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
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Equatorial Guinea partners with Arabian Energy to build Bioko Oil ... - WorldOil (subscription)

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Equatorial Guinea partners with Arabian Energy to build Bioko Oil ...
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Following the signing of an agreement between the Government of Equatorial Guinea and Arabian Energy to work together on the Bioko Oil Terminal, the ...
Equatorial Guinea and Arabian Energy work together on Bioko oil ...Oil Review Africa

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Cardinal Filoni in Equatorial Guinea meets Bishops - Vatican Radio

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Cardinal Filoni in Equatorial Guinea meets Bishops
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Meeting the Bishops on Monday, Cardinal Filoni expressed the gratitude of the Holy See for the for the great progress within the Church of Equatorial Guinea. The Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples told Guinea's Bishops that ...



Equatorial Guinea - OPEC relations [Business Africa] - africanews

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Equatorial Guinea - OPEC relations [Business Africa]
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Equatorial Guinea is keen to join OPEC , President Theodoro Obiang Nguema recently visited Saudi Arabia to proceed with the negotiations. The two leaders held a session during which they reviewed the country's chances of joining the oil exporters ...



Pres. Lungu Heads To Equatorial Guinea | Zambia Reports - Zambia Reports

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Pres. Lungu Heads To Equatorial Guinea | Zambia Reports
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President Edgar Lungu is tomorrow expected in Equatorial Guinea to attend the Summit of Heads of State of the African Union Committee of Ten (C10) on the ...

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Plane from Equatorial Guinea at Rochester airport - Post-Bulletin (blog)

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Plane from Equatorial Guinea at Rochester airport
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In the past, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the president of Equatorial Guinea, has been a regular visitor to Mayo Clinic. So that's probably the simple explanation for the plane's presence. He took the office of president in 1979 with a military coup ...



Equatorial Guinea hosts first Economic Forum in Saudi Arabia ... - BizNis Africa

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Equatorial Guinea hosts first Economic Forum in Saudi Arabia ...
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BizNis Africa focuses on Africa's 3 major business economic sectors ICT (Information and Communications Technology), Mining and Energy.
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Riyadh backs Equatorial Guinea as new OPEC member - UPI.comUPI.com

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Africa: Long-Serving Equatorial Guinea's Nguema Blames Africa's ... - AllAfrica.com

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Africa: Long-Serving Equatorial Guinea's Nguema Blames Africa's ...
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The Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, said on Wednesday night that the African continent has potential to transform from its ...
Oil Production: Uganda to learn from Equatorial GuineaUganda Radio Network
Long-serving Equatorial Guinea's Nguema hails late GaddafiMedafrica Times

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Equatorial Guinea says has crucial Saudi support for Opec membership bid - Creamer Media's Engineering News

Equatorial Guinea says has crucial Saudi support for Opec membership bid
Creamer Media's Engineering News
Africa's third-biggest oil producer Equatorial Guinea said on Thursday it had crucial support from Saudi Arabia for its bid to become a member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec). The country also said in a statement it ...



Activists Enrique Asumu & Alfredo Okenve detained in Equatorial Guinea - IFEX

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Activists Enrique Asumu & Alfredo Okenve detained in Equatorial Guinea
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The authorities have a long history of harassing, arbitrarily detaining, and generally interfering with the work of human rights defenders in Equatorial Guinea, said Tutu Alicante, executive director of EG Justice, which monitors human rights abuses ...



Ophir Energy signs agreement for Fortuna FLNG project, Equatorial ... - Offshore Technology

Offshore Technology

Ophir Energy signs agreement for Fortuna FLNG project, Equatorial ...
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Ophir Holdings & Ventures has signed an agreement with the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, OneLNG and La Compaa Nacional De Petrleos De Guinea ...

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