The Church has recently experienced an acceleration of growth in Cape Verde that has been unprecedented since the early 1990s. Within the past year, the Church organized the first stake in the capital city (Praia) and has organized five new branches and one new group (the Ponta do Sol, Praia 5th, Relva, Ribeirão Manuel, and São Filipe 2nd Branches and the Calheta Group). Furthermore, local leaders report that the number of members serving missions from Cape Verde has doubled within the past year. This recent surge of congregational growth comes after years of stagnant congregational growth and significant member activity and convert retention issues. Although Cape Verde continues to experience mediocre member activity rates, the Church appears to have made noticeable progress in improving convert retention and restarting mission outreach expansion efforts. Today about two percent of the population is nominally LDS.
Cape Verde is an island archipelago nation off the coast of West Africa inhabited by slightly more than half a million people. The Church was first established in the late 1980s and experienced rapid growth during the first five years of proselytism. The cumorah.com country profile can be found here and the LDS International Atlas map can be found here.