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São Tomé & Príncipe

Population: 0.20 mn.
GDP: $0.39 bn.
Debt: $0.26 bn.

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Graft, or statescraft?

The detention of an ex-finance minister on corruption charges looks more like a ruse to keep his former boss in exile

While dethroned Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada was able to leave São Tomé for his luxury home in Lisbon after losing power, one of his most prominent ministers has n...


End for Trovoada

On 3 December, Jorge Bom Jesus, the leader of the Movimento de Libertação de São Tomé e Príncipe/Partido Social Democrata (MLSTP/PSD), was sworn ...


Poll blow for Trovoada 

Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada and his ruling Acção Democrática Independente (ADI) emerged from the elections of 7 October as the biggest party, but they lost...


Whose coup is it anyway?

The government has foiled a plot to kill Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada and kidnap President Evaristo Carvalho and the National Assembly President José Diogo, it claimed on 7 Augu...


A toxic brew

Arguments over a beer company have opened dangerous divisions in the elite while the ruling party plays fast and loose with the constitution

One of the few working industrial facilities in São Tomé e Príncipe, the Rosema brewery, is the locus of a vicious political dispute pitting one part of the po...


Trovoada's Chinese gamble

The country's leaders hope their switch in support from Taiwan to mainland China will trigger an avalanche of cash and investment

Patrice Trovoada is a confident man these days. The Gabonese-born Prime Minister of São Tomé e Príncipe jokes, in private, about Donald Trump's slim chances of re-election as Unite...


Broken China

Urbino Botelho, Foreign Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe, has made his bid for posterity by breaking off diplomatic relations with Taiwan and restoring relations with the People's...


Run-off wrangle

For the first time since the country's democratic transition in 1991, the losers of an election have claimed the vote was rigged and refuse to recognise the official results. The s...


Trovoada's triumph

The first-round victory of Evaristo Carvalho, 74, candidate of the ruling Acção Democrática Independente (ADI) in the presidential election came as a surprise to most observers. He...


Trovoada's return

Former Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada has crowned an unlikely comeback with an emphatic victory in the 12 October legislative elections. One thing hasn't changed, however: his str...


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