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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Sao Tome and Principe: The African island paradise that time forgot - Telegraph.co.ukSao Tome and Principe: The African island paradise that time forgot  Telegraph.co.uk

Afcon qualifiers: Ghana draft Wakaso and Boateng for South Africa, Sao Tome and Principe - Goal.comAfcon qualifiers: Ghana draft Wakaso and Boateng for South Africa, Sao Tome and Principe  Goal.com

CST extends FTTH to north of Sao Tome and Principe - Developing TelecomsCST extends FTTH to north of Sao Tome and Principe  Developing Telecoms

Cancellation for non-use can be used to avoid market monopoly in Sao Tome and Principe - World Trademark ReviewCancellation for non-use can be used to avoid market monopoly in Sao Tome and Principe  World Trademark Review

The 'African Galapagos' rewards adventurous travelers - Travel WeeklyThe 'African Galapagos' rewards adventurous travelers  Travel Weekly

Danish Supreme Court Confirms Monjasa's Victory in Sao Tome Bunker Cargo Dispute - Ship & BunkerDanish Supreme Court Confirms Monjasa's Victory in Sao Tome Bunker Cargo Dispute  Ship & Bunker

Covid-19 vaccine: Cte d'Ivoire, So Tom, Prncipe to soon receive syringes from UNICEF | Air Cargo - Logistics Update AfricaCovid-19 vaccine: Cte d'Ivoire, So Tom, Prncipe to soon receive syringes from UNICEF | Air Cargo  Logistics Update Africa

3 Turkish sailors left behind in pirate attack return home - ABC News3 Turkish sailors left behind in pirate attack return home  ABC News

Afcon 2021 qualifiers: Ghana name provisional squad for South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe showdown - Goal.comAfcon 2021 qualifiers: Ghana name provisional squad for South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe showdown  Goal.com

Report: Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates have been freed - WSIL TVReport: Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates have been freed  WSIL TV

China-based winger Acheampong believes in Akonnor's Ghana Afcon-winning capacity - Goal IndiaChina-based winger Acheampong believes in Akonnor's Ghana Afcon-winning capacity  Goal India

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

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

The World Bank Provides $10 million to Support So Tom and Prncipe's Response to COVID-19 - Sao Tome and Principe - ReliefWebThe World Bank Provides $10 million to Support So Tom and Prncipe's Response to COVID-19 - Sao Tome and Principe  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of So Tom and Prncipe : First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Request for Augmentation of Access, Rephasing of Access, and Financing Assurances Review-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 : First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Request for Augmentation of Access, Rephasing of Access, and Financing Assurances Review-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Democratic Republic of So Tom and Prncipe  International Monetary Fund

So Tom and Prncipe: Sharpened focus - International Financial Law ReviewSo Tom and Prncipe: Sharpened focus  International Financial Law Review

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

IMF Executive Board Completes the First Review of the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for the Democratic Republic of So Tom and Prncipe - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Completes the First Review of the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for the Democratic Republic of So Tom and Prncipe  International Monetary Fund

IMF Staff Completes a Virtual Extended Credit Facility First Review Mission for So Tom and Prncipe - International Monetary FundIMF Staff Completes a Virtual Extended Credit Facility First Review Mission for So Tom and Prncipe  International Monetary Fund

Anchoring a Green Recovery in So Tom and Prncipe - BirdLife InternationalAnchoring a Green Recovery in So Tom and Prncipe  BirdLife International

The Republic of So Tom and Prncipe become party to the Arusha Protocol - Inventa InternationalThe Republic of So Tom and Prncipe become party to the Arusha Protocol  Inventa International

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

How every state's population compares to countries around the world - News-Daily.comHow every state's population compares to countries around the world  News-Daily.com

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

Coronavirus | Sao Tome and Principe - State of Emergency and Public Disaster - LexologyCoronavirus | Sao Tome and Principe - State of Emergency and Public Disaster  Lexology

African music streamers to soon access Spotify as it launches in 39 nations - Africanews EnglishAfrican music streamers to soon access Spotify as it launches in 39 nations  Africanews English

Sao tome and principe legal regime for the mining and extraction of aggregates - LexologySao tome and principe legal regime for the mining and extraction of aggregates  Lexology

So Tom and Prncipe re-open Churches after 3 months lockdown - Vatican NewsSo Tom and Prncipe re-open Churches after 3 months lockdown  Vatican News

India opens new mission in Liberia, fourth in this financial year - India TodayIndia opens new mission in Liberia, fourth in this financial year  India Today

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

'We are very worried' - Bafana Bafana coach Ntseki on Zungu's situation at Rangers - Goal.com'We are very worried' - Bafana Bafana coach Ntseki on Zungu's situation at Rangers  Goal.com

Fit-again Ghana and Reading right-back Yiadom opens up on challenging road to injury recovery - Goal.comFit-again Ghana and Reading right-back Yiadom opens up on challenging road to injury recovery  Goal.com

37th Universal Periodic Review: UK statement on So Tom and Prncipe - GOV.UK37th Universal Periodic Review: UK statement on So Tom and Prncipe  GOV.UK

Beijing And Marrakesh Treaties In Sao Tome & Principe - Intellectual Property - South Africa - Mondaq News AlertsBeijing And Marrakesh Treaties In Sao Tome & Principe - Intellectual Property - South Africa  Mondaq News Alerts

So Tom and Prncipe National Olympic Committee officially opens refurbished HQ - Insidethegames.bizSo Tom and Prncipe National Olympic Committee officially opens refurbished HQ  Insidethegames.biz

Pirate Group Conducts Multiple Attacks in Gulf of Guinea Over 4 Days - The Maritime ExecutivePirate Group Conducts Multiple Attacks in Gulf of Guinea Over 4 Days  The Maritime Executive

Sao Tome and Prncipe tips to manage trademark portfolios during covid-19 - Inventa InternationalSao Tome and Prncipe tips to manage trademark portfolios during covid-19  Inventa International

2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Daniel Nii Laryea leads selected Ghanaian referees for Sao Tome and Sudan game - Ghanasoccernet.com2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Daniel Nii Laryea leads selected Ghanaian referees for Sao Tome and Sudan game  Ghanasoccernet.com

Ghana coach Akonnor shares camp reaction after four days of training for Afcon qualifiers - Goal.comGhana coach Akonnor shares camp reaction after four days of training for Afcon qualifiers  Goal.com

WATCH LIVE: Men's singles quarter finals from Cordoba Open - TennisheadWATCH LIVE: Men's singles quarter finals from Cordoba Open  Tennishead

Man Utd announce partnership with StarTimes to show MUTV in Africa - Manchester UnitedMan Utd announce partnership with StarTimes to show MUTV in Africa  Manchester United

Mohammed Salisu: Ghanaian defender makes full Southampton debut in Chelsea draw - Goal IndiaMohammed Salisu: Ghanaian defender makes full Southampton debut in Chelsea draw  Goal India

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

Cameroon MCO (Multi Country Operation Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Sao Tome & Principe) - Factsheet - December 2020 - Cameroon - ReliefWebCameroon MCO (Multi Country Operation Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Sao Tome & Principe) - Factsheet - December 2020 - Cameroon  ReliefWeb

Djiku: Strasbourg defender reacts to Van Dijk comparison, love for Varane and playing for Ghana - Goal.comDjiku: Strasbourg defender reacts to Van Dijk comparison, love for Varane and playing for Ghana  Goal.com

Did Africa turn a corner in 2020 or did it just dodge a bullet? - Brookings InstitutionDid Africa turn a corner in 2020 or did it just dodge a bullet?  Brookings Institution

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

Bafana Bafana vs Sao Tome and Principe: Five players to watch - Goal.comBafana Bafana vs Sao Tome and Principe: Five players to watch  Goal.com

This years AU could work to Moroccos advantage over Western Sahara - The Africa ReportThis years AU could work to Moroccos advantage over Western Sahara  The Africa Report

Germany contributes 10 Million to WB Trust Fund for Disease Preparedness in Developing Countries - World - ReliefWebGermany contributes 10 Million to WB Trust Fund for Disease Preparedness in Developing Countries - World  ReliefWeb

Tariqe Fosu: Ghana and Brentford winger earns award nomination for fine January performances - Goal.comTariqe Fosu: Ghana and Brentford winger earns award nomination for fine January performances  Goal.com

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

South Africa to host both Afcon qualifiers v Sao Tome e Principe - Reuters UKSouth Africa to host both Afcon qualifiers v Sao Tome e Principe  Reuters UK

Turkish sailors abducted by pirates return home from Nigeria - Times of IndiaTurkish sailors abducted by pirates return home from Nigeria  Times of India

Ghana duo Iddrisu Baba and Boakye-Yiadom talk up Africa Cup of Nations ambitions - Goal.comGhana duo Iddrisu Baba and Boakye-Yiadom talk up Africa Cup of Nations ambitions  Goal.com

Coronavirus - So Tom and Prncipe: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Approves a US$12 Million Disbursement to So Tom and Prncipe to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - Africanews EnglishCoronavirus - So Tom and Prncipe: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Approves a US$12 Million Disbursement to So Tom and Prncipe to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic  Africanews English

Jordan Ayew: Ghana striker expresses Crystal Palace worry on poor streak - Goal.comJordan Ayew: Ghana striker expresses Crystal Palace worry on poor streak  Goal.com

Bafana Bafana player ratings as Ntseki's courageous men defeat Sao Tome and Principe - Goal.comBafana Bafana player ratings as Ntseki's courageous men defeat Sao Tome and Principe  Goal.com

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

TAP Air Portugal Cuts Most Flights Given Travel Restrictions - Simple FlyingTAP Air Portugal Cuts Most Flights Given Travel Restrictions  Simple Flying

Mohammed Salisu: Southampton boss Hasenhuttl runs the rule over Ghanaian's debut in FA Cup triumph - Goal.comMohammed Salisu: Southampton boss Hasenhuttl runs the rule over Ghanaian's debut in FA Cup triumph  Goal.com

Sao Tome and Principe | Travel guide, tips and inspiration | Wanderlust - WanderlustSao Tome and Principe | Travel guide, tips and inspiration | Wanderlust  Wanderlust

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

Bafana Bafana learn latest position in Fifa World Rankings ahead of Ghana clash - Goal.comBafana Bafana learn latest position in Fifa World Rankings ahead of Ghana clash  Goal.com

What's Eaten Where: So Tom and Prncipe - Cyprus MailWhat's Eaten Where: So Tom and Prncipe  Cyprus Mail

Ghana's Kudus completes injury return as Cote d'Ivoire's Haller grabs Ajax headlines once again - Goal.comGhana's Kudus completes injury return as Cote d'Ivoire's Haller grabs Ajax headlines once again  Goal.com

Pirates who kidnapped Turkish seamen off Nigeria make 1st contact | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahPirates who kidnapped Turkish seamen off Nigeria make 1st contact | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Coronavirus - Sao Tome & Principe travel advice - GOV.UKCoronavirus - Sao Tome & Principe travel advice  GOV.UK

We know what will happen if Bafana Bafana don't collect six points from Sao Tome - Ntseki - Goal.comWe know what will happen if Bafana Bafana don't collect six points from Sao Tome - Ntseki  Goal.com

So Tom and Prncipe NOC hold video conference to discuss COVID-19 response - Insidethegames.bizSo Tom and Prncipe NOC hold video conference to discuss COVID-19 response  Insidethegames.biz

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

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

UAE leaders congratulate President of Sao Tome and Principe on Independence Day - WAM ENUAE leaders congratulate President of Sao Tome and Principe on Independence Day  WAM EN

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

Coronavirus - So Tom and Prncipe: IMF Executive Board Completes the First Review of the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for the Democratic Republic of So Tom and Prncipe - Africanews EnglishCoronavirus - So Tom and Prncipe: IMF Executive Board Completes the First Review of the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for the Democratic Republic of So Tom and Prncipe  Africanews English

Ntseki aware South Africans are impatient with Bafana Bafana as Sao Tome e Principe test beckons - Goal.comNtseki aware South Africans are impatient with Bafana Bafana as Sao Tome e Principe test beckons  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

So Tom and Prncipe and Equatorial Guinea lead Energy Cooperation in the Gulf of Guinea - Africanews EnglishSo Tom and Prncipe and Equatorial Guinea lead Energy Cooperation in the Gulf of Guinea  Africanews English

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

Mohammed Salisu: Southampton boss Hasenhuttl praises Ghanaian's fitness - Goal.comMohammed Salisu: Southampton boss Hasenhuttl praises Ghanaian's fitness  Goal.com

Ntseki demands Bafana Bafana 'raise the bar' against Sao Tome e Principe in Afcon qualifiers - Goal.comNtseki demands Bafana Bafana 'raise the bar' against Sao Tome e Principe in Afcon qualifiers  Goal.com

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

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

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

Bongani Zungu now facing Bafana uncertainty after Covid-19-related indiscretion at Glasgow Rangers - SowetanLIVEBongani Zungu now facing Bafana uncertainty after Covid-19-related indiscretion at Glasgow Rangers  SowetanLIVE

World Bank opens $ 30 million for Sao Tome and Principe - haveeruonlineWorld Bank opens $ 30 million for Sao Tome and Principe  haveeruonline

Morocco, Sao Tome and Principe Sign Cooperation Agreement - Morocco World NewsMorocco, Sao Tome and Principe Sign Cooperation Agreement  Morocco World News

Shell farms into Kosmos portfolio - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceShell farms into Kosmos portfolio - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

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

So Tom and Prncipe redenominates currency - Central BankingSo Tom and Prncipe redenominates currency  Central Banking

Angola: Visas abolished for Angolans, Sao Tome nationals for travel between the two countries - Macau BusinessAngola: Visas abolished for Angolans, Sao Tome nationals for travel between the two countries  Macau Business

Cook Islands, Sao Tome and Principe accede to Cape Town Agreement, 46 declare support - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideCook Islands, Sao Tome and Principe accede to Cape Town Agreement, 46 declare support  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Sao Tome and Principe Home - World Bank GroupSao Tome and Principe Home  World Bank Group

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

Bongani Zungu facing Bafana uncertainty after Covid-19 indiscretion at Glasgow Rangers - TimesLIVEBongani Zungu facing Bafana uncertainty after Covid-19 indiscretion at Glasgow Rangers  TimesLIVE

India and Republic of Sao Tome and Principe sign MoU to set up Space centre - Space in AfricaIndia and Republic of Sao Tome and Principe sign MoU to set up Space centre  Space in Africa

Sao Tome and Principe: Polisarios Actions in Guerguerat Are Criminal - Morocco World NewsSao Tome and Principe: Polisarios Actions in Guerguerat Are Criminal  Morocco World News

Percy Tau scores for South Africa in win - The ArgusPercy Tau scores for South Africa in win  The Argus

So Tom And Prncipe Signs Space Agreement With India - SpaceWatch.GlobalSo Tom And Prncipe Signs Space Agreement With India  SpaceWatch.Global

The paradise islands that tourism forgot - Telegraph.co.ukThe paradise islands that tourism forgot  Telegraph.co.uk