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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Centurion Law Group leads market entry of Turkish Airlines in Equatorial Guinea - Travel Daily News InternationalCenturion Law Group leads market entry of Turkish Airlines in Equatorial Guinea  Travel Daily News International

Nigeria to help Equatorial Guinea Build Modular Refineries - Africa Oil & PowerNigeria to help Equatorial Guinea Build Modular Refineries  Africa Oil & Power

Equatorial Guinea plans modular refinery move - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceEquatorial Guinea plans modular refinery move - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Exxon Considers Sale of Oil Assets in Equatorial Guinea - Wall Street JournalExxon Considers Sale of Oil Assets in Equatorial Guinea  Wall Street Journal

Nigeria: Equatorial Guinea to Replicate Nigeria's Modular Refinery - AllAfrica.comNigeria: Equatorial Guinea to Replicate Nigeria's Modular Refinery  AllAfrica.com

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

Equatorial Guinea to Increase Oil Output in 2020 - Africa Oil & PowerEquatorial Guinea to Increase Oil Output in 2020  Africa Oil & Power

Equatorial Guinea Leader Says French-Backed Currency Is Outdated - BloombergEquatorial Guinea Leader Says French-Backed Currency Is Outdated  Bloomberg

Nigeria to aid Equatorial Guinea on Modular Refinery Development - Pumps AfricaNigeria to aid Equatorial Guinea on Modular Refinery Development  Pumps Africa

Equatorial Guinea’s President Mbasogo must reveal his assets for an IMF bailout - BusinessLineEquatorial Guinea’s President Mbasogo must reveal his assets for an IMF bailout  BusinessLine

ExxonMobil (XOM) Plans to Shed Equatorial Guinea Oil Assets - Yahoo FinanceExxonMobil (XOM) Plans to Shed Equatorial Guinea Oil Assets  Yahoo Finance

Equatorial Guinea signs deals to develop 27 oil exploration blocks - ReutersEquatorial Guinea signs deals to develop 27 oil exploration blocks  Reuters

Landmark Cathedral burned down in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel NewsLandmark Cathedral burned down in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Equatorial Guinea's President Obiang must reveal looted wealth to receive IMF loan - The TimesEquatorial Guinea's President Obiang must reveal looted wealth to receive IMF loan  The Times

When Quique Setién coached Equatorial Guinea - AS EnglishWhen Quique Setién coached Equatorial Guinea  AS English

EQUATORIAL GUINEA : Zafiro: ExxonMobil reveals top picks to Gabriel Obiang - Africa IntelligenceEQUATORIAL GUINEA : Zafiro: ExxonMobil reveals top picks to Gabriel Obiang  Africa Intelligence

ROAD TO QATAR 2022: Zambia Drawn Against Tunisia, Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea - Zambian WatchdogROAD TO QATAR 2022: Zambia Drawn Against Tunisia, Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea  Zambian Watchdog

‘We Can Manage Our Own Currency Without French Interference’, Equatorial Guinea Leader Says - Sputnik International‘We Can Manage Our Own Currency Without French Interference’, Equatorial Guinea Leader Says  Sputnik International

Securiport transfers border security systems to Equatorial Guinea Government - CAPA - Centre for AviationSecuriport transfers border security systems to Equatorial Guinea Government  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Equatorial Guinea lacked seriousness - new Barcelona boss Setien - Goal.comEquatorial Guinea lacked seriousness - new Barcelona boss Setien  Goal.com

Equatorial Guinea striker Boho nets 11th goal of the season as Logrono hold Tenerife - Goal.comEquatorial Guinea striker Boho nets 11th goal of the season as Logrono hold Tenerife  Goal.com

Equatorial Guinea outlines Asian investment strategy - TODAY NEWS AFRICAEquatorial Guinea outlines Asian investment strategy  TODAY NEWS AFRICA

Guinea Prez, worlds longest-serving ruler must reveal assets for IMF aid - Business StandardGuinea Prez, worlds longest-serving ruler must reveal assets for IMF aid  Business Standard

Equatorial Guinea leader asks Central Africa to follow West Africa in dumping 'outdated' France-backed CFA Franc - TODAY NEWS AFRICAEquatorial Guinea leader asks Central Africa to follow West Africa in dumping 'outdated' France-backed CFA Franc  TODAY NEWS AFRICA

Equatorial Guinea signs MoU to boost oil exploration at AC Energy Forum - Oil Review AfricaEquatorial Guinea signs MoU to boost oil exploration at AC Energy Forum  Oil Review Africa

Africa's dreamers learn paths on road to Qatar 2022 - FIFA.comAfrica's dreamers learn paths on road to Qatar 2022  FIFA.com

Equatorial Guinea anticipates major oil and gas investments in 2020 - Oilfield TechnologyEquatorial Guinea anticipates major oil and gas investments in 2020  Oilfield Technology

Equatorial Guinea to attend Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi - Oil Review AfricaEquatorial Guinea to attend Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi  Oil Review Africa

Equatorial Guinea to convert methanol plant to modular refinery - Hydrocarbon EngineeringEquatorial Guinea to convert methanol plant to modular refinery  Hydrocarbon Engineering

Guinea's former AC Milan star Kevin Constant retires - BBC SportGuinea's former AC Milan star Kevin Constant retires  BBC Sport

Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea bid to host the 2020 Africa Women's Cup of Nations - Goal.comNigeria and Equatorial Guinea bid to host the 2020 Africa Women's Cup of Nations  Goal.com

Africa Economic Forum 2020 - Africa Oil & PowerAfrica Economic Forum 2020  Africa Oil & Power

Equatorial Guinea to add 20,000 bpd oil output this year - Financial WorldEquatorial Guinea to add 20,000 bpd oil output this year  Financial World

Aubameyang to face Salah in World Cup qualifying - SportstarAubameyang to face Salah in World Cup qualifying  Sportstar

Africa Oil & Investment Forum 2020 - Africa Oil & PowerAfrica Oil & Investment Forum 2020  Africa Oil & Power

Equatorial Guinea defender Olanrewaju makes Reto Iberdrola scoring start for Racing Santander - Goal.comEquatorial Guinea defender Olanrewaju makes Reto Iberdrola scoring start for Racing Santander  Goal.com

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Uganda To Battle Neigbours Kenya, Rwanda And Mali - New VisionQatar 2022 World Cup: Uganda To Battle Neigbours Kenya, Rwanda And Mali  New Vision

Analysis: Papua New Guinea lures S Korean refiners with naphtha-rich Kutubu crude - S&P GlobalAnalysis: Papua New Guinea lures S Korean refiners with naphtha-rich Kutubu crude  S&P Global

RELIVE: 2022 World Cup qualifiers draw for Africa - Africa - Sports - Ahram OnlineRELIVE: 2022 World Cup qualifiers draw for Africa - Africa - Sports  Ahram Online

Olanrewaju: Equatorial Guinea defender joins Racing Santander from Sporting Huelva? - Goal.comOlanrewaju: Equatorial Guinea defender joins Racing Santander from Sporting Huelva?  Goal.com

Equatorial Guinea oil and gas Market Rising Trends and Research Outlook 2019 to 2025 - Galus AustralisEquatorial Guinea oil and gas Market Rising Trends and Research Outlook 2019 to 2025  Galus Australis

Quiz! Can you name the only player from these nations to appear in the Premier League? - FourFourTwoQuiz! Can you name the only player from these nations to appear in the Premier League?  FourFourTwo

Yahya Jammeh warned not to return to The Gambia - BBC NewsYahya Jammeh warned not to return to The Gambia  BBC News

Equatorial Guinea's Minister HE Gabriel M. Obiang Lima Congratulates PetroVietnam On Its Expansion In Dubai - PR WebEquatorial Guinea's Minister HE Gabriel M. Obiang Lima Congratulates PetroVietnam On Its Expansion In Dubai  PR Web

To get IMF bailout, Equatorial Guinea's ruler must reveal assets - NamibianTo get IMF bailout, Equatorial Guinea's ruler must reveal assets  Namibian

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa: GenKey in Niger, Securiport in CAR, new reseller partner for Daon in SA - Biometric UpdateBiometrics and digital ID in Africa: GenKey in Niger, Securiport in CAR, new reseller partner for Daon in SA  Biometric Update

Super Eagles draw for Qatar 2022 qualifiers revealed - P.M. NewsSuper Eagles draw for Qatar 2022 qualifiers revealed  P.M. News

Soccer–African draw for 2022 World Cup qualifying - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters AfricaSoccer–African draw for 2022 World Cup qualifying - Agricultural Commodities  Reuters Africa

Equatorial Guinea Courts $1bn to Diversify Energy Sector - Proshare Nigeria LimitedEquatorial Guinea Courts $1bn to Diversify Energy Sector  Proshare Nigeria Limited

Molefi Ntseki on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar draw, Bafana Bafana in Pot - KickOff.comMolefi Ntseki on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar draw, Bafana Bafana in Pot  KickOff.com

Equatorial Guinea launches 'Year of Investment 2020' campaign - WorldOilEquatorial Guinea launches 'Year of Investment 2020' campaign  WorldOil

Warriors to know WC opponents - ChronicleWarriors to know WC opponents  Chronicle

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

Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea to Attend Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi - EIN NewsMinistry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea to Attend Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi  EIN News

Equatorial Guinea prepares for new era for oil - Petroleum EconomistEquatorial Guinea prepares for new era for oil  Petroleum Economist

Ill-Gotten Assets in Equatorial Guinea - Human Rights WatchIll-Gotten Assets in Equatorial Guinea  Human Rights Watch

A Tiny Tyranny in Equatorial Guinea Sustained by Oil Riches - BloombergA Tiny Tyranny in Equatorial Guinea Sustained by Oil Riches  Bloomberg

Equatorial Guinea announces winners of EG Ronda 2019 bidding round - WorldOilEquatorial Guinea announces winners of EG Ronda 2019 bidding round  WorldOil

Equatorial Guinea announces $1 billion of energy projects - ReutersEquatorial Guinea announces $1 billion of energy projects  Reuters

Equatorial Guinea says currency caps will hurt Gulf of Guinea energy prospects - ReutersEquatorial Guinea says currency caps will hurt Gulf of Guinea energy prospects  Reuters

Equatorial Guinea Expects $1.4 Billion in Oil Investments in 2020 - BloombergEquatorial Guinea Expects $1.4 Billion in Oil Investments in 2020  Bloomberg

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

Marcel Desailly to conduct 2022 World Cup draw tonight - GhanaWebMarcel Desailly to conduct 2022 World Cup draw tonight  GhanaWeb

The Anniversary that Shouldn't Be: 40 Years of President Obiang in Equatorial Guinea - Human Rights WatchThe Anniversary that Shouldn't Be: 40 Years of President Obiang in Equatorial Guinea  Human Rights Watch

Swiss auction off supercars of Equatorial Guinea leader’s son - BBC NewsSwiss auction off supercars of Equatorial Guinea leader’s son  BBC News

Equatorial Guinea president to visit refugee settlement in Uganda - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaEquatorial Guinea president to visit refugee settlement in Uganda - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Equatorial Guinea Pledges Continued Support to Foreign Operators in its Hydrocarbon Sector - Africa Oil & PowerEquatorial Guinea Pledges Continued Support to Foreign Operators in its Hydrocarbon Sector  Africa Oil & Power

Kosmos Energy finds oil off Equatorial Guinea: oil ministry - ReutersKosmos Energy finds oil off Equatorial Guinea: oil ministry  Reuters

Equatorial Guinea launches 2020 investment agenda with the African Energy Chamber - WorldOilEquatorial Guinea launches 2020 investment agenda with the African Energy Chamber  WorldOil

Equatorial Guinea Announces $1 Billion in Projects for 'Year of Investment 2020' - Africa Oil & PowerEquatorial Guinea Announces $1 Billion in Projects for 'Year of Investment 2020'  Africa Oil & Power

LUKOIL signs exploration MOU with Equatorial Guinea - WorldOilLUKOIL signs exploration MOU with Equatorial Guinea  WorldOil

IMF approves $280m loan to Equatorial Guinea despite NGO criticism - Financial TimesIMF approves $280m loan to Equatorial Guinea despite NGO criticism  Financial Times

2022 World Cup qualifiers: Black Stars may face Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Angola - GhanaWeb2022 World Cup qualifiers: Black Stars may face Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Angola  GhanaWeb

Equatorial Guinea: 40 years of repression and rule of fear highlights human rights crisis - Amnesty InternationalEquatorial Guinea: 40 years of repression and rule of fear highlights human rights crisis  Amnesty International

Saipem wins $100 million Equatorial Guinea pipeline contract - ReutersSaipem wins $100 million Equatorial Guinea pipeline contract  Reuters

Malabo's dash for gas in Equatorial Guinea - Petroleum EconomistMalabo's dash for gas in Equatorial Guinea  Petroleum Economist

Equatorial Guinea's CSR publication highlights oil and gas sector achievements - African ReviewEquatorial Guinea's CSR publication highlights oil and gas sector achievements  African Review

Equatorial Guinea struggles for place in world tourism - FRANCE 24Equatorial Guinea struggles for place in world tourism  FRANCE 24

Equatorial Guinea carries Year of Investment initiative into 2020 - ESI AfricaEquatorial Guinea carries Year of Investment initiative into 2020  ESI Africa

Equatorial Guinea pitches for investment - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceEquatorial Guinea pitches for investment - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Noble Energy makes oil discovery off Equatorial Guinea: minister - ReutersNoble Energy makes oil discovery off Equatorial Guinea: minister  Reuters

Equatorial Guinea Hopes to Rejoin Anti-Corruption Group - OCCRPEquatorial Guinea Hopes to Rejoin Anti-Corruption Group  OCCRP

OPEC's Equatorial Guinea banking on a $700 million IMF deal by 2020 - WorldOilOPEC's Equatorial Guinea banking on a $700 million IMF deal by 2020  WorldOil

Equatorial Guinea to Convert Punta Europa Methanol Plant to Modular Refinery - Africa Oil & PowerEquatorial Guinea to Convert Punta Europa Methanol Plant to Modular Refinery  Africa Oil & Power

Public housing in Equatorial Guinea a mirage for the poorest - FRANCE 24Public housing in Equatorial Guinea a mirage for the poorest  FRANCE 24

Neoliberalism and the march of impunity in Equatorial Guinea - Mail and GuardianNeoliberalism and the march of impunity in Equatorial Guinea  Mail and Guardian

Equatorial Guinea: Dissolution of an NGO shows escalating crackdown on civil society - Amnesty InternationalEquatorial Guinea: Dissolution of an NGO shows escalating crackdown on civil society  Amnesty International

Equatorial Guinea building Trump border wall with Cameroon - Quartz AfricaEquatorial Guinea building Trump border wall with Cameroon  Quartz Africa

UPDATE 1-Equatorial Guinea to award 7-8 blocks in Nov, press for more drilling - ReutersUPDATE 1-Equatorial Guinea to award 7-8 blocks in Nov, press for more drilling  Reuters

Neil on Africa: Equatorial Guinea is the Goliath of the continent - IOLNeil on Africa: Equatorial Guinea is the Goliath of the continent  IOL

What if Equatorial Guinea Kept Its Promises on Human Rights? - Human Rights WatchWhat if Equatorial Guinea Kept Its Promises on Human Rights?  Human Rights Watch

Equatorial Guinea – Visit by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (27-28.07.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères - France DiplomatieEquatorial Guinea – Visit by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (27-28.07.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères  France Diplomatie

OPEC’s Smallest Member Is Banking on a $700 Million IMF Deal by 2020 - BloombergOPEC’s Smallest Member Is Banking on a $700 Million IMF Deal by 2020  Bloomberg

UNHCR welcomes Equatorial Guinea's accession to Kampala Convention on IDPs - UNHCRUNHCR welcomes Equatorial Guinea's accession to Kampala Convention on IDPs  UNHCR

Equatorial Guinea: A Move to Rejoin Anti-Corruption Group - Human Rights WatchEquatorial Guinea: A Move to Rejoin Anti-Corruption Group  Human Rights Watch

GIEWS Country Brief: Equatorial Guinea 16-October-2019 - Equatorial Guinea - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Equatorial Guinea 16-October-2019 - Equatorial Guinea  ReliefWeb

Equatorial Guinea: Salary difference, The Black Hole in the Pocket of Oil and Gas Companies - Africanews EnglishEquatorial Guinea: Salary difference, The Black Hole in the Pocket of Oil and Gas Companies  Africanews English

Benjamín Zarandona tells the story of the day that Setién trained Guinea - Asap LandBenjamín Zarandona tells the story of the day that Setién trained Guinea  Asap Land

Equatorial Guinea says to award 7-8 blocks in current round at end November - ReutersEquatorial Guinea says to award 7-8 blocks in current round at end November  Reuters

Equatorial Guinea Sentences 112 to Jail for Plot to Kill Leader - BloombergEquatorial Guinea Sentences 112 to Jail for Plot to Kill Leader  Bloomberg