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
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Exclusive: Gunvor offers Equatorial Guinea funding help in bid for LNG - Reuters

Exclusive: Gunvor offers Equatorial Guinea funding help in bid for LNG
Reuters
LONDON/CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Gunvor has offered to help Equatorial Guinea with financing as the Swiss commodity trader looks to edge out rivals bidding for supply from Africa's first deepwater floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) plant. Gunvor [GGL.

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Nigeria: Meet Nigerian Who Steers Golf in Equatorial Guinea - AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Meet Nigerian Who Steers Golf in Equatorial Guinea
AllAfrica.com
Like they say, every marvelous thing comes in small package. Look at gold, then diamond and Lionel Messi. Now, check out the enchanting beauty of Equatorial Guinea, a tiny nation of the west coast of Cameroon and you will see why tourism thrives there.

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Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon to develop offshore gasfields - Offshore Technology

Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon to develop offshore gasfields
Offshore Technology
The governments of Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon have agreed to jointly develop two contiguous gas discoveries near the countries' maritime border. Equatorial Guinea's Yolanda gas discovery in Block I lies directly across the border of Yoyo gas ...



Gunvor offers Equatorial Guinea funding help in bid for LNG - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Gunvor offers Equatorial Guinea funding help in bid for LNG
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Gunvor has offered to help Equatorial Guinea with financing as the Swiss commodity trader looks to edge out rivals bidding for supply from Africa's first deepwater floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) plant. Gunvor [GGL.UL], Vitol [VITOLV.UL] and ...

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Drug makers plan to boost economy with expo - Guardian (blog)

Guardian (blog)

Drug makers plan to boost economy with expo
Guardian (blog)
As part of efforts to make Nigeria self-sufficient in medicines production and distribution as well as capture new markets beyond the shores of this country and Africa, the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria ...



These are Africa's top 10 internet giants - Myjoyonline.com

These are Africa's top 10 internet giants
Myjoyonline.com
This central African country has a population of 894,464 individuals. Equatorial Guinea had only 500 internet users in the year 2000. Now with 181,657 internet users in 2017, the country has seen a growth of 36,231.4% seeing them ranked as 10th on this ...



Russia, Bolivia Reject US Military Threat Against Venezuela - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

Russia, Bolivia Reject US Military Threat Against Venezuela
teleSUR English
Forum participants include Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Qatar, Libya, Nigeria, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. Huanacuni also stressed the importance of cooperation between Russia and Bolivia in ...

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Angolan beverage plant gets approval for development - African Review

African Review

Angolan beverage plant gets approval for development
African Review
Grupo Sun Ocean Lda formed by Sun Ocean Holdings Ltd., a local partner with extensive experience in the Angolan market, Embasa (Equatorial Guinea) and QG African Infrastructure 1 LP has received formal approval from UTIP in Angola. Grupo Sun Ocean ...



Attorneys dispute whether malaria caused Victoria man's blindness - Victoria Advocate

Victoria Advocate

Attorneys dispute whether malaria caused Victoria man's blindness
Victoria Advocate
In March 2013, Garcia traveled to Equatorial Guinea to assist in the construction of a presidential library for President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, a multimillion-dollar project, Garcia said. After using all of his 90-day prescription of ...



Strong Crude Inventory Draws Keep Markets On Edge - OilPrice.com

OilPrice.com

Strong Crude Inventory Draws Keep Markets On Edge
OilPrice.com
They have instead been pulling in mostly Latin American barrels (think: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador) and West African barrels (Angola, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon) this year, while the overall share of Venezuelan crude continues to be marginalized.

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