São Tomé and Príncipe. In October, São Tomé and Príncipe signed an agreement with the Chinese company China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) on the construction of a deep-sea port on the island of São Tomé. The port will be designed and built by CHEC and is scheduled to be completed in 2019. According to COUNTRYAAH, Sao Tome is the capital of Sao Tome and Principe which is located in Central Africa. A first phase is planned to be completed in 2018. The same month, the country hosted STeP IN 2015, an international conference in London with the aim of attracting international investors to the kingdom. In addition to the presence of Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada, the event was helped by Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo, who compared the country to a lion kid on the way to growing up.