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
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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 0 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 - Abaga Nchama helps his country - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA - Abaga Nchama helps his country
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
Faithful to his native Equatorial Guinea's ways, Lucas Abaga Nchama, the governor of the Central Bank of Central African States (BEAC) employed no special diplomacy following the second ordinary meeting of the monetary policy commitee for 2014, ...



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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Research and Markets: Equatorial Guinea Oil and Gas Report 2014 - Trends ... - DigitalJournal.com

Research and Markets: Equatorial Guinea Oil and Gas Report 2014 - Trends ...
DigitalJournal.com
Equatorial Guinea oil and gas sector is constantly undergoing active transformation from the past few years. The country is expected to witness significant growth and attract new investments in the medium to long term future. Amidst the series of ...

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Equatorial Guinea president urges African leaders to shake up ties with West - Reuters Africa

UN News Centre

Equatorial Guinea president urges African leaders to shake up ties with West
Reuters Africa
By Daniel Flynn. MALABO (Reuters) - The president of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea lambasted foreign interference in Africa on Thursday, calling on the continent's leaders to shake up their relationship with the West. Teodoro Obiang Nguema, hosting a two ...
AU summit in Equatorial Guinea unlikely to be guided by lofty farming themeBDlive
UN Resolved to Help Equatorial Guinea Build Better Future, Ban Says in MalaboAllAfrica.com
In Equatorial Guinea, Ban pledges closer collaboration with African UnionUN News Centre
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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: 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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President Obiang To Attend U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit - PR Newswire (press release)

President Obiang To Attend U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
PR Newswire (press release)
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's President, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, will join African Heads of State at the inaugural U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit aimed at fostering stronger ties between the ...



Afcon 2015: Equatorial Guinea disqualified from play-offs - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Afcon 2015: Equatorial Guinea disqualified from play-offs
BBC Sport
Equatorial Guinea have been disqualified from the play-offs for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco for fielding an ineligible player. The organising committee of the competition ruled that Thierry Fidieu Tazemeta, who was born in Cameroon ...
Equatorial Guinea thrown out of African CupUSA TODAY
Soccer-Equatorial Guinea kicked out of African Nations CupReuters Africa
Equatorial Guinea disqualified from Africa Cup of NationsSportal.com.au
New York Times -Soccer Laduma -eNCA
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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 ...