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: 560,899 (2017)
Land Size: 4,033 sq km (1,557 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Thu - Mar 21, 2019: Mozambique Private Sector Development Acceleration Attracts Portugal - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[The Exchange] The African Development Bank and the governments of Mozambique and Portugal have signed a Mozambique-specific Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact.
- Thu - Mar 21, 2019: Team Nigeria Set for Beach Games in Cape Verde - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[Guardian] Team Nigeria is set to take part in the first 2019 Africa Beach Games scheduled to hold at the Santa Maria Beach in Sal Island, Cape Verde from June 14 to 23.
- Fri - Mar 8, 2019: WHO Innovation Challenge to Announce 30 Finalists At the Africa Health Forum in Cabo Verde - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[WHO] The top 30 health-oriented innovations selected from a field of more than 2 400 entries to the first-ever WHO Innovation Challenge will be presented on opening day of the second WHO Africa Health Forum in Praia, Cabo Verde, on 26 March 2019.