Sao Tome and Principe

See also: São Tomé e Príncipé news

ADRA São Tomé and Principé
"The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International is an independent humanitarian agency established in 1984 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church." ADRA STP has worked in São Tomé and Principé since 1992.

Promotes Afro-Caribbean music. Discographies of music by Artists, Countries (São Tomé), Styles, Instruments, Labels, Years. Links to related sites and sites selling CDs and videos. Site owned by Fabrice Gaillard of Paris, France.

American Radio Works - The Cost of Corruption
On development in São Tomé. "Western Africa produces a sweet crude that's easily refined into lead-free gasoline." Development views of economist Jeffrey Sachs. "The larger question is whether a massive inflow of cash - from oil or international aid - can transform a poor country or whether the money is more likely to make things worse." Transcript. On the site of American Public Media, owner of American Radio Works, a public radio program.

Bahnhof .st
"Bahnhof ST is an Internet Service Provider located in São Tomé and Principé. The mission is to set up advanced front-end Internet technology, with a network & web-hosting central in São Tomé and Principe, Africa. Bahnhof ST also believes strongly in contributing to the local community by offering information services such as tourist promoting."

It runs the Official São Tomé and Principé tourist site:

Banco Equador
In Portuguese. Personal and business banking. Based in São Tomé e Príncipé.

California Academy of Sciences. Gulf of Guinea Islands Biodiversity Project
Includes an account (with photographs) of a trip, April - May 2001, to São Tomé and Principé, recounted by Robert C. Drewes (Curator and Chairman, Department of Herpetology) and Fabio Penny. The trip documented "the diversity of everything from mammals to diatoms, or tiny planktonic algae,.." Includes meeting with Maria das Neves Batista de Sousa, São Tomé's Minister of the Economy.

Catholic Relief Services. Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor
by Ian Gary and Terry Lynn Karl In English, French, Portuguese. Full text, in Adobe pdf. 110 p. Covers Nigeria, Gabon, Angola, Congo-Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Cameroon, São Tomé. Professor Karl is from the Dept. of Political Science, Stanford University. Site based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Companhia Santomense de Telecomunica??es
In Portuguese. São Tomé's telecommunications operator, 51% owned by Portugal Telecoms International (PTI), 49% owned by the São Tomé government.

Comunidade dos Pa?ses de L?ngua Portuguesa (CPLP)
In Portuguese. "...uma organiza??o internacional, criada em 17 de Julho de 1996" comprised of Angola, Brasil, Cabo-Verde, Guin?-Bissau, Mo?ambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Principé. Has documents / speeches from the I? Confer?ncia dos Chefes de Estado in 1996 and the II? Confer?ncia dos Chefes de Estado in 1998, documents from the Council of Ministers meetings, etc. Has brief full text articles from its Boletim, brief country profiles, events calendar.

DHL - Sao Tome
Does not have an office there. Only provides basic country information.

Diario da Republica - São Tomé and Principé
In Portuguese. Official government gazette. Access is by subscription. Has selected issues online, in Adobe pdf. On the web site of Portugal's Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda.

Domain Registry for .ST
Domain name registry for the Sao Tome domain, .st. "Anybody in the world can register a .ST domain. Although the .ST domain is the country code top-level domain for São Tomé and Principé, any corporation or individual in the world can register a domain ending with .ST." Has brief information on São Tomé and Principé. Based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Earth Institute. São Tomé e Príncipé Advisory Project on Sustainable Development Strategies
Site has Closed. "Since mid-2003, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, has led a diverse team of experts advising São Tomé e Príncipé on a pro-bono basis,..." Goals: establish an oil revenue management law; estabalish a national forum for São Tomé citizens about the country's oil revenues and solicit their views on how they might be spent (includes video); establish a national plan for sustainable economic development. Country background, government documents, reports, statistics, photographs.

Conservation et utilisation rationnelle des Ecosystèmes Forestiers d'Afrique Centrale. In French.  ECOFAC, funded by the European Union, is concerned with the environment and biodiversity of forests, animal life, etc. in the Cameroun, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and São Tomé. Has the full text of its bulletin, Canop?e, on line.

Elections Around the World - Sao Tome e Principe
From Wilfried Derksen's Elections Around the World. Based in Huissen, the Netherlands.

Guide des oiseaux de São Tomé e Príncipé
by Patrice Christy and William ClarkeHas the scientific and French names of birds described in the book. Published by ECOFAC (Conservation et utilisation rationnelle des Ecosyst?mes Forestiers d'Afrique Centrale).

Gulf of Guinea Islands' Biodiversity Network
"This website aims to provide information about the biodiversity, and its conservation, of the four Gulf of Guinea islands of Bioko, Príncipé, São Tomé and Annob?n." Includes full text reports on birds, fish, plants, trees, wild animals, links to related sites, abstracts of research papers, a species list (reptiles, amphibians, birds), etc. From the Gulf of Guinea Conservation Group which is based on the island of São Tomé.

"...a [moderated] discussion list [in English and Portuguese] for people interested in the Portuguese-speaking African countries (Mozambique, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, and São Tomé)." "The list was initiated by the Lusophone African Studies Organization (LASO). LASO [affiliated with the African Studies Assoc. (U.S.)] is an independent professional society established in the United States that is open to all scholars with an interest in Lusophone Africa."

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IIEP Newsletter (UNESCO, Paris)
The International Institute for Educational Planning's, July-Sept. 1998 issue has the article: "Spotlight on education in Portuguese-speaking Africa."

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
Situation Report Update on São Tomé e Príncipé By Gerhard Seibert. Nov. 2004. 18 p. In pdf. Also April 2004. 18 p. In pdf. See other reports on Sao Tome (including the 2003 coup). Based in Pretoria, South Africa.

Instituto - Camoes
In Portuguese and English. The Institute, under Portugal's Ministry of the Foreign Affairs (with administrative autonomy) promotes Portuguese culture and language abroad. Has a directory of Centres in Africa for the Study of Portuguese, a directory of Portuguese Cultural Centres in Africa, and of African university departments for the study of Portuguese language and literature. Publishes a magazine, Camões : revista de letras e culturas lusófonas. Negotiates cultural agreements with other countries. Based in Lisbon, Portugal.

International Boundaries Reseach Unit, University of Durham
Founded 1989 at the Univ. of Durham (UK). One of its most useful features is a keyword searchable News Database which retrieves articles from the BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, West Africa, Keesings, and other sources. One can also do keyword searches of messages posted to their email discussion list, Int-Boundaries. Has links to related net resources.

International Committee of the Red Cross
May have current news reports. Use their Search to locate articles.

International Monetary Fund. São Tomé and Principé and the IMF
Full text reports on São Tomé and Principé's economy. Includes "São Tomé and Principé: Recent Economic Developments" and "São Tomé and Principé - Statistical Appendix."

In Portuguese and English. Full text laws of São Tomé and Principé. Articles such as the Petroleum Industry Organization, How to set up a company, how to apply for investment incentives. Facts about the country, news. The Constitution (42 p. in PDF), treaties (joint development of petroleum between Nigeria and São Tomé, 27 p. in PDF), investment laws, labor laws, intellectual property laws. Links to related sites. Maintained by Rute Martins Santos and Kiluange Tiny, two lawyers based in Portugal.

Kyle, Steven - Papers on  São Tomé
Professor Kyle teaches in the Department of Applied Economics and Management , Cornell University.

Papers on  São Tomé include:
"We're Rich!! Or Are We? Oil and Development in  São Tomé & Príncipé." 35 p. (Department of Applied Economics and Management, Staff Paper No. 2003-02 May 2003. In Adobe pdf.
“Dutch Disease in São Tomé and Principé: Policy Options for the Coming Oil Boom.” 39 p. (Department of Applied Economics and Management Working Paper No. 2002-04, February 2002. In Adobe pdf.

(Paris) From the Association des chercheurs de la revue Lusotopie. Pub. by Editions Karthala, Paris. Abstracts in French, Portuguese, English. Full text articles on-line. Annual academic journal first published in 1994. Political analysis of Portuguese-speaking countries. Search by keyword across all issues in English, Portuguese, and French.

Some articles:
Business and Politics in São Tomé and Principé: From Cocoa Monoculture to Petro-State.

The Bloodless Coup of July 2003 in São Tomé and Principé.

Memória Portuguesa de África e do Orient
In Portuguese. Site takes a while to load. Historical postcards from Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Principé. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image. João M.Loureiro, owner of the postcards, has published them as books which are sold on the web site.

Nigeria São Tomé and Principé Joint Development Zone (JDZ)
" area of overlapping maritime boundary claims that will be jointly developed by the two countries." Concerns joint development of oil resources. Maps, charts of petrolelum prospecting. Petroleum legislation, press releases. Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Obo National Park (Parque Natural Ôbo)
Obo National Park (Parque Natural Ôbo) "...created on both São Tomé and Principé islands to protect the country unique natural heritage..." Events, photos, walking tours, history, attractions (Monte Pico climb, birding, botanical garden). Links to some full text articles (mainly scientific).

Rádio Nacional de São Tomé e Príncipe
In Portuguese. Based in São Tomé.

Rural Women, Population & Development in Lusophone Africa: Annotated Bibliography of Selected Literature in Portuguese Language 1991 - 1996
Prepared by Zoran Roca. Covers Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Principé. From the Population Information Network (POPIN) of the United Nations Population Division (DESIPA), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Older site:

Discussion group, in Portuguese and English. "You can take part using any latin language or english. Organized by the Societat Antropogeogr?fica a Barcelona-Centre d'Estudis Transfronterers." Has São Tomé web sites. The list moderator is Xavier Mu?oz.

São Tomé e Príncipé Page
In English, Portuguese, German. Page from a German company promoting tourism and investment in the islands. Has an audio file of the national anthem (for those with sounds cards/speakers).

São Tomé e Príncipé Page
In Portuguese. News from Fax Jornal, Tribuna, information on culture, new books, links to related sites. The webmaster is Matthias B?rcher. On the web site of Belle Nuit Montage in Lausanne, Switzerland.

São Tomé e Príncipé. Assembleia Nacional
In Portuguese. Information on the Deputies, Commissions, full text of the Constitution, text of laws related to the Assembly, words of the national anthem, etc.

São Tomé e Príncipé. Gabinete do Primeiro-Ministro
In Portuguese. List of cabinet members, Programa do VIII Governo Constitucional da Segunda República, etc.

São Tomé e Príncipé. Presidência
In Portuguese. Official site of the President's Office. President's biography. Text of Presidential decrees, communiques, audio of the national anthem. Full text of the Constitution (in Portuguese).

Societat Antropogeogràfica a Barcelona -  São Tomé e Príncipé
In Spanish. Site has pop-up ads. Bibliography of mainly print citations to monographs, articles on  São Tomé e Príncipé. On the web site of the Societat Antropogeogràfica a Barcelona, Centre d'Estudis Transfronterers (The Anthropogeographic Society of Barcelona - Crossborder Studies Centre).

STP Info
In Portuguese, some pages in English. Older news, tourism, basic facts, government addresses, business opportunities.

Use their Search to locate information on São Tomé.

Examples of content:
UNESCO - São Tomé Official Relations
Education for All 2000 Assessment (full text report in French)

United Nations Development Programme - São Tomé and Principé
In English and French. Includes photographs. The English site is in progress. and

United Nations House, São Tomé and Principé
Has a country profile, describes the work of the U.N. in São Tomé, has excerpts from the UN annual report, international conventions adherred to, photographs including the national museum which was a 15th c. Portuguese fort, and related links.

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members - São Tomé and Principé
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative.

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook
Has a map, information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense.

United States. Congress on the Internet - Thomas
Thomas, U.S. Legislative Information. Keyword search access to the full text of the U.S. Congressional Record (similar to parliamentary proceedings or debates).

For the 109th Congress (2005-2006) find for ex. -
H. R. 1130 legislation To provide for the cancellation of debts owed to international financial institutions by poor countries, and for other purposes [includes São Tomé]
Speech July 19, 2005 by Rep. Charles Rangel calling for more ties with the Gulf of Guinea region.

U.S. Department of Justice. Foreign Agents Registration Act. Annual Reports
Lists for 1997 individuals or companies "engaging in political activities for or on behalf of foreign governments, foreign political parties and other foreign principals." Includes a report on São Tomé.

United States. Department of State. Background Notes: São Tomé and Principé
Flag, country facts, nationality term, history, government officials, political conditions, economy, foreign and US relations, travel and business information.

U.S. State Department. Report on Human Rights - São Tomé
2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report, 1997 Report, 1996 Report, 1993-1995 Reports.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Center for Black Studies
Has a Technology in Sao Tome project 2003-2004.

University of Pennsylvania African Country Pages and Search Engine
Maps, embassy, travel, language information, etc., created by Julie Sisskind, now maintained by Ali Dinar. UPenn has a search facility.
In Portuguese. Promotes civil society, transparency and development in São Tomé and Principé. Seeks to prevent the misuse of natural resources and national budget mismanagement. Current São Tomé news. Based in Lisbon, Portugal and São Tomé and Principé.

Print Sources
Meier, Barry and Jad Mouawad. 2007 July 2. No Oil Yet, but Tiny African Isle Finds Slippery Dealings, New York Times, A1 and A8. [2007 July 2].