The nation of Cape Verde, also known as Cabo Verde, is a former Portuguese colony located on an archipelago on the west coast of Africa. Among African nations, it ranks highly on indices of development, literacy, and freedom of the press. Although the development of the media in Cape Verde has been limited, the country has seen major advances in cable television and in online media. This entry discusses the history and demographics of Cape Verde, the history and governance of its mass media, and the present-day media landscape in the country.

History and Demographics

The Portuguese discovered Cape Verde, an archipelago of 10 uninhabited islands, in 1456. However, some historians attribute the command of the expedition to the Venetian Alvise Cadamosto in 1460. There are also ...

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