|Sao Tome and Principe News|
Celebrating the Eclipse That Let Einstein Shine
Before 1919, cosmology was as subjective as art criticism. A solar eclipse, and a patent clerk’s equations, changed everything.
A Small African Nation Severs Ties with Taiwan, and Beijing Applauds
The decision by São Tomé and Príncipe reduces the number of countries that have formal relations with Taipei to 21.
African Court Convicts Captain of Renegade Ship in Illegal Fishing Case
A court in São Tomé and Príncipe convicted the captain and two crew members of the Thunder, the culmination of a chase from Antarctica to the Gulf of Guinea.
No Oil Yet, but African Isle Finds Slippery Dealings
The tiny island nation of São Tomé may have attracted oil-related corruption without producing any oil.
CHEVRONTEXACO AND EXXON MOBIL IN WEST AFRICA OIL DEAL
ChevronTexaco and Exxon Mobil sign deal with Nigeria and Sao Tome to produce oil in deep water off shore of West Africa; area is estimated to hold four billion barrels of oil (S)
Coup on Tiny African Islands Felt in Texas Oil Offices
Texas oil companies are concerned about recent military coup in west African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe; geologists speculate country could hold as much as to six billion barrels of reserves; Exxon Mobil has already secured exploration options from Sao Tome; coup creates uncertainty for future oil exploration and development; map; photo of Sao Tome and Principe Pres Fradique de Menezes, who was in Nigeria during coup (M)