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 announces release of 5 kidnapped - Anadolu AgencyEquatorial Guinea announces release of 5 kidnapped  Anadolu Agency

Equatorial Guinea and Russia kick off a historic geological mapping project - Geospatial WorldEquatorial Guinea and Russia kick off a historic geological mapping project  Geospatial World

Apex Industries Commits to Fund Top Students at National University of Equatorial Guinea - India Education DiaryApex Industries Commits to Fund Top Students at National University of Equatorial Guinea  India Education Diary

Cameroon MCO (Multi Country Operation Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Sao Tome & Principe) - Factsheet - September 2020 - Cameroon - ReliefWebCameroon MCO (Multi Country Operation Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Sao Tome & Principe) - Factsheet - September 2020 - Cameroon  ReliefWeb

Rosgeo launches Equatorial Guinea work - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceRosgeo launches Equatorial Guinea work - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

LNG carrier crew member kidnapped in Equatorial Guinea - Splash 247LNG carrier crew member kidnapped in Equatorial Guinea  Splash 247

Russia Commences Geological Mapping Project in Equatorial Guinea - Africa Oil & PowerRussia Commences Geological Mapping Project in Equatorial Guinea  Africa Oil & Power

Republic of Equatorial Guinea Opens Consulate General in Dakhla - The North Africa PostRepublic of Equatorial Guinea Opens Consulate General in Dakhla  The North Africa Post

China, Equatorial Guinea vow to bring bilateral ties to new heights - CGTNChina, Equatorial Guinea vow to bring bilateral ties to new heights  CGTN

Equatorial Guinea and Russia commence geological mapping project - Oil Review AfricaEquatorial Guinea and Russia commence geological mapping project  Oil Review Africa

Pirates attack EG LNG site, kidnap crew - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoicePirates attack EG LNG site, kidnap crew - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Equatorial Guinea National Day - AllAfrica.comEquatorial Guinea National Day  AllAfrica.com

Rosgeo to kick off geological mapping project in Equatorial Guinea - African ReviewRosgeo to kick off geological mapping project in Equatorial Guinea  African Review

Equatorial Guinea: New Documentary Explores One of the World's Oldest Dictatorships - AllAfrica.comEquatorial Guinea: New Documentary Explores One of the World's Oldest Dictatorships  AllAfrica.com

Equatorial Guinea's National Commission Pushes Toward EITI Candidacy - Africa Oil & PowerEquatorial Guinea's National Commission Pushes Toward EITI Candidacy  Africa Oil & Power

Ghana name Qatar as Equatorial Guinea friendly replacement - Goal.comGhana name Qatar as Equatorial Guinea friendly replacement  Goal.com

Official: Coronavirus strikes as Equatorial Guinea withdraws from Ghana friendly - Goal.comOfficial: Coronavirus strikes as Equatorial Guinea withdraws from Ghana friendly  Goal.com

Equatorial Guinea Telecommunications Market 2020 Key Players, Share, Trends, Sales, Segmentation and Forecast to 2026 - ScientectEquatorial Guinea Telecommunications Market 2020 Key Players, Share, Trends, Sales, Segmentation and Forecast to 2026  Scientect

President Abbas congratulates president of Equatorial Guinea on Independence Day - WAFA - Palestine News AgencyPresident Abbas congratulates president of Equatorial Guinea on Independence Day  WAFA - Palestine News Agency

Envoy submits credentials to president of Equatorial Guinea - Mehr News Agency - English VersionEnvoy submits credentials to president of Equatorial Guinea  Mehr News Agency - English Version

Equatorial Guinea: Security Forces Failed to Stem Election Violence - AllAfrica.comEquatorial Guinea: Security Forces Failed to Stem Election Violence  AllAfrica.com

Equatorial Guinea and Russia Officially Break Ground on their Geological Mapping Project in Ro Muni - All of the Latest Oil and Gas News-Find Oil and Gas Jobs - Oil and Gas RepublicEquatorial Guinea and Russia Officially Break Ground on their Geological Mapping Project in Ro Muni - All of the Latest Oil and Gas News-Find Oil and Gas Jobs  Oil and Gas Republic

African All-Stars you may not know played for Barcelona or Real Madrid - Goal.comAfrican All-Stars you may not know played for Barcelona or Real Madrid  Goal.com

Increased security threats to vessels operating in the Gulf of Guinea - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideIncreased security threats to vessels operating in the Gulf of Guinea  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Equatorial Guinea: JPM Eyes Trade Volume Rise - AllAfrica.comEquatorial Guinea: JPM Eyes Trade Volume Rise  AllAfrica.com

The opening of a consulate in Dakhla reflects the commitment of... - AlKhaleej TodayThe opening of a consulate in Dakhla reflects the commitment of...  AlKhaleej Today

Breonna Taylor Remembered In Africa With Time Capsule - Scoop.co.nzBreonna Taylor Remembered In Africa With Time Capsule  Scoop.co.nz

COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 34 (21 October 2020) - South Africa - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 34 (21 October 2020) - South Africa  ReliefWeb

Guinea-Bissau awards two onshore blocks as drilling set for restart - Upstream OnlineGuinea-Bissau awards two onshore blocks as drilling set for restart  Upstream Online

Why Equatorial Guinea appointed Jorge Costa as coach - Kawowo SportsWhy Equatorial Guinea appointed Jorge Costa as coach  Kawowo Sports

Healing for the 400 years of African American History stops in Ireland - EIN NewsHealing for the 400 years of African American History stops in Ireland  EIN News

Second Vessel Attacked in Gulf of Guinea in Less Than 24 Hours - The Maritime ExecutiveSecond Vessel Attacked in Gulf of Guinea in Less Than 24 Hours  The Maritime Executive

Transatlantic rower brings healing for the 400 years of slavery - Sea NewsTransatlantic rower brings healing for the 400 years of slavery  Sea News

Equatorial Guinea's government, prime minister resign - Al Jazeera EnglishEquatorial Guinea's government, prime minister resign  Al Jazeera English

Baby gorilla hand-reared by zookeepers after mother struggles to look after him - KCTV Kansas CityBaby gorilla hand-reared by zookeepers after mother struggles to look after him  KCTV Kansas City

US Department of State: Equatorial Guinea National Day - STL.NewsUS Department of State: Equatorial Guinea National Day  STL.News

New Djibouti sea route to reduce shipping time between Turkey, Horn of Africa from 50 days to 10 | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahNew Djibouti sea route to reduce shipping time between Turkey, Horn of Africa from 50 days to 10 | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

A bottle of Snapple joins time capsule to commemorate 400 years of African American History in Africa - Food & Beverage MagazineA bottle of Snapple joins time capsule to commemorate 400 years of African American History in Africa  Food & Beverage Magazine

Can Chad secure the last spot for the AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers? - FIBACan Chad secure the last spot for the AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers?  FIBA

The State of African Regional Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms 2019-2020 - World - ReliefWebThe State of African Regional Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms 2019-2020 - World  ReliefWeb

UNECA United Nations Economic Commission for Afr : Time for integrated regional value chains in Central Africa - Marketscreener.comUNECA United Nations Economic Commission for Afr : Time for integrated regional value chains in Central Africa  Marketscreener.com

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

Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea sign cross-border pact - Anadolu AgencyCameroon, Equatorial Guinea sign cross-border pact  Anadolu Agency

RevoluGROUP Canada Inc. Launches RevoluSEND Remittance Vertical TSX Venture Exchange:REVO - GlobeNewswireRevoluGROUP Canada Inc. Launches RevoluSEND Remittance Vertical TSX Venture Exchange:REVO  GlobeNewswire

North Korea and Equatorial Guinea The Diplomat - The DiplomatNorth Korea and Equatorial Guinea The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Africa: Regional human rights bodies struggle to uphold rights amid political headwinds - Amnesty InternationalAfrica: Regional human rights bodies struggle to uphold rights amid political headwinds  Amnesty International

Study offers tips for Equatorial Guinea's trade enhancement - Trade for Development NewsStudy offers tips for Equatorial Guinea's trade enhancement  Trade for Development News

Equatorial Guinea Halts Construction of Cameroon Border Wall - Voice of AmericaEquatorial Guinea Halts Construction of Cameroon Border Wall  Voice of America

WHO denies its representative falsified Equatorial Guinea COVID-19 data - Economic TimesWHO denies its representative falsified Equatorial Guinea COVID-19 data  Economic Times

Uganda Inches Closer To Oil Revenue - New VisionUganda Inches Closer To Oil Revenue  New Vision

Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea Agree to Demarcate Border after Skirmishes - VOA NewsCameroon, Equatorial Guinea Agree to Demarcate Border after Skirmishes  VOA News

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

Equatorial Guinea PM reappointed despite failure to resolve crisis - African Business MagazineEquatorial Guinea PM reappointed despite failure to resolve crisis  African Business Magazine

WHO says its representative told to leave Equatorial Guinea - ReutersWHO says its representative told to leave Equatorial Guinea  Reuters

Turkish FM pays visit to Equatorial Guinea - Anadolu AgencyTurkish FM pays visit to Equatorial Guinea  Anadolu Agency

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

GIEWS Country Brief: Equatorial Guinea 05-August-2020 - Equatorial Guinea - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Equatorial Guinea 05-August-2020 - Equatorial Guinea  ReliefWeb

Homelessness in Equatorial Guinea: A Result of Corruption - BORGEN - Borgen ProjectHomelessness in Equatorial Guinea: A Result of Corruption - BORGEN  Borgen Project

Equatorial Guinea: COVID-19 Situation Report #07 (29 May - 10 June 2020) - Equatorial Guinea - ReliefWebEquatorial Guinea: COVID-19 Situation Report #07 (29 May - 10 June 2020) - Equatorial Guinea  ReliefWeb

REFINERY NEWS ROUNDUP: South Africa looks at building new refinery - S&P GlobalREFINERY NEWS ROUNDUP: South Africa looks at building new refinery  S&P Global

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

Turkey officially opens embassy in Equatorial Guinea - Anadolu AgencyTurkey officially opens embassy in Equatorial Guinea  Anadolu Agency

Equatorial Guinea revises petroleum regulations | Offshore - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineEquatorial Guinea revises petroleum regulations | Offshore  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

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

Equatorial Guinea: COVID-19 Situation Report #10 (23 July- 26 August 2020) - Equatorial Guinea - ReliefWebEquatorial Guinea: COVID-19 Situation Report #10 (23 July- 26 August 2020) - Equatorial Guinea  ReliefWeb

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

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

Equatorial Guinea: France Illegally Seized 'Embassy' - VOA NewsEquatorial Guinea: France Illegally Seized 'Embassy'  VOA News

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

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

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

Equatorial Guinea reappoints Prime Minister Asue after government resignation - Reuters UKEquatorial Guinea reappoints Prime Minister Asue after government resignation  Reuters UK

France fines son of Equatorial Guinea leader 30 million for corruption - DW (English)France fines son of Equatorial Guinea leader 30 million for corruption  DW (English)

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 extends upstream deadlines to ease pressure on producers - S&P GlobalEquatorial Guinea extends upstream deadlines to ease pressure on producers  S&P Global

Book Review: The Licit Life of Capitalism: US Oil in Equatorial Guinea by Hannah Appel - USAPP American Politics and Policy (blog)Book Review: The Licit Life of Capitalism: US Oil in Equatorial Guinea by Hannah Appel  USAPP American Politics and Policy (blog)

How the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) Has Killed Jobs, Investments and Opportunities for Local Oil & Gas Entrepreneurs - EIN NewsHow the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) Has Killed Jobs, Investments and Opportunities for Local Oil & Gas Entrepreneurs  EIN News

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

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

Equatorial Guinea Continues Proactive Industry Engagement to Support the Oil Sector - Africanews EnglishEquatorial Guinea Continues Proactive Industry Engagement to Support the Oil Sector  Africanews English

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

Turkey expands presence in Africa with new embassy in Equatorial Guinea | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTurkey expands presence in Africa with new embassy in Equatorial Guinea | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Equatorial Guinea Hold Discussions with African Energy Chamber and Updates on Energy Developments During Covid-19 - Taiwan NewsEquatorial Guinea Hold Discussions with African Energy Chamber and Updates on Energy Developments During Covid-19  Taiwan News

Vietnam repatriates 129 COVID-19 patients from Equatorial Guinea - Africanews EnglishVietnam repatriates 129 COVID-19 patients from Equatorial Guinea  Africanews English

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

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

Equatorial guinea- New mining legal framework - LexologyEquatorial guinea- New mining legal framework  Lexology

Equatorial Guinea Oil Minister Visits Historic NDOTE-1 Well - Africa Oil & PowerEquatorial Guinea Oil Minister Visits Historic NDOTE-1 Well  Africa Oil & Power

Equatorial Guinea waives fees for oil, gas service companies as oil prices crash - S&P GlobalEquatorial Guinea waives fees for oil, gas service companies as oil prices crash  S&P Global

Equatorial Guinea star Anonman clarifies health state after abandonment rumours - Goal.comEquatorial Guinea star Anonman clarifies health state after abandonment rumours  Goal.com

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

IMF: Delay Vote on Equatorial Guinea Loan - Amnesty InternationalIMF: Delay Vote on Equatorial Guinea Loan  Amnesty International

Equatorial Guinea to add 20,000 bpd of oil production this year - ReutersEquatorial Guinea to add 20,000 bpd of oil production this year  Reuters

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

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

Equatorial Guinea Covid-19 Outbreak Update #4 | Confinement Measures During State of Alarm for Health Reasons - LexologyEquatorial Guinea Covid-19 Outbreak Update #4 | Confinement Measures During State of Alarm for Health Reasons  Lexology

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

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

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

5.074 cases were confirmed in Equatorial Guinea - teleSUR tv HTTPS5.074 cases were confirmed in Equatorial Guinea  teleSUR tv HTTPS