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 Lubricates Equatorial Guinea's Entry into Portuguese Language Community - Inter Press Service

Inter Press Service

Oil Lubricates Equatorial Guinea's Entry into Portuguese Language Community
Inter Press Service
Equatoguinean President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has sidestepped accusations of human rights violations and won his country membership in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP). Credit: Embassy of Equatorial Guinea/CC-BY-ND- ...
Equatorial Guinea Joins Lusophone CommunityAFKInsider
Equatorial Guinea: Oil Lubricates Equatorial Guinea's Entry Into Portuguese ...AllAfrica.com
Oil Lubricates Equatorial Guinea’s Entry into Portuguese Language ...Independent European Daily Express
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Equatorial Guinea: One man's fight against dictatorship - The Guardian

The Guardian

Equatorial Guinea: One man's fight against dictatorship
The Guardian
[Growing up in Equatorial Guinea], I had witnessed a lot of things. Living in the capital city, very close to the state apparatus, very close to the notorious Black Beach prison, and very close to the presidency. And I witnessed many people being taken ...

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Children from Equatorial Guinea to acquire basic education in Ghana - Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

Children from Equatorial Guinea to acquire basic education in Ghana
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
Through the Committee for support of the Equatoguinea Child (CANIGE) and her personal initiative, she partnered Voice of Africa Mothers (VAM), Ghana to provide resources to cover lodging, feeding and tuition of the Equatorial Guinean children aged ...



SA can save Equatorial Guinea - Mail & Guardian Online

SA can save Equatorial Guinea
Mail & Guardian Online
I have always thought of the new South Africa as a beacon of freedom and democracy, and more recently as a continental leader. But the ongoing rapprochement between the governments of South Africa and Equatorial Guinea has called my judgment into ...

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Cavaco Silva declines to show cards on Equatorial Guinea - The Portugal News

The Portugal News

Cavaco Silva declines to show cards on Equatorial Guinea
The Portugal News
Cavaco Silva declines to show cards on Equatorial Guinea. by TPN/ Lusa, in News 22-07-2014 08:54:00 1 Comments. Portugal's president, Anbal Cavaco Silva, said on Monday that he would only comment on Equatorial Guinea's possible admission into ...

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Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda - Brighter Prospects for Enhanced Cooperation - AllAfrica.com

Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda - Brighter Prospects for Enhanced Cooperation
AllAfrica.com
Relations between Equatorial Guinea and Rwanda are set to see better days in the coming months after President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo on July 15, 2014, concluded a two-day State visit to Kigali, the Rwandan capital. According to the web site ...



Equatorial Guinea: One man's fight for rights in Africa's most repressive ... - Daily Maverick

Equatorial Guinea: One man's fight for rights in Africa's most repressive ...
Daily Maverick
Equatorial Guinea has one of the worst human rights records on the continent, all overseen by Africa's longest serving dictator. It is a model of how not to run a country - especially one with such vast oil reserves. Fortunately, there are Equatorial ...



Equatorial Guinea: Release Seriously Ill Prisoner - Human Rights Watch

Equatorial Guinea: Release Seriously Ill Prisoner
Human Rights Watch
In Equatorial Guinea, knowing too much about the business dealings of those close to the president can land you in jail. Roberto Berardi's long imprisonment in miserable conditions has put his health and safety at serious risk and he should be let out ...
Equatorial Guinea - Release Seriously Ill Prisoner - Italian Citizen Targeted ...AllAfrica.com

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Equatorial Guinea leader's son Obiang loses legal case against French magazine - RFI

RFI

Equatorial Guinea leader's son Obiang loses legal case against French magazine
RFI
A French court has dismissed a defamation case brought by Equatorial Guinea's Second Vice President Teodorin Obiang against the weekly news magazine L'Express. Vincent Hugeux, co-author of the article at the centre of the legal challenge and the ...



Equatorial Guinea Disqualified From African Cup - New York Times

BBC Sport

Equatorial Guinea Disqualified From African Cup
New York Times
Equatorial Guinea was thrown out of the African Cup qualifying competition for fielding an ineligible player. Last year, the team forfeited two games in World Cup qualifying for the same offense. Mauritania appealed over the eligibility of striker ...
Afcon 2015: Equatorial Guinea disqualified from play-offsBBC Sport
Soccer-Equatorial Guinea kicked out of African Nations CupReuters Africa
Equatorial Guinea thrown out of African CupUSA TODAY
Sportal.com.au -Soccer Laduma -SuperSport (blog)
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