- Vol 53 No 25
- 14th December 2012
Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada’s government failed to reach the end of its term, as Africa Confidential predicted (AC Vol 53 No 22, Opposition shakes Trovoada), and lawyer Gabriel Costa of the União dos Democratas para a Cidadania e Desenvolvimento (UDD)...
- Vol 53 No 22
- 2nd November 2012
Anti-government protestors demonstrate against the Prime Minister’s manipulation of national television
- Vol 53 No 2
- 20th January 2012
Príncipe wants a tourist bonanza and fears that São Tomé may try to obstruct it
- Vol 52 No 17
- 26th August 2011
Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada will have to find a way to deal with a
President freed from party loyalties
- Vol 52 No 8
- 15th April 2011
An official probe into a corrupt oil deal with Nigerian companies is worrying the political class and could upset calculations in the coming elections
- Vol 47 No 7
- 31st March 2006
The results of the 26 March elections will fuel concern among neighbouring countries. The coalition led by the Movimento Democrático das Forças da Mudança (MDFM), nominally loyal to President Fradique de Menezes, appears set to emerge...
- Vol 47 No 5
- 3rd March 2006
Expectations of an imminent oil boom may dominate campaigning for the 26 March parliamentary elections. It is five years since São Tomé signed a deal with Nigeria to establish a Joint Development Zone along their undemarcated maritime bounda...
- Vol 46 No 12
- 10th June 2005
Political mayhem follows the latest oil block awards in the Joint
- Vol 45 No 20
- 8th October 2004
The appointment of Damião Vaz d'Almeida as Premier on 18 September marks the impoverished archipelago's sixth change of government in three years. It also calls a halt, at least temporarily, to the career of Maria das Neves.
- Vol 45 No 3
- 4th February 2004
Claims by Diamondworks, a South African-based, Canadian-registered company with a colourful history in mining and security (AC Vol 44 No 15), to have secured oil trading rights in São Tomé e Príncipe are stirring a political storm. It...