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São Tomé & Príncipe

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

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Opposition shakes Trovoada

Anti-government protestors demonstrate against the Prime Minister’s manipulation of national television

The biggest challenge yet to the government of Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada saw the three opposition parties band together in a major demonstration on 19 October with ‘Save Demo...


Dragons in Eden

Príncipe wants a tourist bonanza and fears that São Tomé may try to obstruct it

The authorities are still tracking down protestors on Príncipe island who, at dawn on 8 December, burned the national flag in front of the Regional Government building in Santo Ant...


Pinto da Costa back in office

Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada will have to find a way to deal with a President freed from party loyalties

A veteran of the liberation struggle, Manuel Pinto da Costa, defeated Evaristo do Espírito Santo Carvalho, Speaker of Parliament and candidate of the governing Acção Democrática In...


The candidates line up

An official probe into a corrupt oil deal with Nigerian companies is worrying the political class and could upset calculations in the coming elections

São Tomé e Príncipe holds its much delayed presidential election in July. Meanwhile, a parliamentary inquiry into claimed corruption over an oil project with Nigeria is upsetting t...


Changing horses

In the latest diplomatic challenge to Taiwan, the tiny Atlantic archipelago is again flirting with Beijing

The appointment of a new Prime Minister in São Tomé e Príncipe could herald a reverse for Taiwan, according to regional diplomatic sources, who say politic...


Enter kingmakers

The results of the 26 March elections will fuel concern among neighbouring countries. The coalition led by the Movimento Democrático das Forças da Mudança (MDF...


Rich pickings

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 ...


Blood over oil

Political mayhem follows the latest oil block awards in the Joint Development Zone

Ministerial resignations and dismissals in São Tomé and indignant denials of corruption in Nigeria follow the 31 May award of five blocks in the two countries' Joint ...


Democracy in action

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 l...


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