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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Oil, Instagram and the Plunder of Equatorial Guinea - New York Times

New York Times

Oil, Instagram and the Plunder of Equatorial Guinea
New York Times
On Oct. 27, a Paris criminal court convicted Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the vice president of Equatorial Guinea and son of its president, of money laundering and embezzlement of more than $100 million. Mr. Obiang received a suspended three-year ...



Odoh Covets Equatorial Guinea Open Treble - THISDAY Newspapers

THISDAY Newspapers

Odoh Covets Equatorial Guinea Open Treble
THISDAY Newspapers
The South Africa-based player said he would try and get himself in proper condition for the Equatorial Guinea challenge by holding his final preparation at Lakowe Lakes Golf Club, Lagos over three days, begining from Friday. Odoh said he considered ...



Equatorial Guinea Is Looking to Build a Refinery With Venezuela - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Equatorial Guinea Is Looking to Build a Refinery With Venezuela
Bloomberg
Equatorial Guinea, OPEC's newest member, is looking to build a $2 billion oil-refining complex that may be operated by Venezuela's state-run crude producer PDVSA. The refining complex in Equatorial Guinea is expected be announced in January and take ...
The World's Longest-Ruling StrongmanThe Globalist
Equatorial Guinea to Host Next Gas Exporting Countries ForumPrensa Latina

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Equatorial Guinea: Ruling party expected to win as polls close - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

Equatorial Guinea: Ruling party expected to win as polls close
Deutsche Welle
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has been the country's president for 37 years. The party of Africa's longest serving leader was widely expected to win the vote. People vote in a polling station during Equatorial Guinea's 2016 presidential election ...
E.Guinea ruling party expected to maintain grip as nation voteseNCA
Equatorial Guinea Polls Open with Opposition Complaints of IrregularitiesLatin American Herald Tribune

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Equatorial Guinea ruling party wins elections - africanews

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Equatorial Guinea ruling party wins elections
africanews
Some 300,000 Equatorial Guinean voters were called to the polls in the country where the multi-party system was introduced in 1991, but led by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema since 1979. He is now 74 years, one of Africa's longest serving presidents ...
E.Guinea ruling party maintains grip on powerYahoo Singapore News

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Equatorial Guinea Trial Casts Spotlight on Scrappy French Watchdog - Voice of America

Voice of America

Equatorial Guinea Trial Casts Spotlight on Scrappy French Watchdog
Voice of America
For Sherpa, a scrappy French monitoring group that is thinly staffed, no multinational is too powerful, and no head of state untouchable as it seeks economic and social change through the courts. It accuses a major bank of complicity in Rwanda's ...



Open Letter to the President of Equatorial Guinea: Release Artist and Writer Ramón Esono Ebalé - Human Rights Watch (press release)

Open Letter to the President of Equatorial Guinea: Release Artist and Writer Ramón Esono Ebalé
Human Rights Watch (press release)
We write to express our deep concern in response to the unjust arrest and subsequent detention without charge of Ramón Esono Ebalé in Malabo on 16th September 2017, and to urge you to release him immediately. Mr. Ebalé and two of his friends were ...



Hess completes Equatorial Guinea sale to Kosmos - OE Digital

Hess completes Equatorial Guinea sale to Kosmos
OE Digital
Hess Corp. has completed the sale of its interests in offshore Equatorial Guinea to Kosmos Energy and Trident Energy for US$650 million. Hess' exit from Equatorial Guinea comes after nearly two decades of operations at the Ceiba field and Okume complex ...

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Hess completes sale of interests in Equatorial Guinea - WorldOil

Hess completes sale of interests in Equatorial Guinea
WorldOil
NEW YORK -- Hess Corporation has announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of its interests in offshore Equatorial Guinea to Kosmos Energy and Trident Energy for a total consideration of $650 million, effective Jan. 1, 2017. “Our ...

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CHAN 2018 draw: Nigeria faces Libya, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea [Full Draw] - Daily Post Nigeria

Daily Post Nigeria

CHAN 2018 draw: Nigeria faces Libya, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea [Full Draw]
Daily Post Nigeria
CHAN 2018 draw: Nigeria faces Libya, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea [Full Draw]. Published. on. November 18, 2017. By. John Owen Nwachukwu. The draw for the 2018 African Nations Championship was done yesterday in Morocco. Nigeria was drawn in Group C ...
CHAN: Home Eagles Draw Libya, Rwanda, Equatorial GuineaComplete Sports Nigeria
CHAN 2018: Super Eagles to face Libya, Rwanda, Equatorial GuineaDaily Trust
Total CHAN 2018: Rwanda draws Nigeria, Libya, Eq. GuineaKT Press
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