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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Introduction

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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Equatorial Guinea dishes out study work - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceEquatorial Guinea dishes out study work - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Two Kidnapped Off Equatorial Guinea - The Maritime ExecutiveTwo Kidnapped Off Equatorial Guinea  The Maritime Executive

Extensions for exploration in Equatorial Guinea - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceExtensions for exploration in Equatorial Guinea - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Russia's Rosgeo signs hydrocarbons exploration contracts with Equatorial Guinea - S&P GlobalRussia's Rosgeo signs hydrocarbons exploration contracts with Equatorial Guinea  S&P Global

Mining could diversify economy, create jobs in Equatorial Guinea - Mining ReviewMining could diversify economy, create jobs in Equatorial Guinea  Mining Review

Equatorial Guinea-COVID-19 Outbreak Update #5 - LexologyEquatorial Guinea-COVID-19 Outbreak Update #5  Lexology

Equatorial Guinea Promotes Local Job Creation - Africa Oil & PowerEquatorial Guinea Promotes Local Job Creation  Africa Oil & Power

Crew kidnapped in two attacks off Equatorial Guinea - Seatrade Maritime NewsCrew kidnapped in two attacks off Equatorial Guinea  Seatrade Maritime News

Equatorial Guinea Signs First And Historic Mining Contracts - Taarifa RwandaEquatorial Guinea Signs First And Historic Mining Contracts  Taarifa Rwanda

Madagascar donates anti-COVID-19 drug to Eq. Guinea - Anadolu AgencyMadagascar donates anti-COVID-19 drug to Eq. Guinea  Anadolu Agency

Equatorial Guinea Year of Investment Advances, Despite Challenges - Africa Oil & PowerEquatorial Guinea Year of Investment Advances, Despite Challenges  Africa Oil & Power

Equatorial Guinea extends exploration licenses for two years - Oil Review AfricaEquatorial Guinea extends exploration licenses for two years  Oil Review Africa

First mining contracts signed in the history of Equatorial Guinea - Mining ReviewFirst mining contracts signed in the history of Equatorial Guinea  Mining Review

Equatorial Guinea awards new Gas Master Plan contract - LNG IndustryEquatorial Guinea awards new Gas Master Plan contract  LNG Industry

Nexant Awarded Contract for Formaldehyde Plant in Equatorial Guinea - Africa Oil & PowerNexant Awarded Contract for Formaldehyde Plant in Equatorial Guinea  Africa Oil & Power

Coronavirus | Equatorial Guinea - State of Alarm for Health Reasons - ICLG.comCoronavirus | Equatorial Guinea - State of Alarm for Health Reasons  ICLG.com

Equatorial Guinea awards contract to develop gas master plan - Oil Review AfricaEquatorial Guinea awards contract to develop gas master plan  Oil Review Africa

Equatorial Guinea awards Contract to American Company Nexant for Methanol-to-Derivatives Plant - CNBCAfrica.comEquatorial Guinea awards Contract to American Company Nexant for Methanol-to-Derivatives Plant  CNBCAfrica.com

Former Harambee Stars coach Migne reveals why he accepted Equatorial Guinea job - Goal.comFormer Harambee Stars coach Migne reveals why he accepted Equatorial Guinea job  Goal.com

Thinking Locally - Africa Oil & PowerThinking Locally  Africa Oil & Power

COVID-Organics: Madagascar donates 'cure mixture' to Equatorial Guinea - Africanews EnglishCOVID-Organics: Madagascar donates 'cure mixture' to Equatorial Guinea  Africanews English

Cypriot Shipowners Call for Action on Gulf of Guinea Kidnappings - The Maritime ExecutiveCypriot Shipowners Call for Action on Gulf of Guinea Kidnappings  The Maritime Executive

Equatorial Guinea oil business on hold - DispatchLIVEEquatorial Guinea oil business on hold  DispatchLIVE

OECD Report: Tax Revenue in African Countries - Tax FoundationOECD Report: Tax Revenue in African Countries  Tax Foundation

Uganda suspends rotation of troops to Somalia, Equatorial Guinea over COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaUganda suspends rotation of troops to Somalia, Equatorial Guinea over COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Bardo expands basketball borders - Monmouth Daily Review AtlasBardo expands basketball borders  Monmouth Daily Review Atlas

RevoluGROUP Canada Inc. Flutterwave Definitive Agreement for RevoluPAY® Remittance Deliveries to Africa - GlobeNewswireRevoluGROUP Canada Inc. Flutterwave Definitive Agreement for RevoluPAY® Remittance Deliveries to Africa  GlobeNewswire

Equatorial Guinea hands Gas Master Plan contract to UK firm - Upstream OnlineEquatorial Guinea hands Gas Master Plan contract to UK firm  Upstream Online

Soldiers of misfortune - Why African governments still hire mercenaries | Middle East & Africa - The EconomistSoldiers of misfortune - Why African governments still hire mercenaries | Middle East & Africa  The Economist

Ghana has tried to be responsible with its oil wealth. This is how - The Conversation AfricaGhana has tried to be responsible with its oil wealth. This is how  The Conversation Africa

Florentin Pogba officially signs for Sochaux - Goal.comFlorentin Pogba officially signs for Sochaux  Goal.com

FACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 5.76 million, ... - Thomson Reuters FoundationFACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 5.76 million, ...  Thomson Reuters Foundation

Equatorial Guinea not fazed as duo eye exit - Upstream OnlineEquatorial Guinea not fazed as duo eye exit  Upstream Online

Equatorial Guinea orders expats to go after three years - Upstream OnlineEquatorial Guinea orders expats to go after three years  Upstream Online

How is COVID-19 affecting children's rights? - World Economic ForumHow is COVID-19 affecting children's rights?  World Economic Forum

EQUATORIAL GUINEA : Levene wants Zafiro/Exxon's crude despite GEPetrol and Teodorin Obiang's rebuff - Africa IntelligenceEQUATORIAL GUINEA : Levene wants Zafiro/Exxon's crude despite GEPetrol and Teodorin Obiang's rebuff  Africa Intelligence

Four decades of growth, but Equatorial Guinea’s people still mired in poverty - Financial TimesFour decades of growth, but Equatorial Guinea’s people still mired in poverty  Financial Times

Equatorial Guinea declares state of alarm over COVID-19 - Anadolu AgencyEquatorial Guinea declares state of alarm over COVID-19  Anadolu Agency

Gadsden State Releases Spring Honors List, Numerous Local Students Make The List - weisradio.comGadsden State Releases Spring Honors List, Numerous Local Students Make The List  weisradio.com

Equatorial Guinea: the first wave of modern mineral exploration - Mining TechnologyEquatorial Guinea: the first wave of modern mineral exploration  Mining Technology

These are all the countries and regions affected by Japan's entry ban - Time OutThese are all the countries and regions affected by Japan's entry ban  Time Out

Equatorial Guinea to ease regulations - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceEquatorial Guinea to ease regulations - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Equatorial Guinea: Promoting Inclusive Growth, Improving Governance and Transparency - International Monetary FundEquatorial Guinea: Promoting Inclusive Growth, Improving Governance and Transparency  International Monetary Fund

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Equatorial Guinea - International Monetary FundIMF Staff Concludes Visit to Equatorial Guinea  International Monetary Fund

In Equatorial Guinea, Drexel Leaders Deepen Longstanding Research Partnership - DrexelNow - Drexel NowIn Equatorial Guinea, Drexel Leaders Deepen Longstanding Research Partnership - DrexelNow  Drexel Now

Equatorial Guinea announces $1 billion of energy projects - ReutersEquatorial Guinea announces $1 billion of energy projects  Reuters

Teodorin Obiang: French court fines Equatorial Guinea VP - BBC NewsTeodorin Obiang: French court fines Equatorial Guinea VP  BBC News

Equatorial Guinea announces first coronavirus case - Deccan HeraldEquatorial Guinea announces first coronavirus case  Deccan Herald

The African Utopia at the End of the COVID-19 Tunnel - Horn ObserverThe African Utopia at the End of the COVID-19 Tunnel  Horn Observer

Former Equatorial Guinea Chief Justice Pleads for International Help - Voice of AmericaFormer Equatorial Guinea Chief Justice Pleads for International Help  Voice of America

Coronavirus | Equatorial Guinea-Impact on contracts - LexologyCoronavirus | Equatorial Guinea-Impact on contracts  Lexology

Equatorial Guinea prepares for new era for oil - Petroleum EconomistEquatorial Guinea prepares for new era for oil  Petroleum Economist

Equatorial Guinea Minister Implores Companies: 'Take Charge of Your Industry' - Africa Oil & PowerEquatorial Guinea Minister Implores Companies: 'Take Charge of Your Industry'  Africa Oil & Power

Equatorial Guinea launches 'Year of Investment 2020' campaign - WorldOilEquatorial Guinea launches 'Year of Investment 2020' campaign  WorldOil

Constitutional Court organic draft-law ready for Parliament - EIN NewsConstitutional Court organic draft-law ready for Parliament  EIN News

Equatorial Guinea Leader Says French-Backed Currency Is Outdated - BloombergEquatorial Guinea Leader Says French-Backed Currency Is Outdated  Bloomberg

Equatorial Guinea launches investment campaign - Hydrocarbon EngineeringEquatorial Guinea launches investment campaign  Hydrocarbon Engineering

Equatorial Guinea to delay oil, gas projects over price collapse - S&P GlobalEquatorial Guinea to delay oil, gas projects over price collapse  S&P Global

Exxon Considers Sale of Oil Assets in Equatorial Guinea - Wall Street JournalExxon Considers Sale of Oil Assets in Equatorial Guinea  Wall Street Journal

All About Equatorial Guinea - Africa.comAll About Equatorial Guinea  Africa.com

Equatorial Guinea offers support to local oil and gas sector - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineEquatorial Guinea offers support to local oil and gas sector  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

To get IMF bailout, Equatorial Guinea's ruler must reveal assets - Aljazeera.comTo get IMF bailout, Equatorial Guinea's ruler must reveal assets  Aljazeera.com

Equatorial Guinea reports first case of COVID-19 - CGTNEquatorial Guinea reports first case of COVID-19  CGTN

Equatorial Guinea reports fourth COVID-19 cases: official - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaEquatorial Guinea reports fourth COVID-19 cases: official - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Equatorial Guinea announces winners of EG Ronda 2019 bidding round - WorldOilEquatorial Guinea announces winners of EG Ronda 2019 bidding round  WorldOil

IMF approves $280m loan to Equatorial Guinea despite NGO criticism - Financial TimesIMF approves $280m loan to Equatorial Guinea despite NGO criticism  Financial Times

Equatorial Guinea Postpones Investment Conference - Africa Oil & PowerEquatorial Guinea Postpones Investment Conference  Africa Oil & Power

Equatorial Guinea Announces $1 Billion in Projects for 'Year of Investment 2020' - Africa Oil & PowerEquatorial Guinea Announces $1 Billion in Projects for 'Year of Investment 2020'  Africa Oil & Power

Republic of Equatorial Guinea : Request for an Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Second Review Under the Staff-Monitored Program-Press Release, Staff Report, and Statement by the Executive Director - International Monetary FundRepublic of Equatorial Guinea : Request for an Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Second Review Under the Staff-Monitored Program-Press Release, Staff Report, and Statement by the Executive Director  International Monetary Fund

Equatorial Guinea eyes speedier first gas from Noble-operated Alen field - S&P GlobalEquatorial Guinea eyes speedier first gas from Noble-operated Alen field  S&P Global

Cuban national becomes latest confirmed COVID-19 case in Equatorial Guinea - cgtn.comCuban national becomes latest confirmed COVID-19 case in Equatorial Guinea  cgtn.com

Equatorial Guinea expects $1.4 billion in oil investments in 2020 - WorldOilEquatorial Guinea expects $1.4 billion in oil investments in 2020  WorldOil

Camera traps confirm presence of lowland gorillas in central mainland Equatorial Guinea for first time in over a decade - Mongabay.comCamera traps confirm presence of lowland gorillas in central mainland Equatorial Guinea for first time in over a decade  Mongabay.com

Equatorial Guinea Grants Relief to Oil & Gas Services Companies - Africa Oil & PowerEquatorial Guinea Grants Relief to Oil & Gas Services Companies  Africa Oil & Power

Coronavirus | Equatorial Guinea-Impact of measures approved by the State - LexologyCoronavirus | Equatorial Guinea-Impact of measures approved by the State  Lexology

Equatorial Guinea president to visit refugee settlement in Uganda - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaEquatorial Guinea president to visit refugee settlement in Uganda - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

France Defends Seizure of Mansion Tied to Equatorial Guinea - Courthouse News ServiceFrance Defends Seizure of Mansion Tied to Equatorial Guinea  Courthouse News Service

Marathon talks the talk in Equatorial Guinea - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceMarathon talks the talk in Equatorial Guinea - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Equatorial Guinea donates $2m to China to help combat coronavirus - Africanews EnglishEquatorial Guinea donates $2m to China to help combat coronavirus  Africanews English

Equatorial Guinea: Coup Trial Travesty of Justice - Human Rights WatchEquatorial Guinea: Coup Trial Travesty of Justice  Human Rights Watch

Coronavirus: Equatorial Guinea head coach Migne stranded due to curfew - Goal.comCoronavirus: Equatorial Guinea head coach Migne stranded due to curfew  Goal.com

The Anniversary that Shouldn't Be: 40 Years of President Obiang in Equatorial Guinea - Human Rights WatchThe Anniversary that Shouldn't Be: 40 Years of President Obiang in Equatorial Guinea  Human Rights Watch

OPEC likely to consider one-year rollover of existing cuts: Equatorial Guinea - S&P GlobalOPEC likely to consider one-year rollover of existing cuts: Equatorial Guinea  S&P Global

Equatorial Guinea offers China USD 2 million for virus fight - Outlook IndiaEquatorial Guinea offers China USD 2 million for virus fight  Outlook India

RPT-Virtually all Equatorial Guinea oil business on hold -hydrocarbons minister - ReutersRPT-Virtually all Equatorial Guinea oil business on hold -hydrocarbons minister  Reuters

Supercars seized from Equatorial Guinea vice president net $27 million at auction - ReutersSupercars seized from Equatorial Guinea vice president net $27 million at auction  Reuters

Equatorial Guinea VP fined by Paris court for embezzlement - JURISTEquatorial Guinea VP fined by Paris court for embezzlement  JURIST

Equatorial Guinea sees oil output lift in 2020 from new finds - S&P GlobalEquatorial Guinea sees oil output lift in 2020 from new finds  S&P Global

With its Gas Mega Hub, Equatorial Guinea Wants to Deliver on Expectations of Successful African Cross-Border Gas Cooperation - Africa Oil & PowerWith its Gas Mega Hub, Equatorial Guinea Wants to Deliver on Expectations of Successful African Cross-Border Gas Cooperation  Africa Oil & Power

Equatorial Guinea's CSR publication highlights oil and gas sector achievements - African ReviewEquatorial Guinea's CSR publication highlights oil and gas sector achievements  African Review

African Development Bank: Tolling Bells for Humanity - Perspectives by Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Finance Cesar MBA ABOGO - TODAY NEWS AFRICAAfrican Development Bank: Tolling Bells for Humanity - Perspectives by Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Finance Cesar MBA ABOGO  TODAY NEWS AFRICA

Mauritius: an African success story - Inventa InternationalMauritius: an African success story  Inventa International

Equatorial Guinea says currency caps will hurt Gulf of Guinea energy prospects - ReutersEquatorial Guinea says currency caps will hurt Gulf of Guinea energy prospects  Reuters

Equatorial Guinea 2019 - Africa Oil & PowerEquatorial Guinea 2019  Africa Oil & Power

Equatorial Guinea reports first coronavirus case, health ministry says - ReutersEquatorial Guinea reports first coronavirus case, health ministry says  Reuters

GIEWS Country Brief: Equatorial Guinea 16-October-2019 - Equatorial Guinea - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Equatorial Guinea 16-October-2019 - Equatorial Guinea  ReliefWeb

Coronavirus | Equatorial Guinea-Impact on public procurement procedures - LexologyCoronavirus | Equatorial Guinea-Impact on public procurement procedures  Lexology

Equatorial Guinea reports two more COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaEquatorial Guinea reports two more COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Saipem wins $100 million Equatorial Guinea pipeline contract - ReutersSaipem wins $100 million Equatorial Guinea pipeline contract  Reuters

Equatorial Guinea courts $1bn to diversify energy sector - - African Business MagazineEquatorial Guinea courts $1bn to diversify energy sector -  African Business Magazine