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:
- Mon - May 22, 2017: Cape Verde Supports Belt and Road Initiative, Vows to Deepen Cooperation With China - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[Focac] Praia -Cape Verde supports the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and will deepen bilateral cooperation with China, the country's leaders said during meetings with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the capital of Praia.
- Tue - Apr 25, 2017: Parliament Break in an Attack On SABC - R2K - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[News24Wire] The recent break in at the SABC's Parliament offices is an attack on both the public broadcaster and Parliament itself, the Right2Know campaign says.