Verde independentCape Verde: Crioulo Colony To Independent Nation (Nations of the Modern World) [Lobban, Richard A] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Cape Verde Islands, an Atlantic archipelago off the coast of Senegal, were first settled during the Portuguese Age of Discovery in the fifteenth century. Dec 05, 2018 · Key facts, figures and dates. Poor in natural resources, prone to drought and with little arable land, the Cape Verde islands have won a reputation for achieving political and economic stability.