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

Information

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.

[+] Geography

[+] People

[+] Government

Video

Map


View Larger Map

References

Equatorial Guinea - Wikipedia
Equatorial Guinea - CIA World Fact Book
Equatorial Guinea - BBC
Equatorial Guinea - Timeline - BBC

Cities

Links

News Headlines

Google News
This RSS feed URL is deprecatedThis RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Former Olympic Sprinter Accused of Unlawful Entry, Damage at Equatorial Guinea Embassy - NBC4 Washington

NBC4 Washington

Former Olympic Sprinter Accused of Unlawful Entry, Damage at Equatorial Guinea Embassy
NBC4 Washington
A four-time Olympic sprinter and American college track star is charged with unlawfully entering and damaging the Washington, D.C., embassy of the small west African nation of Equatorial Guinea, according to court filings reviewed by the News4 I-Team.

and more »


Equatorial Guinea amnesty greeted with sceptism - Financial Times

Financial Times

Equatorial Guinea amnesty greeted with sceptism
Financial Times
Rights organisations have reacted with scepticism to what the government of Equatorial Guinea has presented as a “total amnesty” on political prisoners, with one calling it a “smokescreen” to cover up abuses. On Wednesday night President Teodoro Obiang ...
Equatorial Guinea: Release of detainees should be catalyst for human rights changeAmnesty International
Equatorial Guinea President calls 'amnesty' for political prisonerseNCA
Equatorial Guinea grants opponents amnesty ahead of national dialogueafricanews
Anadolu Agency
all 20 news articles »


Equatorial Guinea grants amnesty to political prisoners [The Morning Call] - africanews

africanews

Equatorial Guinea grants amnesty to political prisoners [The Morning Call]
africanews
Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has granted “a total amnesty” to all political prisoners and opponents in the country. According to a decree read by the President, the amnesty is a gesture to the opposition. Please click on the video ...



Statement at the End of an IMF Visit to Conduct the First Review of Equatorial Guinea's Staff-Monitored Program - International Monetary Fund

Statement at the End of an IMF Visit to Conduct the First Review of Equatorial Guinea's Staff-Monitored Program
International Monetary Fund
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Lisandro Ábrego, IMF Mission Chief for Equatorial Guinea, visited Malabo on July 2–11 to conduct discussions on the first review of Equatorial Guinea's Staff-Monitored Program (SMP), approved by ...



Equatorial Guinea bans civil servants from foreign trips - africanews

africanews

Equatorial Guinea bans civil servants from foreign trips
africanews
Civil servants in Equatorial Guinea have been banned from making foreign trips without authorisation from Vice President Teodorin Nguema Obiang, several of them said on Tuesday. The reason for the ban has not been spelt out, although it comes on the ...
Equatorial Guinea opposition sets conditions to attend 'national dialogue'eNCA

all 7 news articles »


Equatorial Guinea invites international observers for dialogue - africanews

africanews

Equatorial Guinea invites international observers for dialogue
africanews
Equatorial Guinea intends to open the door to international observers to participate in the political dialogue slated for mid-July. If effected, this would answer one of the three conditions set by the two main opposition parties for the dialogue to ...



Equatorial Guinea Keen On Economic Diversification Dialogue With Eca - AllAfrica.com

Equatorial Guinea Keen On Economic Diversification Dialogue With Eca
AllAfrica.com
Malabo — Policy makers and other major development players in Equatorial Guinea are exuding keen interest in the first major high-level development policy dialogue to be held in the country following the macroeconomic imbalances engendered by the oil ...



Equatorial Guinea faces fresh bid to seize plane - GAR

GAR

Equatorial Guinea faces fresh bid to seize plane
GAR
French telecoms group Orange has asked a US court for permission to seize a Boeing aircraft used by Equatorial Guinea's president as it seeks to enforce the unpaid part of a €135 million ICC award against the state – the latest in a series of efforts ...



Equatorial Guinea disclosure deal fails to clear the mists obscuring transparency - Upstream Online

Upstream Online

Equatorial Guinea disclosure deal fails to clear the mists obscuring transparency
Upstream Online
Equatorial Guinea was this week granted an oil-related technical assistance package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a quid pro quo for disclosing its oil contracts. Yet anti-poverty and human rights campaigner Oxfam America is outraged.



Equatorial Guinea declares amnesty for political prisoners - Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

Equatorial Guinea declares amnesty for political prisoners
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
Equatorial Guinea's president has declared a general amnesty for all political prisoners. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema's decree was read on national television. Opposition parties had demanded the release of political detainees as one of the ...

and more »