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
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Equatorial Guinea: Turkey's new gate to Africa - Journal of Turkish Weekly

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Equatorial Guinea: Turkey's new gate to Africa
Journal of Turkish Weekly
From November 19-21, the Second Africa-Turkey Summit was held in Malabo, the capital city of Equatorial Guinea. The event gave birth to the Declaration that Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during his speech at the Summit, called a “cornerstone” for the ...
Equatorial Guinea's Cronos Airlines set for first ERJ-135ch-aviation
Ebola also affects soccer's Africa Cup of NationsLos Angeles Times
Fregene tags Afcon miss blessing in disguiseSuperSport
Ghanasoccernet -AllAfrica.com
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Expect Change? Look At Equatorial Guinea... - Football365.com

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Expect Change? Look At Equatorial Guinea...
Football365.com
Equatorial Guinea had previously been banned from January's competition for fielding an ineligible player in the preliminary rounds, an offence which they also committed in World Cup qualifying. However, with Morocco pulling out of staging the Cup of ...
Equatorial Guinea Replaces Morocco as Africa Cup HostNew York Times
Afcon decision "terrible" for people of Equatorial GuineaGoal.com
Why Equatorial Guinea was chosen as Nations Cup hostsBBC News
CNN -Daily Maverick
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Journalist Turned Politician Arrested for Comments On Radio - AllAfrica.com

Journalist Turned Politician Arrested for Comments On Radio
AllAfrica.com
On November 6, 2014, the state Prosecutor at the court of first Instance in the district of Labé, a town lying about 400 Kilometres in Central Guinea, accused Abdourahmane Bakayoko a journalist and leader of a political group known as "les Democrats ...



Ramaphosa arrives in Equatorial Guinea - The New Age Online

Ramaphosa arrives in Equatorial Guinea
The New Age Online
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on Thursday to attend the second Africa-Turkey summit of heads of state and government, the presidency said. Ramaphosa was representing President Jacob Zuma at the summit ...

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Cuban Education Collaborators Arrive in Equatorial Guinea - Prensa Latina

Cuban Education Collaborators Arrive in Equatorial Guinea
Prensa Latina
24 de noviembre de 2014, 11:21Malabo, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The two first groups of a new contingent of Cuban education collaborators, who will join to Equatorial Guinean professors to teach middle and high school classes, arrived in this capital, ...

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Egypt fail to reach Equatorial Guinea - SuperSport

SuperSport

Egypt fail to reach Equatorial Guinea
SuperSport
The hosts went into the game having secured their spot in next year's tournament in Equatorial Guinea and the win meant their rivals will not make it to next year's tournament. Although the Egyptians made their intentions clear first by hitting the net ...
Egypt down and almost outAhram Online
Soccer: Egypt fails to qualify for Africa Cup third timeANSAmed
AFCON 2015 set: Tunisia beat Egypt to send DR Congo throughAllSports.com.gh

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AU Commission Chairperson Commends Equatorial Guinea's Acceptance to ... - AllAfrica.com

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AU Commission Chairperson Commends Equatorial Guinea's Acceptance to ...
AllAfrica.com
African Union Commission Chairperson H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma commends the Government of Equatorial Guinea for its strong show of African Solidarity demonstrated by its acceptance to host the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament ...
Nations Headed To AFCON 2015Soccer Laduma
Equatorial Guinea Afcon organisers hire 50 Cuban doctors to combat EbolaTimes LIVE
Guinea triumph, Meyiwa tragedy dominate CupThe Nation
Daily Sun -Vanguard
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Equatorial Guinea to host Afcon 2015 - Independent Online

Independent Online

Equatorial Guinea to host Afcon 2015
Independent Online
Equatorial Guinea to host Afcon 2015. November 14 2014 at 02:06pm. By Reuters Comment on this story. iol spt nov14 Rantie-Bafana-Nigeria Gallo Images Equatorial Guinea, one of Africa's smallest countries, will replace Morocco as hosts of the 2015 ...



Turkey-Africa summit kicks off in Equatorial Guinea -UPDATED - www.worldbulletin.net

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Turkey-Africa summit kicks off in Equatorial Guinea -UPDATED
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The second Turkey-Africa cooperation summit kicked off on Wednesday in Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea, at the ambassadorial level. "We should see a changed and enhanced partnership, not only in number but also in quality," Erastus Mwencha, ...



President Off to Equatorial Guinea - The Herald

President Off to Equatorial Guinea
The Herald
African Union Deputy Chair President Mugabe yesterday left Harare for the 2nd Africa-Turkey Summit that will be held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, today and tomorrow. President Mugabe was seen off at Harare International Airport by Vice President Dr ...