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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VIDEO: Cper off to winning start as Egypt top Equatorial Guinea 2-0 - King Fut

King Fut

VIDEO: Cper off to winning start as Egypt top Equatorial Guinea 2-0
King Fut
The Hctor Cper era got off to a promising start for Egypt, as goals from Basem Morsi and Mahmoud Trezeguet saw them past Equatorial Guinea at the Petro Sport Stadium in Cairo. In the Argentine's first test as Egypt manager, Hector Cuper selected a ...
Cuper starts Pharaohs era with a winSuperSport

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Zamalek Keeper El-Shennawy out of Egypt- Equatorial Guinea friendly - Ahram Online

Ahram Online

Zamalek Keeper El-Shennawy out of Egypt- Equatorial Guinea friendly
Ahram Online
Egypt was initially meant to face Equatorial Guinea in Morocco, but the venue was changed to Cairo's Petro Sport Stadium. The winners of three successive Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) (2006, 2008 and 2010) are currently preparing for the 2017 AFCON ...
El-Shennawy, Fathi injured ahead of Equatorial Guinea friendlyKing Fut
El-Shenawy Out Of Egypt's Friendly Against Equatorial GuineaAFKInsider

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Ovono returns to Equatorial Guinea without signing for Orlando Pirates - Goal.com

Goal.com

Ovono returns to Equatorial Guinea without signing for Orlando Pirates
Goal.com
... Philani Zikalala on their books, and it remains to be seen if they will renew their interest in Ovono at the end of the current campaign. Ovono made his name during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament on home soil, helping Equatorial ...



Amnesty demands Equatorial Guinea release rights activist - The State

Amnesty demands Equatorial Guinea release rights activist
The State
DAKAR, Senegal Equatorial Guinea should release a human rights activist who was detained for denouncing the arrest of an opposition leader, said a human rights group. Luis Nzo was beaten and then arrested on Thursday in the tiny, oil-rich Central ...

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Release Human Rights Defender and Opposition Leader - AllAfrica.com

Release Human Rights Defender and Opposition Leader
AllAfrica.com
Washington, DC Equatorial Guinea must release a human rights defender detained simply for campaigning against the unlawful arrest and subsequent restriction of movement imposed on opposition leader Guillermo Nguema, Amnesty International and ...



La Roche grad appointed Equatorial Guinea's ambassador to United States - Tribune-Review

La Roche grad appointed Equatorial Guinea's ambassador to United States
Tribune-Review
President Barack Obama participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony with Amb. Miguel Ntutumu Evuna Andeme, Ambassador of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in the Oval Office, Feb. 23, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence ...



Egypt enjoy full strength ahead of Equatorial Guinea test - Ahram Online

Ahram Online

Egypt enjoy full strength ahead of Equatorial Guinea test
Ahram Online
Egypt was initially meant to face Equatorial Guinea in Morocco, but the venue was changed to Cairo's Petro Sport Stadium. The winners of three successive Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) (2006, 2008 and 2010) are currently preparing for the 2017 AFCON ...

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Equatorial Guinea graduates first class of air traffic controllers - eTurboNews

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Equatorial Guinea graduates first class of air traffic controllers
eTurboNews
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea - The government of Equatorial Guinea graduated its first class of air traffic controllers in Madrid last week. Eight new professional air traffic controllers received diplomas after completing a 13-month course conducted by ...

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President of Equatorial Guinea Thanks Support of Angolan Counterpart - AllAfrica.com

President of Equatorial Guinea Thanks Support of Angolan Counterpart
AllAfrica.com
Windhoek The support provided by the Angolan President, Jos Eduardo dos Santos, to the authorities of Equatorial Guinea in the organisation of various events in that country was highlighted with gratitude last Friday in Windhoek, Namibia, by the ...



Brilliant Receives Third Payment from Government of Equatorial Guinea - SYS-CON Media (press release)

Brilliant Receives Third Payment from Government of Equatorial Guinea
SYS-CON Media (press release)
EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/24/15 -- Ivory Resources Inc. (the "Company" or "Ivory"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brilliant Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: BLT) ("Brilliant"), announces that it has received, from the government of the ...

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