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 - Nov 6, 2017: Why 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2025 May Be Possible - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[The Conversation Africa] Cape Verde, the small island archipelago nation off Africa's northwest coast, has set itself a very bold renewable energy target. As part of its "sustainable energy for all" agenda, it has pledged to obtain 100% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2025.
- Fri - Oct 27, 2017: Meeting Between the HR/VP Federica Mogherini and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence of Cabo Verde, Luis Filipe Tavares - AllAfrica News: Cape Verde
[PR Newswire] Brussels -Today, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini received the Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Defence of Cabo Verde, H.E. Luis Filipe Tavares.