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São Tomé & Príncipe

Population: 0.23m
GDP: $0.526bn
Debt: 63.1% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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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...

Gems to oil

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 ...


The latest coup attempt in São Tomé e Príncipe, which only temporarily toppled President Fradique de Menezes (who was in Nigeria when it happened on 16 July) a...

Fradique's new front

A newcomer to oil finds that old deals with foreign friends gum up the works

The standoff between President Fradique de Menezes and oil interests in Nigeria, Norway and the United States blocks development of São Tomé e Príncipe's offsh...

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