Equatorial Guinea

Country Equatorial Guinea
Capital Malabo
Continent Africa
Currency Central African CFA franc(XAF)
Languages Spanish, French, Portuguese, Fang, Bube, Igbo, Pidgin English & Annobonese

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Equatorial Guinea gained independence in 1968 after 190 years of Spanish rule. This tiny country, composed of a mainland portion plus five inhabited islands, is one of the smallest on the African continent. President Teodoro OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO has ruled the country since 1979 when he seized power in a coup. Although nominally a constitutional democracy since 1991, the 1996, 2002, and 2009 presidential elections - as well as the 1999 and 2004 legislative elections - were widely seen as flawed. The president exerts almost total control over the political system and has discouraged political opposition. Equatorial Guinea has experienced rapid economic growth due to the discovery of large offshore oil reserves, and in the last decade has become Sub-Saharan Africa's third largest oil exporter. Despite the country's economic windfall from oil production resulting in a massive increase in government revenue in recent years, there have been few improvements in the population's living standards.

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Equatorial Guinea - Wikipedia
Equatorial Guinea - CIA World Fact Book
Equatorial Guinea - BBC
Equatorial Guinea - Timeline - BBC

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President off to Equatorial Guinea - The Herald

The Herald

President off to Equatorial Guinea
The Herald
President Mugabe and First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe greet the Air Zimbabwe cockpit and cabin crews at Harare International Airport before their departure for Equatorial Guinea for the Arab-Africa Summit yesterday. (Picture by Justin Mutenda).
Wanted Bashir in Equatorial Guinea for summitAfrica Review (satire) (registration) (blog)
Sudan's Bashir heads to Equatorial Guinea for Arab-Africa summitSudan Tribune
Equatorial Guinea Calls For Close Africa-Arab CooperationPR Newswire (press release)
Press TV -AllAfrica.com -Zim News
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United Nations News Centre - Ban welcomes resolution of border ... - UN News Centre

UN News Centre

United Nations News Centre - Ban welcomes resolution of border ...
UN News Centre
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hosted today a signing ceremony on the margins of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework ...

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Fidel Castro's book of condolences is a who's who of the world's authoritarian regimes - Quartz

Quartz

Fidel Castro's book of condolences is a who's who of the world's authoritarian regimes
Quartz
Also among the mourners was Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, holder of one of Africa's worst human right records. He's been power since 1979, making him the continent's longest serving dictator. His son, Teodorin Obiang ...



France Diplomatie - French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development - France Diplomatie (press release)

France Diplomatie - French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development
France Diplomatie (press release)
France welcomes the signing on November 15 in Marrakesh of an agreement between Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, which provides for the referral of the border dispute between the two countries to the International Criminal Court. France commends the UN ...



hmrs-greetings-conveyed-to-equatorial-guinea-president - Times of Oman

hmrs-greetings-conveyed-to-equatorial-guinea-president
Times of Oman
Malabo (Equatorial Guinea): Dr. Yahya bin Mahfoudh Al Mantheri, chairman of the State Council conveyed His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said's greetings of good health and happiness to President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of the Republic of Equatorial ...

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His Highness Amir leaves Equatorial Guinea - Kuwait News Agency

His Highness Amir leaves Equatorial Guinea
Kuwait News Agency
MALABO, Nov 23 (KUNA) -- His highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his accompanying delegation have left Equatorial Guinea after attending the 4th Africa-Arab Summit held in Malabo. His Highness the Amir was seen off at the ...



His Highness Amir arrives in Equatorial Guinea for Africa-Arab Summit - Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait News Agency

His Highness Amir arrives in Equatorial Guinea for Africa-Arab Summit
Kuwait News Agency
His Highness the Amir was welcomed at the airport by Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Prime Minister Francisco Pascual, Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad ...
His Highness Amir sends cable of thanks to Equatorial Guinea Pres.Mo4ch News (press release) (blog)
Amir urges more investments, 'real' partnership with AfricaKuwait Times

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Kiir, Bashir to hold sideline meeting in Equatorial Guinea - Radio Tamazuj

Kiir, Bashir to hold sideline meeting in Equatorial Guinea
Radio Tamazuj
South Sudan President Salva Kiir is hoping to meet Sudanese president Omer El Bashir on the sideline of an economic summit scheduled to be held in the Equatorial Guinea. President Kiir, according to Mayiik Ayii Deng, minister in the office of the ...



Equatorial Guinea slams France and Switzerland over Nguema ... - africanews

africanews

Equatorial Guinea slams France and Switzerland over Nguema ...
africanews
The Equatorial Guinean government has responded to the decision by Switzerland to open a probe against Teodorin Obiang Nguema, son of President Teodoro ...
Equatorial Guinea accuses Swiss media of defamation - SWI ...swissinfo.ch
Government of Equatorial Guinea Accuses France and Switzerland ...PR Newswire (press release)

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mantheri-leaves-for-equatorial-guinea-to-take-part-in-4th-africa-arab-summit - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

mantheri-leaves-for-equatorial-guinea-to-take-part-in-4th-africa-arab-summit
Times of Oman
Muscat: Assigned by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Dr. Yahya bin Mahfoudh Al Mantheri, Chairman of the State Council left here yesterday for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea to lead the Sultanate's delegation at the 4th Africa-Arab Summit, due to ...