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: 568,373 (2018)
Land Size: 4,033 sq km (1,557 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Tue - Mar 31, 2020: IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Cabo Verde - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[IMF] Washington, DC - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the first review of Cabo Verde's economic performance under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI)  . The Executive Board's decision was taken without a meeting  .
- Tue - Mar 24, 2020: Gambia Scout Association Attends 14th West Africa Confab in Praia - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[The Point] Over 80 Scouts and partners from 14 West African countries and beyond have converged in Praia, Cape Verde for the 10th West Africa Zonal Youth Forum and 14th Conference which starts from 26th February - 2nd March 2020.
- Wed - Mar 11, 2020: Liberia Win 3rd-Place in WAFU Women's Tourney, Defeat Cape Verde 1-0 - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[Observer] Liberian players in a jubilant mood after winning the bronze trophy (Photo: LFA)