanker seizures: lord of the sea Sao Tom taken down a knock  Africa Intelligence

37 Countries in Africa to Benefit from Strengthened Regulatory Infrastructure on Radiation Safety and Security of Radioactive Material - International Atomic Energy Agency37 Countries in Africa to Benefit from Strengthened Regulatory Infrastructure on Radiation Safety and Security of Radioactive Material  International Atomic Energy Agency

Algeria slams the Central African Republic and Sao-Tome for opening consulates in Laayoune - Yabiladi in EnglishAlgeria slams the Central African Republic and Sao-Tome for opening consulates in Laayoune  Yabiladi in English

Sao Tome sues researcher over alcohol abuse study - Africa FeedsSao Tome sues researcher over alcohol abuse study  Africa Feeds

AfDB finalizes grant-agreement worth 6.18mn for So Tom and Principe - DevdiscourseAfDB finalizes grant-agreement worth 6.18mn for So Tom and Principe  Devdiscourse

Kosmos Energy to Host Fourth Quarter 2019 Results and Webcast on February 24, 2020 - Associated PressKosmos Energy to Host Fourth Quarter 2019 Results and Webcast on February 24, 2020  Associated Press

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

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

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

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

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

Kenya to face Tanzania in Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaKenya to face Tanzania in Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Isabel dos Santos's Portugal funds embezzled - Angolan prosecutor - News24Isabel dos Santos's Portugal funds embezzled - Angolan prosecutor  News24

Cabo Verde records the greatest economic growth among Portuguese-speaking African countries - MacauhubCabo Verde records the greatest economic growth among Portuguese-speaking African countries  Macauhub

China, Sao Tome and Principe pledge to forge ahead ties - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Sao Tome and Principe pledge to forge ahead ties - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

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

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

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

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

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press Conference on January 23, 2020 - MFA ChinaForeign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press Conference on January 23, 2020  MFA China

Awcon 2020: Kenya & Tanzania to renew rivalry as Uganda face Burundi in qualifiers - Goal.comAwcon 2020: Kenya & Tanzania to renew rivalry as Uganda face Burundi in qualifiers  Goal.com

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

FROM THE FIELD: Watering the parched farmland of So Tom and Prncipe - UN NewsFROM THE FIELD: Watering the parched farmland of So Tom and Prncipe  UN News

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

Former Sao Tome and Principe PM leads AU election observation mission to Guinea-Bissau - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFormer Sao Tome and Principe PM leads AU election observation mission to Guinea-Bissau - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

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

U17 Women World Cup Qualifiers: Uganda completes double over Ethiopia to reach next round - pmldaily.comU17 Women World Cup Qualifiers: Uganda completes double over Ethiopia to reach next round  pmldaily.com

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

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

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

7 countries lose vote in UN General Assembly over arrears - Seymour Tribune7 countries lose vote in UN General Assembly over arrears  Seymour Tribune

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

U-17 Women's World Cup: First round pairing complete - FutaaU-17 Women's World Cup: First round pairing complete  Futaa

So Tom and Prncipe: The Sweetest Escape - Vanity FairSo Tom and Prncipe: The Sweetest Escape  Vanity Fair

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

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

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

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

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

Wang Chen meets Sao Tome and Principe's National Assembly president in Beijing - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaWang Chen meets Sao Tome and Principe's National Assembly president in Beijing - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

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

In So Tom, April is a month for cultural festivities - Vatican NewsIn So Tom, April is a month for cultural festivities  Vatican News

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

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

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

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

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

VIDEO: New Ghana coach CK Akonnor rallies support as he readies for super take-off - Ghanasoccernet.comVIDEO: New Ghana coach CK Akonnor rallies support as he readies for super take-off  Ghanasoccernet.com

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

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

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

UN says Lebanon made payment to restore UN voting rights - 570 NewsUN says Lebanon made payment to restore UN voting rights  570 News

So Tom announces international tender for deep sea port project - News - GCRSo Tom announces international tender for deep sea port project - News  GCR

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

Bafana set to battle for Afcon spot with Sudan after Ghana edges So Tom e Prncipe - Business DayBafana set to battle for Afcon spot with Sudan after Ghana edges So Tom e Prncipe  Business Day

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

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

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 receives 30000 tourists in 2018 - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe receives 30000 tourists in 2018  Macauhub

So Tom and Prncipe welcomes 300 entrepreneurs to an international meeting in July - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe welcomes 300 entrepreneurs to an international meeting in July  Macauhub

Six die in ship sinking between Sao Tome and Principe - FRANCE 24Six die in ship sinking between Sao Tome and Principe  FRANCE 24

Sao Tome and Principe: Two intriguing island destinations no-one can locate on a map - Stuff.co.nzSao Tome and Principe: Two intriguing island destinations no-one can locate on a map  Stuff.co.nz

News - So Tom deep water port project - WorldCargo NewsNews - So Tom deep water port project  WorldCargo News

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

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

China, Sao Tome and Principe vow to enhance practical cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Sao Tome and Principe vow to enhance practical cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

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

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

'Like Manchester United': How Ghanaians reacted to Black Stars victory over Sao Tome and Principe - Goal.com'Like Manchester United': How Ghanaians reacted to Black Stars victory over Sao Tome and Principe  Goal.com

So Tom and Prncipe government monitors abandonment of agricultural land - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe government monitors abandonment of agricultural land  Macauhub

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

Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Total sign oil production sharing deal - ReutersNigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Total sign oil production sharing deal  Reuters

So Tom and Prncipe and Angola discuss enhanced cooperation in fisheries, tourism, transport and oil - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe and Angola discuss enhanced cooperation in fisheries, tourism, transport and oil  Macauhub

Ceiba Intercontinental replaces euroAtlantic as So Tom and Prncipe airline - MacauhubCeiba Intercontinental replaces euroAtlantic as So Tom and Prncipe airline  Macauhub

So Tom & Prncipe: a travel adventure that's great, green and diverse - The GuardianSo Tom & Prncipe: a travel adventure that's great, green and diverse  The Guardian

Globally, women are younger than their male partners, more likely to age alone - Pew Research CenterGlobally, women are younger than their male partners, more likely to age alone  Pew Research Center

China builds social houses in So Tom and Prncipe - MacauhubChina builds social houses in So Tom and Prncipe  Macauhub

Sao Tome and Principe PM visits Angola - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSao Tome and Principe PM visits Angola - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

SA has no choice but to beat Ghana, says Bafana coach - IOLSA has no choice but to beat Ghana, says Bafana coach  IOL

The public debt of So Tom and Prncip out of control IMF - MacauhubThe public debt of So Tom and Prncip out of control IMF  Macauhub

Sonangol and Total sign PSA in So Tom and Prncipe - Africa Oil & PowerSonangol and Total sign PSA in So Tom and Prncipe  Africa Oil & Power

2021 Africa Cup of Nations: Sao Tome secure victory in Mauritius in first leg of qualifier - BBC News2021 Africa Cup of Nations: Sao Tome secure victory in Mauritius in first leg of qualifier  BBC News

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

U-17 Women's World Cup: Tanzania, Uganda cruise to second round - Futaa.comU-17 Women's World Cup: Tanzania, Uganda cruise to second round  Futaa.com

So Tom and Prncipe economy sees higher spending and lower revenue - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe economy sees higher spending and lower revenue  Macauhub

5 amazing beaches to visit when you are in Sao Tome - Face2Face Africa5 amazing beaches to visit when you are in Sao Tome  Face2Face Africa

euroAtlantic Airways stops flying between Portugal and So Tom and Prncipe - MacauhubeuroAtlantic Airways stops flying between Portugal and So Tom and Prncipe  Macauhub

Angola, So Tom and Prncipe and Timor-Leste attend infrastructure forum in Macau - MacauhubAngola, So Tom and Prncipe and Timor-Leste attend infrastructure forum in Macau  Macauhub

WFP Sao Tome and Principe Country Brief, December 2018 - Sao Tome and Principe - ReliefWebWFP Sao Tome and Principe Country Brief, December 2018 - Sao Tome and Principe  ReliefWeb

Accelerating inclusive private sector-led growth in So Tom and Prncipe - African ReviewAccelerating inclusive private sector-led growth in So Tom and Prncipe  African Review

Government of So Tom and Prncipe plans to attract investment to develop the country - MacauhubGovernment of So Tom and Prncipe plans to attract investment to develop the country  Macauhub