- Vol 54 No 21
- 18th October 2013
The two sea captains arrested in São Tomé left for home last week but President Manuel Pinto da Costa seemed determined to squeeze some profit out of the affair. On 26 September, he had pardoned Cengiz Gülsen of Turkey and Ievgen Volche...
- Vol 54 No 19
- 20th September 2013
Hopes of oil wealth seem to be in ruins now that oil company Total has decided to abandon Block 1 of the Joint Development Zone (JDZ) with Nigeria. France’s Total took over Chevron’s operating stake in the block in 2010 and Project Director Fr...
- Vol 54 No 15
- 19th July 2013
The public cheered its coastguard’s seizure of two ships accused smuggling. Stena Oil calls it piracy
- 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...