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

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

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

Former Macao Forum secretary-general to be China's ambassador to So Tom - Macau NewsFormer Macao Forum secretary-general to be China's ambassador to So Tom  Macau News

So Tom Ratifies The Arusha Protocol On The Protection Of New Varieties Of Plants - Intellectual Property - South Africa - Mondaq News AlertsSo Tom Ratifies The Arusha Protocol On The Protection Of New Varieties Of Plants - Intellectual Property - South Africa  Mondaq News Alerts

Portuguese-speaking painters showcase their creations - Macau NewsPortuguese-speaking painters showcase their creations  Macau News

COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 33 (14 October 2020) - South Africa - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 33 (14 October 2020) - South Africa  ReliefWeb

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

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

Bafana Bafana's latest Fifa World Rankings revealed - Goal.comBafana Bafana's latest Fifa World Rankings revealed  Goal.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

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

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

'For me it's clear' - Zungu not part of Ntseki's Bafana Bafana plans - Goal.com'For me it's clear' - Zungu not part of Ntseki's Bafana Bafana plans  Goal.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

COVID-19 could push 100 million more people into poverty - National GeographicCOVID-19 could push 100 million more people into poverty  National Geographic

IMF approves aid for world's 28 poorest countries, 22 of which in Africa - northafricapost.comIMF approves aid for world's 28 poorest countries, 22 of which in Africa  northafricapost.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

African island states launch joint medicines procurement initiative - Cabo Verde - ReliefWebAfrican island states launch joint medicines procurement initiative - Cabo Verde  ReliefWeb

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

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

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

World Food Day 2020 - Banking On Agriculture - AllAfrica.comWorld Food Day 2020 - Banking On Agriculture  AllAfrica.com

A UBS report says Dollar General pays workers the least among 25 major retailers, even as the discount chain t - Business Insider IndiaA UBS report says Dollar General pays workers the least among 25 major retailers, even as the discount chain t  Business Insider India

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNECA United Nations Economic Commission for Afr : Time for integrated regional value chains in Central Africa - Marketscreener.comUNECA United Nations Economic Commission for Afr : Time for integrated regional value chains in Central Africa  Marketscreener.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 Prncipe and Equatorial Guinea work together on oil and gas prospecting - MacauhubSo Tom and Prncipe and Equatorial Guinea work together on oil and gas prospecting  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 Tom central bank facilitates access to credit Macauhub - MacauhubSo Tom central bank facilitates access to credit Macauhub  Macauhub

Africa: Regional human rights bodies struggle to uphold rights amid political headwinds - Amnesty InternationalAfrica: Regional human rights bodies struggle to uphold rights amid political headwinds  Amnesty International

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

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

The State of African Regional Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms 2019-2020 - World - ReliefWebThe State of African Regional Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms 2019-2020 - World  ReliefWeb

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

Coronavirus - So Tom and Prncipe: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes a Virtual Extended Credit Facility First Review Mission for So Tom and Prncipe - Africanews EnglishCoronavirus - So Tom and Prncipe: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes a Virtual Extended Credit Facility First Review Mission for So Tom and Prncipe  Africanews English

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Africa Needs Fiscal Space, More Representation in Security Council as COVID 19 Erases Hard Won Development Gains Across Continent, Speakers Tell General Assembly - World - ReliefWebAfrica Needs Fiscal Space, More Representation in Security Council as COVID 19 Erases Hard Won Development Gains Across Continent, Speakers Tell General Assembly - World  ReliefWeb

Africa roundup: Mosimane warns Ahly of 'difficult' match despite lead - Yahoo SportsAfrica roundup: Mosimane warns Ahly of 'difficult' match despite lead  Yahoo Sports

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 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, 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

The G20 Common Framework for Debt Treatments beyond the DSSI: Is it bound to fail? Part 1 - EURODADThe G20 Common Framework for Debt Treatments beyond the DSSI: Is it bound to fail? Part 1  EURODAD

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

China starts construction of social housing in So Tom and Prncipe - MacauhubChina starts construction of social housing in So Tom and Prncipe  Macauhub

Nigeria donates medical supplies worth N67 million to Sao Tome and Principe - DevdiscourseNigeria donates medical supplies worth N67 million to Sao Tome and Principe  Devdiscourse

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

So Tom & Prncipe, Equatorial Guinea agree to explore oil & gas reserves - DevdiscourseSo Tom & Prncipe, Equatorial Guinea agree to explore oil & gas reserves  Devdiscourse

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

Guide for investors in lusophone countries translated Macauhub - MacauhubGuide for investors in lusophone countries translated Macauhub  Macauhub

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

Chinese company refurbishes market on the outskirts of the So Tome and Prncipe capital - MacauhubChinese company refurbishes market on the outskirts of the So Tome and Prncipe capital  Macauhub

BP, Kosmos win rights to two oil blocks in Sao Tome and Principe - ReutersBP, Kosmos win rights to two oil blocks in Sao Tome and Principe  Reuters

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

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

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

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

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

European Union blacklist includes airlines from Angola and So Tom and Principe - MacauhubEuropean Union blacklist includes airlines from Angola and So Tom and Principe  Macauhub

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

Sao Tome: Government suspends links with Principe, among other Covid-19 measures - Macau BusinessSao Tome: Government suspends links with Principe, among other Covid-19 measures  Macau Business

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 & 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

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

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

WHO COVID-19 response team arrives in So Tom & Prncipe - DevdiscourseWHO COVID-19 response team arrives in So Tom & Prncipe  Devdiscourse