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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Elections: FG pledges technical assistance to Sao Tome and ... - Guardian (blog)

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Elections: FG pledges technical assistance to Sao Tome and ...
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Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, says Federal Government will provide technical assistance for the success of Sao Tome and Principe ...
Elections: FG pledges technical assistance to Sao Tome and PrincipeThe Eagle Online

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Azerbaijan, Sao Tome and Principe establish diplomatic relations - News.Az

News.Az

Azerbaijan, Sao Tome and Principe establish diplomatic relations
News.Az
Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Communities of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe Urbino Botelho had a meeting in New York, the Foreign Ministry told News.Az.



Xi meets Sao Tome and Principe prime minister - MFA China

MFA China

Xi meets Sao Tome and Principe prime minister
MFA China
5 ,Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met with Prime Minister of Sao Tome and Principe Patrice Trovoada after the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). The success of the FOCAC Beijing Summit was strong ...



Sao Tome and Principe - Co-operative News

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Sao Tome and Principe
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Prime minister of Sao Tome and Principe arrives in Beijing for FOCAC summit - Xinhua

Xinhua

Prime minister of Sao Tome and Principe arrives in Beijing for FOCAC summit
Xinhua
Prime Minister of Sao Tome and Principe Patrice Trovoada arrives in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 2, 2018, to attend the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). (Xinhua/Shen Bohan) ...



China ready to be a reliable friend and partner of Sao Tome and Principe - CGTN (press release)

CGTN (press release)

China ready to be a reliable friend and partner of Sao Tome and Principe
CGTN (press release)
China welcomes Sao Tome and Principe's return to the China-Africa family of friendly cooperation and it will be a reliable friend and partner to Sao Tome and Principe, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday. President Xi made his remarks when ...

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China and Sao Tome and Principe sign three cooperation agreements - Macauhub

Macauhub

China and Sao Tome and Principe sign three cooperation agreements
Macauhub
China and Sao Tome and Principe have signed three cooperation agreements to social housing, setting up a Confucius Institute and granting a donation of US$29 million, the Sao Tome prime minister said. Patrice Trovoada, taking stock of his trip to ...



Tajikistan establishes diplomatic relations with Senegal, Sao Tome and Principe - AKIpress (press release)

AKIpress (press release)

Tajikistan establishes diplomatic relations with Senegal, Sao Tome and Principe
AKIpress (press release)
On the same day, Sirojiddin Muhriddin signed the Joint Communiqu on the establishment of diplomatic relations between Tajikistan and Sao Tome and Principe with Mr. Urbino Jos Gonalves Botelho, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Communities of Sao ...



So Tom and Prncipe: 17 Years After, Nigeria-Sao Tome's JDZ Remains Unproductive - AllAfrica.com

So Tom and Prncipe: 17 Years After, Nigeria-Sao Tome's JDZ Remains Unproductive
AllAfrica.com
Abuja The commercial viability of over 500 million barrels of crude oil reserves stranded in the Nigeria-So Tom and Prncipe Joint Development Zone (JDZ) has been called to question, as the region is yet to produce its first oil 17 years after ...

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So Tom and Prncipe: Chinese Premier Meets Sao Tome and Principe Prime Minister - AllAfrica.com

So Tom and Prncipe: Chinese Premier Meets Sao Tome and Principe Prime Minister
AllAfrica.com
Beijing Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday met with Prime Minister of Sao Tome and Principe Patrice Trovoada after the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Since China and Sao Tome and Principe resumed ...