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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CAMEROON - EQUATORIAL GUINEA - CBGE affair: Fotso blocks Malabo's ... - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

CAMEROON - EQUATORIAL GUINEA - CBGE affair: Fotso blocks Malabo's ...
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
There has been a new development in the dispute between Yves-Michel Fotso and the state of Equatorial Guinea. According to our sources, the Cameroonian businessman had several of the Equatorial Guinean embassy's accounts in France provisionally ...
Equatorial Guinea Develops Industrial Plan in Drive to Diversify EconomyPR Newswire (press release)

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Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa
NPR (blog)
Health officials are worried. After being free of polio for nearly 15 years, Equatorial Guinea has reported two cases of the disease. The children paralyzed are in two distant parts of the country. So the virus may have spread widely across the small ...

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Equatorial Guinea Dictator's Son Cancels Deposition in Jet Seizure Case - Main Justice

Equatorial Guinea Dictator's Son Cancels Deposition in Jet Seizure Case
Main Justice
Dealing with complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance and business disputes can detract from efforts to succ... Dealing with complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance and business disputes can detract from efforts to succeed. Better ...

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Polio Confirmed in Equatorial Guinea, Linked to Outbreak in Cameroon - Infection Control Today

Polio Confirmed in Equatorial Guinea, Linked to Outbreak in Cameroon
Infection Control Today
In Equatorial Guinea, three new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases have been reported on 14 April 14, 2014, the first polio in the country since 1999. Genetic sequencing indicates these cases are linked to an ongoing WPV1 outbreak in Cameroon which ...



Ebola - Facing Down Fear to Save Lives in Guinea - AllAfrica.com

Ebola - Facing Down Fear to Save Lives in Guinea
AllAfrica.com
Equatorial Guinea: Ebola - Facing Down Fear to Save Lives in Guinea. By Moustapha Diallo, 22 April 2014. press release. In Conakry, the capital of Guinea, everyone is frightened of the Ebola virus disease. It is the first time one of the most lethal ...

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FRANCE - EQUATORIAL GUINEA - The apartment block at 42 avenue Foch ... - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

FRANCE - EQUATORIAL GUINEA - The apartment block at 42 avenue Foch ...
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
France's supreme court validated the seizure order issued by the two judges both in substance and form, referring to an absence of justification and legal foundation in the case presented by Malabo. By the same token, it confirmed that Ganesha Holding ...



Royal palace denies intervening on behalf of Equatorial Guinea dictator - EL PAÍS in English

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Royal palace denies intervening on behalf of Equatorial Guinea dictator
EL PAÍS in English
Enviar Imprimir Guardar. Teodoro Obiang, the longtime dictator of Equatorial Guinea, on Tuesday gave thanks to Spain's royal family for intervening on his behalf so that he could talk at a conference on Spanish in Africa at the Cervantes Institute in ...
Equatorial Guinean dictator Obiang creates awkward atmosphere at Adolfo ...NEWS.GNOM.ES

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SBM Offshore Discloses Payments to Angola, Equatorial Guinea Officials - Wall Street Journal (blog)

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SBM Offshore Discloses Payments to Angola, Equatorial Guinea Officials
Wall Street Journal (blog)
SBM Offshore NV said Wednesday that “there is some evidence” the company made payments to government officials in Angola and Equatorial Guinea, and is discussing the matter with U.S. and Dutch authorities. The Dutch oil-services provider said in a ...
'Some evidence' of African govt officials bribes: SBM OffshoreSeatrade Global
SBM Offshore comes clean on African, Brazil bribery allegationsDutchNews.nl
SBM Offshore Finds Possible 'Improper Payments'The Maritime Executive
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Equatorial Guinea and Galicia add 76 billion euros to the economic weight of ... - Macauhub

Equatorial Guinea and Galicia add 76 billion euros to the economic weight of ...
Macauhub
Equatorial Guinea and Galicia are the two economies closest to joining the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) and they may add almost 76 billion euros to the bloc's economic weight. Equatorial Guinea, whose economy is worth US$19.7 ...



Equatorial Guinea Launches Polio Immunization Campaign - SYS-CON Media (press release)

Equatorial Guinea Launches Polio Immunization Campaign
SYS-CON Media (press release)
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has launched a campaign to immunize the nation's children against polio following some recent outbreaks. The first case of polio was detected ...

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