Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)



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*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.

Capital: Praia

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Jorge Carlos Fonseca


  • Service oriented with commerce, transport, tourism and public services accounting for about 75% of GDP.
  • Because of a lack of natural resources, Cabo Verde imports about 82% of its food.

Population: 583,255 (2020)

Land Size: 4,033 sq km (1,557 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Creole (mulatto): 71%
  • African: 28%
  • European: 1%

  • Roman Catholic (infused with indigenous beliefs)
  • Protestant (mostly Church of the Nazarene)


  • Portuguese (official)
  • Crioulo (a blend of Portuguese and West African words)



  • Wed - Oct 21, 2020: Amavubi Stand a Chance Against Cape Verde - Coach Mashami - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
    [New Times] The national football team's head coach, Vincent Mashami, has said that he is confident his side can earn maximum points against Cape Verde when the two sides face-off in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers next month.
  • Mon - Oct 19, 2020: Venezuelan Envoy Urges Ecowas Court to Halt His Extradition From Cape Verde to U.S. - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
    [This Day] A Special Envoy to the Government of Venezuela, Mr. Alex Nain Saab Morán, has urged the West African regional court, the ECOWAS Court of Justice, to halt the plan to extradite him from Cape Verde to the United States of America.
  • Fri - Oct 2, 2020: Juba Peace Agreement to Be Signed Despite Rebel Holdout - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
    [Radio Dabanga] Juba / Khartoum -- Members of the South Sudanese mediation team and the delegation of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) rebel alliance have returned to Juba to attend the final signing ceremony of the Juba Peace Agreement that will take place tomorrow, along with a large delegation from Khartoum headed by Sovereign Council Vice President Lt Gen Mohamed Hamdan 'Hemeti'.
  • Sun - Sep 20, 2020: Amavubi Looking for Friendly Match Before Cape Verde Tie - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
    [New Times] VINCENT Mashami, head coach of the men's senior national football team, has said that his side could use an international friendly match before November's double-header against Cape Verde in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.