Sao Tome and Principe Culture

Sao Tome and Principe Culture and Mass Media

Newspapers in São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Príncipe has no daily newspaper. There are three weekly newspapers, among others. official Diário da República, founded as early as 1836.

State- controlled Rádio Nacional de São Tomé e Príncipe (founded in 1958) broadcasts national radio in Portuguese. State Television São Tomé e Príncipe (TVS) broadcasts TV in a channel. There are 318 radio and 228 TV receivers per 1,000 residents (2000).


According to ALLUNITCONVERTERS, like most African countries, São Tomé and Príncipe can showcase a rich visual art in the form of wood sculptures, carved masks and the like. But music is the most important cultural expression.

The music can be described as a mixture of Latin and African music, similar to that found in Cape Verde. The most popular vocalist, Gilberto Gil Umbelina, has held concerts in many parts of the world, and has lived abroad for half his life, mostly in Portugal.

Theater is a popular public amusement and there are several theater companies that regularly tour the islands. When it comes to literature, poets such as Francisco Tenreiro (1921–1963) and Alda do Espiritu Santo (1926–2010) have made the most sense.



China promises aid

Prime Minister Trovoada visits Beijing and returns with Chinese promises of $ 150 million in aid over a five-year period.


Cooperation with Rwanda

São Tomé and Príncipe sign a number of cooperation agreements with Rwanda, including tourism, fishing, agriculture and trade. The countries also agree to abolish the visa requirement among themselves.


Agricultural aid from the EU

São Tomé signs an agreement with the EU on support for the country’s agriculture. The purpose is to increase the production of cocoa, coffee and pepper.

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