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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So Tom and Prncipe: Angola and So Tom Solid Friendship Highlighted - AllAfrica.com

So Tom and Prncipe: Angola and So Tom Solid Friendship Highlighted
AllAfrica.com
Luanda The Angolan Head of State, Joo Loureno, last Thursday in Luanda highlighted the "solid ties of friendship and co-operation" that unite Angola and the archipelago of So Tom & Prncipe, as well as manifested his firm conviction about the ...
So Tom and Prncipe adopts new Commercial Registration CodeMacauhub

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How the previously uninhabited island of So Tom and Prncipe became Africa's biggest sugar exporter in the 16th ... - Face2Face Africa

Face2Face Africa

How the previously uninhabited island of So Tom and Prncipe became Africa's biggest sugar exporter in the 16th ...
Face2Face Africa
So Tom was uninhabited until 1493 when lvaro Caminha, who served as its Captain-major (Governor) formed its first settlement after the island was given to him as a grant by the Portuguese crown. Prncipe, likewise, also followed suit. The first ...



Nigerian ambassador to Sao Tome and Principe is dead Nigeria ... - Guardian (blog)

Guardian (blog)

Nigerian ambassador to Sao Tome and Principe is dead Nigeria ...
Guardian (blog)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has described the death of Nigerian ambassador to Sao Tome and Principe, Queen Imaria Worlu, as unfortunate.
So Tom and Prncipe: Nigerian Ambassador to Sao Tome and Principe Is DeadAllAfrica.com
Ministry mourns late ambassador, Queen Imaria WorluThe Eagle Online

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Nigerian Ambassador to Sao Tome, Worlu dies on duty - Daily Post Nigeria

Daily Post Nigeria

Nigerian Ambassador to Sao Tome, Worlu dies on duty
Daily Post Nigeria
The Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Ambassador Queen Worlu is dead. Worlu died at her duty post on Monday. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commiserated with the spouse and other family members as well as ...
Nigerian ambassador to Sao Tome dies Punch NewspapersThe Punch
Nigerian Ambassador to Sao Tome and Principe Dies In ServiceHerald NG (press release)
Buhari mourns Ambassador Worlu, orders immediate evacuation of her remainsNAIJA.NG
TODAY.NG -Concise News
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Modernisation of So Tom and Prncipe port and airport estimated to cost US$66 million - Macauhub

Macauhub

Modernisation of So Tom and Prncipe port and airport estimated to cost US$66 million
Macauhub
So Tom and Prncipe needs to spend US$66 million to modernise the port and the international airport of the capital, according to a document from the World Bank to which Macauhub in So Tom had access. The document, in the section focused on the ...



Nigerian ambassador to Sao Tome and Principe is dead Premium Times Nigeria - Nigerian Bulletin

Nigerian Bulletin

Nigerian ambassador to Sao Tome and Principe is dead Premium Times Nigeria
Nigerian Bulletin
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has described the death of Nigerian ambassador to Sao Tome and Principe, Queen Imaria Worlu, as unfortunate. The Ministry's Permanent Secretary, Olukunle Bamgbose, stated this in a statement made available to the News ...



HM King congratulates So Tom and Prncipe President - Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain News Agency

HM King congratulates So Tom and Prncipe President
Bahrain News Agency
Manama, July 11 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations to President Evaristo Carvalho of So Tom and Prncipe on his country's Independence Day. HM the King wished the President abundant health and ...



Sao Tome & Principe National Day - CNBCAfrica.com

Sao Tome & Principe National Day
CNBCAfrica.com
On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the people of Democratic Republic of Sao Tome & Principe on the 43rd anniversary of your independence on July 12th. Your long tradition of democratic ...



So Tom and Prncipe water and power company needs to invest US$128 million - Macauhub

So Tom and Prncipe water and power company needs to invest US$128 million
Macauhub
Sao Tome water and electricity company, EMAE, needs to invest around US$128 million to repair transmission and distribution networks to normal levels of operation, according to a document drawn up by the World Bank, to which Macauhub had access.



Sao Tome and Principe - STL.News (blog)

STL.News (blog)

Sao Tome and Principe
STL.News (blog)
WASHINGTON U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the people of Democratic Republic of Sao Tome & Principe on the 43rd ...