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:
- Fri - May 18, 2018: Cap Verdean and Congolese Music Streaming Platform Launched - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[Digital Content Africa] Cap Verdean music industry veteran Elodie Dasilva, CEO of music label LusAfrica and DRC's Djo Moupondo of La Clique Musique have come together to launch a low-cost music streaming platform. Russell Southwood spoke to La Clique Musique's Djo Moupondo about how it will work and the scale of their ambitions.
- Thu - May 17, 2018: Cape Verde Sees Seychelles As a Tourism Model, Foreign Minister Says After Visit With President - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[Seychelles News Agency] Cape Verde hopes to learn from the sustainable tourism model of Seychelles, said the Cape Verdean minister of tourism on Thursday.
- Thu - May 3, 2018: Cabo Verde and Angola Establish Strategic Partnership - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[ANGOP] Luanda -Cabo Verde and Angola managed to establish a strategic partnership, besides strengthening the traditional bilateral relations, during last week's visit to Angola of the Cabo Verdean Premier, José Ulisses Correia e Silva.