COAT OF ARMS
*The group of islands was named Cabo Verde, meaning Green Cape, by the Portuguese in 1444. As time passed, the name was anglicized to Cape Verde. Since 2013, the government decided that the Portuguese Cabo Verde would henceforth be used for official purposes, and requests that the rest of the world respects this name change.
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Jorge Carlos Fonseca
Population: 525,000 (2015)
Land Size: 4,033 sq km (1,557 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- Tue - Mar 13, 2018: Tillerson Pledges U.S. Support for Quick Release of Dapchi, Chibok Girls - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[This Day] The United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, arrived Abuja, Nigeria's capital Monday, where he pledged the support of the U.S. in securing the quick release of the Dapchi and remaining Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists and expressed hope that a deal for their release would be struck soon.
- Fri - Feb 23, 2018: Cape Verde Wants to Help Angola in Local Elections - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[ANGOP] Cabinda -Angola can count on the experience of the Republic of Cape Verde in the implementation of the administrative decentralization process that will culminate with the local elections, said Cape Verdean ambassador Jorge Eduardo Aubyn de Figueiredo.