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Sao Tome and Principe

São Tomé and Príncipe, officially the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, is an island country in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa. It consists of two archipelagos around the two main islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, about 150 km (93.21 mi) apart and about 250 and 225 km (155 and 140 mi) off the northwestern coast of Gabon.


Our standard dataset contains 113 entities connected with Sao Tome and Principe. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Sao Tome and Principe. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 65 entities identified as PEPs connected with Sao Tome and Principe.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, & Communities1--
Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, & Fisheries1--
Minister of Defense & Internal Administration1--
Minister of Economy1--
Minister of Education, Culture, and Science1--
Minister of Environment1--
Minister of Health, Social Affairs, & Women's Rights1--
Minister of Infrastructure & Natural Resources1--
Minister of Justice, Public Admin., & Human Rights1--
Minister of Labor & Solidarity1--
Minister of Planning & Finance1--
Minister of Presidency, of the Council of Ministers, & Parliamentary Affairs1--
Minister of Youth & Sports1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe-83
Minister of Foreign Affairs of São Tomé and Príncipe-10-
Minister of Justice-9-
Minister of National Defence-61
Minister of Health of São Tomé and Príncipe-15
Member of the National Assembly of Sao Tome and Principe-31
President of São Tomé and Príncipe-31
Minister of Infrastructure-11
Minister of Tourism-2-
Governor, Bank of Sao Tome & Principe1--
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs-1-
Secretary of State for Social Communication-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...