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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Parliament probes UPDF deployment in Equatorial Guinea - New Vision

New Vision

Parliament probes UPDF deployment in Equatorial Guinea
New Vision
Parliament is probing the circumstances under which the Uganda government has sent UPDF troops to Equatorial Guinea. The state minister for defence Col. Charles Okello Engora has confirmed that the Uganda government has sent troops to troubled ...



Uganda sends troops to Equatorial Guinea for capacity building - Coastweek

Uganda sends troops to Equatorial Guinea for capacity building
Coastweek
KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) -- The Ugandan military has sent a team of 100 officers to Equatorial Guinea to help build capacity and professionalization of the west African nation's army, a spokesperson said here on Tuesday. Brig. Richard Karemire, Uganda's ...

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Top court set to arbitrate in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea border row - The Standard (press release)

The Standard (press release)

Top court set to arbitrate in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea border row
The Standard (press release)
A 40-year border dispute between Gabon and Equatorial Guinea has officially been referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands. The international court will now arbitrate in the protracted maritime row over oil-rich ...



Equatorial Guinea government moves to new city in rainforest - BBC ... - BBC News

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Equatorial Guinea Confirms It Is Hosting Gambia's Yahya Jammeh - Newsweek

Newsweek

Equatorial Guinea Confirms It Is Hosting Gambia's Yahya Jammeh
Newsweek
Equatorial Guinea has confirmed it is hosting exiled former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh, who left his homeland Saturday under threat of military action. Eugenio Nse Obiang, Equatorial Guinea's information minister, confirmed Jammeh's presence in ...
Equatorial Guinea Confirms Hosting Ousted Gambian LeaderVoice of America
Equatorial Guinea confirms Jammeh's political asylum in the countryafricanews
Equatorial Guinea confirms hosting JammehDaily Trust
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Equatorial Guinea: New US Secretary of State Linked to 'Petro-Kleptocrat' Obiang - AllAfrica.com

AllAfrica.com

Equatorial Guinea: New US Secretary of State Linked to 'Petro-Kleptocrat' Obiang
AllAfrica.com
But several senators also raised incisive questions about ExxonMobil's role in Equatorial Guinea, noting that Tillerson's company helped to sustain, enrich and embolden a dictator and the circle of family and sycophants who surround him. Tillerson ...



Equatorial Guinea: Why Poverty Plagues a High-Income Nation - Human Rights Watch

Equatorial Guinea: Why Poverty Plagues a High-Income Nation
Human Rights Watch
The African Union's (AU) discussions about poverty have never focused on Equatorial Guinea, a small but oil-rich country boasting the highest per capita income on the continent. But with its foreign minister, Agapito Mba Mokuy, seeking the African ...



Telecom Sector In Equatorial Guinea To Evolve In The Future: Ken Research - Industry Today (press release)

Telecom Sector In Equatorial Guinea To Evolve In The Future: Ken Research
Industry Today (press release)
Ken Research has announced publication titled, Equatorial Guinea: Expansion of 3G Services and Investments in Fiber to Fuel Growth which provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Equatorial Guinea today, with detailed ...



Equatorial Guinea Makes Bid to Join OPEC - OilVoice

OilVoice

Equatorial Guinea Makes Bid to Join OPEC
OilVoice
For decades, Equatorial Guinea has achieved a sterling track record as a dependable supplier of petroleum to consumers in all corners of the world, the Minister said in a statement. We firmly believe that Equatorial Guinea's interests are fully ...



Equatorial Guinea Says It Expects Decision Soon On OPEC Membership Bid - Rigzone

Rigzone

Equatorial Guinea Says It Expects Decision Soon On OPEC Membership Bid
Rigzone
3 oil producer Equatorial Guinea has held "fruitful" discussions and expects a decision soon on an offer to join the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the country's energy minister told Reuters on Wednesday. "We've held fruitful ...
Equatorial Guinea waiting for an OPEC membershipAFRIKA NEWS
Equatorial Guinea moves to join OPECTVC News

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